The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation activities with partners that collaboratively address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Through RCPP, … Read more
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a competitive program that supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands. The goals of the program are set yearly, but generally, CIG partners work to address our nation’s water quality, air quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat challenges, all while improving agricultural operations through creative problem solving and innovation.
Public and private grantees develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and develop market-based solutions to resource challenges.
State and local governments, U.S. territories, tribal governments, individuals, non-profits, and for-profit businesses are all eligible recipients.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
The program is funded at approximately $37.5 million per year.
Cost Share Requirements
There is a 1:1 cost-share requirement.
Application deadlines are typically in late summer/early fall and are announced in the spring of each year.