Conservation Innovation Grant

USDA’s NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) is accepting applications for its Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) for projects aimed at stimulating the development and implementation of innovative conservation practices.  Pre-proposals are due February 24th, 2015 and selected applications will be invited to submit a full proposal for $20 million in total available funding.  Approximately half of this total funding will be set aside from projects addressing environmental markets and conservation projects that engage agricultural producers.