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Grant Period Open: Wisconsin NRCS Accepting Proposals for 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants

April 20, 2021 - May 7, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wisconsin announced today, up to $500,000 in funding is available for eligible individuals, local and state government, non-governmental organizations and tribes through the NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. Project proposals are due May 7, 2021.

In conjunction with agricultural production, CIG is intended to support the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Projects must be within Wisconsin and may be area based or state-wide in scope.

The CIG proposal must involve Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) eligible producers and should demonstrate the use of innovative technologies or approaches to address a natural resource concern. These resource concerns must fit into one of the following categories: Conservation Planning, Manure Management Systems or Soil Health Management Systems.

To learn more visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Wisconsin website.