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Thursday, September 6, 2012
USDA Awards Nearly $11 Million for 26 Mississippi River Basin Conservation Projects
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the 2012 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) awards, with more than $26 million in funding awarded to 59 agriculture and conservation institutions, foundations and businesses in 47 states (see this media release). The grant awards included nearly $11 million in funding for 26 projects in or related to the Mississippi River Basin, as detailed in the table below (the Mississippi River Basin-specific award list is also available as a PDF file here).