National Conservation Innovation Grants

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a national competitive program that supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands. Through creative problem solving and innovation, CIG partners work to address our nation’s water quality, air quality, soil health and wildlife habitat challenges, all while improving agricultural operations.

Up to $25 million annually is available for On-Farm Trials. Funding goes directly to partners, which in turn provide technical assistance and incentive payments to producers to implement innovative approaches on their lands. Producers receiving On-Farm Trials payments must be eligible to participate in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

Look for an announcement of available funding in 2023 in late spring.

Funding Agency

Natural Resources Conservation Service



$250,000 – 5 million

Funding Cycle

Annual – announcements usually come out late spring

Application Deadline