**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $15 million in CIG funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market- based systems) to agricultural producers through the development of technical manuals, guides and for practical instruction for the private sector.

Applications will be accepted from all non-Federal entities and individuals based in the United States (see Section C.1 Eligible Applicants). Projects may be between 1 and 3 years in duration. The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2022 is $2 million.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 18
Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Award Floor: $300,000

Application Deadline: October 11, 2022