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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

USDA On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials. Due 9/22. $25M Available.

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On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials for FY 2022

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NRCS is announcing the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials) to stimulate the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with agricultural producers. For 2022, applications will be accepted from eligible entities for projects addressing at least one of the following priorities: irrigation management technologies; climate smart agricultural solutions; nutrient management; and soil health demonstration (SHD) trial. Up to $25 million is available for On-Farm Trials in 2022. NRCS anticipates that at least $10 million of On-Farm Trials funding in 2022 will be awarded to entities applying for the SHD component. On-Farm Trials projects may be between 3 and 5 years in duration.


State governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Small businesses

Private institutions of higher education

County governments

For profit organizations other than small businesses

City or township governments

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

Special district governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

For-profit entities are eligible for On-Farm Trials if their primary business is related to agriculture. Nonprofit entities are eligible for On-Farm Trials if they have experience working with agricultural producers.

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September 22, 2022

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

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