CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANTS
US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA), USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SEVICE (NRCS)
Help foster adoption of innovative agricultural conservation technologies.
Deadline to Apply
Applicants planning to demonstrate innovative agricultural conservation technologies may apply. Projects must have a direct benefit to agricultural producers meeting eligibility requirements of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Program generally requires 50% non-federal match from cash and/or in kind sources.
Funding Potential for Award–$75,000 limit per applicant.
Range of Awards–No lower limit imposed by rule.
Funding Cycle – Duration–Successful applicants are expected to complete projects within 36 months of award.
Source of Funds–Federal funds.
How to Apply–See http://www.nm.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/
Selection Criteria & Decision Authority –Ranking factors are updated annually, depending on national guidance, and State Technical Committee input.
7 CFR Part 1466
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please contact the USDA NRCS with questions.