Opportunity: Conservation Innovation Grants for agricultural lands in the US Caribbean

USDA NRCS conservation innovation grants

The United States Departure of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants for qualifying entities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (as well as other US states and territories):

Conservation Innovation Grants are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands.

For more than a decade, CIG projects have addressed a wide diversity of topics and resource concerns, including soil health, irrigation efficiency, wildlife and pollinator habitat, water and air quality, greenhouse gas markets, on-farm energy use and conservation finance.

CIG applications are accepted from state or local governments, federally-recognized American Indian tribes, non-governmental organizations and individuals in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and the Pacific Islands Area.

NRCS recognizes the need to provide special consideration to historically-underserved agricultural producers and forest landowners and strives to ensure that they benefit from innovative technologies and approaches. Each year, up to 10 percent of national CIG funds is set aside for applicants who are beginning or limited resource farmers and ranchers, American Indian tribes or community-based organizations that include or represent these producers and private forest landowners.

Get more information from the NRCS website. The application deadline is February 26, 2018.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

IDB-FEMSA Award 2020
Inter-American Development Banks seeks innovative solutions in water, sanitation, and solid waste

The 2020 Inter-American Development Bank-FEMSA award will grant US$10,000 to winning innovators in each of three categories: water, sanitation, and solid waste. The BID-FEMSA Award, granted by the IDB’s water and sanitation division and the FEMSA Foundation, recognizes each year the most innovative solutions with proven results to overcome deficiencies and challenges …

Trash's bottom. Photo: Paul Domenick
Plastic Waste Partnership photo contest

The Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership is holding a photo contest to raise awareness of the global plastic waste crisis: The contest welcomes entries from all walks of life: from amateur to professional photographers, of all ages. Through the contest, the Partnership wants to shine a light not only on …

Bridge damaged by flooding, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Image: CIF Action
Climate Change
OECS/GIZ photo contest: human mobility in the context of climate change

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) have launched a photo competition on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change. The contest seeks to inspire the creation and dissemination of images that explore the impact of climate change on the lives of Caribbean …