Posted Date: 11/4/2015
The Iowa League of Cities will be one of the 2015 recipients of a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) that is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the USDA. The CIG program looks for innovative approaches toward increasing usage and effectiveness of conservation practices and has funded other market-based conservation efforts in the past.
The League will receive a CIG grant totaling $700,000 over three years to fund the development of a Water Quality Trading Program in Iowa under the framework outlined in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The ultimate goal of a trading program is to generate the same or increased nutrient reduction at a reduced cost to municipalities and their ratepayers.
Get more info from Iowa League of Cities at: https://www.iowaleague.org/_layouts/media/CIGGrantPressRelease.pdf