NRCS Seeks Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that applications are now being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue sources for producers and address natural resource conservation challenges. These grants are available for state, local, and tribal governments, NGOs, individuals, and others as part of the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program, to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands.  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 web site HERE.

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