Webinar: Conservation Innovation Grants (Classic)
Participants will learn about an opportunity included in the 2018 Farm Bill that provides eligible entities with funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.
The purpose of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to agricultural producers, into NRCS technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector. CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a specific applied conservation question using a statistically valid design while employing farm-scale equipment on farms, ranches or private forest lands.
All U.S.-based non-Federal entities (NFE) and individuals, with the exception of Federal agencies, are eligible to apply. Individuals and entities may submit more than one application and may receive more than one award. Funding is available annually and goes directly to partners. Projects may be between one and three years in duration.
This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. For more information or to register, visit the webinar webpage, or contact Candy Thomas, Science & Technology Training Library content manager.