NRCS is announcing the availability of CIG to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.
Applications will be accepted from eligible entities for projects carried out in the state of Virginia.
A total of up to $450,000 is available for
CIG in FY 201 8. All non-Federal entities (NFE) and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of Federal agencies.
Projects may be between one and three years in duration.
The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2018 is $75,00 0. The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production.
CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and im1ovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to agricultural producers into NRCS technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector.
CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research.
On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a specific applied conservation question using a statistically valid design while employing farm-scale equipment on farms, ranches or private forest lands.