NRCS announces new CIG grant application period

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The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service in Idaho has announced a second application period for grants to support innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. Grant proposals are due July 19.

The NRCS uses CIG to work with partners to accelerate transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches that address some of the nation’s most pressing natural resource concerns. This year, applications for all resource concerns will be considered by Idaho. These include Rangeland, Wildlife, Soil Health and any other categories that relate to NRCS conservation priorities. Special consideration for funding will be given to applications that relate to the following priorities related to water quantity and quality.

Potential applicants should review the announcement of program funding available at www.grants.gov offsite link image , which includes application materials and submission procedures.

CIG is authorized and funded under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Projects can last up to three years. The maximum award amount for any project in Idaho this year is $75,000.

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