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Deadline: June 17, 2016

U.S. Department of Agriculture: New Mexico Conservation Innovation Grants

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals and guides or to the private sector. CIG is used to apply or demonstrate previously proven technology in order to increase adoption with an emphasis on opportunities to scale proven, emerging conservation strategies. CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.

Amount: A total of $75,000 is available.

Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian Tribes, States or local units of government, non-governmental organizations, or an individuals.

Link: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nm/programs/financial/cig/

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