Conservation Innovation Grants

Date: March 17, 2017 — May 09, 2017

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking grant proposals for up to $75,000 for innovative approaches and technologies to improve conservation on agricultural land and private forests in Michigan. “Conservation Innovation Grants have an impressive track record of fostering innovative conservation tools and strategies nationally, and in Michigan,” said USDA State Conservationist Garry Lee.

Proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants are due by May 9, 2017. Individuals, businesses, local governments, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities and American Indian tribes are eligible to submit proposals. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has $225,000 available to fund grant proposals in Michigan. Administered through NRCS, Conservation Innovations Grants are designed to focus on innovative conservation projects that promote science-based solutions to benefit both producers and the environment.

Projects may include on-farm pilot projects and field demonstrations, and are funded to accelerate the transfer and adoption of promising technologies to landowners in order to address critical natural resource concerns. NRCS will accept proposals for single or multiyear projects, not to exceed three years, submitted by eligible entities for projects located in Michigan.

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