AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas is accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Fiscal Year 2023.
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a competitive program that supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands. Through creative problem solving and innovation, CIG partners work to address our nation’s water quality, air quality, soil health and wildlife habitat challenges, all while improving agricultural operations.
Applications are accepted from eligible entities for projects carried out in the State of Texas. A total of up to $1,000,000 is available for the Texas CIG competition.
CIG PRIORITIES FOR FY 2023:
1. Urban & Small Farm Agriculture Conservation
2. Innovation in agricultural systems, technology, testing, outreach, and partnerships for the Broad-Scale Application of Climate Smart Agriculture
3. Innovation in natural resource assessment leading to improved conservation planning and application efficiency
Applicants must submit their applications by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 24, 2023, via Grants.gov at USDA-NRCS-TX-CIG-23-NOFO0001258.
–USDA NRCS Texas