December 8, 2006
December 8, 2006 - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns this week announced the request for proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). The CIG program is designed to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.
"CIG rewards the creation of new and innovative approaches to managing the nation's natural resources more effectively and efficiently," said Johanns. "It allows applicants to come up with practical solutions to address conservation and resource management on a local, regional or national scale."
For fiscal year 2007, up to $20 million is available for the National CIG competition. Funds for single- or multi-year projects, not to exceed three years, will be awarded through a nationwide competitive grants process with applications accepted from all 50 states, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and the Pacific Basin Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) from all eligible government or non-government organizations or individuals, including federally recognized tribes.
To view the announcement of program funding or to apply visit: www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cig