Texas NRCS Announces Funding for Innovation Grants
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making $1 million available to support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands in Texas. Texas NRCS is accepting proposals through April 16, 2021, for state Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG), a competitive program that supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands.
Applicants must submit their applications via grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 16, 2021. Project proposals will be evaluated by NRCS with the assistance of the State Technical Committee based on the criteria identified in the request for proposal.
Selected applicants may receive grants up to 50 percent of the total project cost, not to exceed $75,000. Applicants must provide nonfederal matching funds for at least 50 percent of the project cost, of which 50 percent may be from in-kind contributions. Projects may be single or multiyear, not to exceed three years.