Thursday, September 6, 2012
USDA Offering Conservation Innovation Grant Drought Funding
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering Fiscal Year 2013 targeted Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) "drought" funding for projects that might demonstrate or enhance agricultural system resilience to the effects of drought, and evaluate and demonstrate agricultural practices that help farmers and ranchers adapt to drought. The proposal application deadline is October 15, 2012. To find more details regarding funding availability, see this Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) media release or this PDF file of the CIG funding Federal Register announcement.