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USDA Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) – Two Funding Opportunities Available – Due 10/30

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Conservation Innovation Grants



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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $65 million through two funding opportunities for new tools, approaches, practices and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program.

CIG is a competitive grants program. Through creative problem solving and innovation, CIG partners work to address our nation's water quality, water quantity, air quality, soil health and wildlife habitat challenges, all while improving agricultural operations. CIG contributes to USDA’s efforts to address climate change through climate-smart agriculture.

Two separate CIG funding opportunities are now available on $50 million through CIG On-Farm Trials and $15 million is available through CIG Classic.

For CIG On-Farm Trials, this year’s funding priorities are:

  • Irrigation water management technologies

  • Nutrient management

  • Feeding management and enteric methane reduction

  • Grazing lands

  • Soil health demonstration trials

For CIG Classic, this year’s funding priorities are:

  • Forestry

  • Habitat conservation and restoration for wildlife and invertebrates

  • Managing agricultural lands to improve local water quality

  • Energy conservation

  • Economics

  • Strengthening conservation through indigenous knowledge


This opportunity is open to all domestic non-federal entities and individuals based in the United States for projects carried out in the U.S. 

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October 30, 2023

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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