Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA 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.
2021, applications are accepted from eligible entities for projects addressing at least one of the following priorities:
Irrigation Management Technologies; Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions; Management Technologies and Strategies; and Soil Health Demonstration Trial.
Up to $25 million is available for On-Farm Trials in 202 1. NRCS anticipates that at least $10 million of On-Farm Trials funding in 2021 will be awarded to entities applying for the Soil Health Demonstration Trial (SHD) component.
On-Farm Trials projects may be between three and five years in duration.
A webinar for On-Farm Trials applicants is scheduled for May 13, 2021 at 3 p.m.
Information on how to participate in the Microsoft Teams webinar is included in the notice of funding opportunity (NFO) included under the related documents tab.