NRCS Accepting CIG Pre-Proposals

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for pre-proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants. The grants allow for the accelerated development of technologies and adoption of promising approaches that address natural resource concerns on private agricultural and forest lands. Priority will go to applications relating to nutrient management, energy conservation, soil health, air quality, climate change, wildlife, economics, sociology, environmental markets, food safety, historically underserved groups or assessments of past CIG projects. About 15-million dollars will be made available for these competitive grants nationwide. To learn more about this opportunity visit the NRCS website at www dot nrcs dot usda dot gov ( Click on the technical assistance link under the popular topics heading. Applications are due March 7th. To apply electronically - visit grants dot gov (

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