USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida recently announced they will be investing $300,000 for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for high tunnel systems that improve weather resiliency and improve degraded plant conditions. The deadline to submit a proposal is July 12. And for those who would like more information on how to apply for a Florida state grant, a webinar will be held Thursday, May 27 at 2 p.m. EST. It will explain how to apply for the state CIG and also provide an overview of NRCS high tunnel systems.
Grants between $5,000 and $75,000 will be awarded to applicants matching those funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-federal sources that can include cash or in-kind contributions. U.S.-based non-federal entities and individuals are eligible to apply for projects carried out in Florida.
Up to 10 percent of the funds are for proposals from historically underserved producers, veteran farmers or ranchers, or community- based organizations representing these entities. The funding announcement seeking proposals will be published on grants.gov.