(Columbia) – The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for grants to fund projects focusing on soil health and water quality.
State Conservationist J.R. Flores said Missouri anticipates having $100,000 available for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). Individual grants can be for up to $50,000, and can be used to fund up to 50 percent of a project’s total cost.
Conservation Innovation Grants are for projects targeting innovative, on-the-ground conservation, including target projects and field demonstrations that can last from one to three years.
Information about CIG and the application process is available online at www.mo.nrcs.usda.gov under the section titled “Helping People Help the Land”. Applications must be received by 4 PM on June 13.
Submit applications via the United States Postal Service or by express mail or courier service to:
USDA-NRCS, CIG Program
Supervisory Contracting Officer
601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 250
Columbia, Missouri 65203
Application may also be submitted by e-mail to Ellizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org