NRCS Offers Funding for On-farm Conservation Trials

Julie Hawkins at NRCS Virginia State office just issued this exciting announcement:

The 2018 Farm Bill authorized a new, additional sub-program for CIG (Conservation Innovation Grants) referred to as On-Farm Conservation Trials.  The signup for this new opportunity opens today for up to 25 Million for On-Farm Trials and is posted on Grants.gov.  NRCS is accepting proposals from private entities whose primary business is related to agriculture, Non-governmental organizations with experience working with agricultural producers, and Non-Federal government agencies through July 15, 2019.  The minimum award is $250,000 with a maximum of $5,000,000.

The funding announcement is available at the new CIG On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials website (hyperlinked).

The official news release provides additional information including a webinar for applicants.