On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials
NRCS is announcing the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials) to stimulate the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with agricultural producers. For 2022, applications will be accepted from eligible entities for projects addressing at least one of the following priorities: irrigation management technologies; climate-smart agricultural solutions; nutrient management; and soil health demonstration (SHD) trial. Up to $25 million is available for On-Farm Trials in 2022. NRCS anticipates that at least $10 million of On-Farm Trials funding in 2022 will be awarded to entities applying for the SHD component. On-Farm Trials projects may be between 3 and 5 years in duration.