USDA NRCS Seeks Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that applications are being accepted for its Conservation Innovations Grants (CIG) program.  NRCS will provide up to $20 million for CIG grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands.  State and local governments, Federally recognized Indian Tribes, non-governmental and educational organizations, private businesses, and individuals are encouraged to apply.  NRCS will accept pre-proposals for initial review before inviting entities to submit full proposals. Pre-proposals are due Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  For more information and to apply, visit the NRCS web site HERE and/or APPLY.