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Florida NRCS to Conduct RCPP Workshops

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts and universities. Partners may request between $250,000 and $10 million in RCPP funding through this funding announcement. Leveraging of this NRCS funding is a key principle of RCPP; partners are expected to make value-added contributions to amplify the impact of RCPP funding.

And Florida NRCS has announced they will conduct two RCPP Workshops. The first workshop will be held October 9 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Florida Farm Bureau office in Gainesville. The second workshop will be held October 23 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center Auditorium in Sebring. Both workshops will cover program requirements, the application process, and project evaluations.

For more information contact Nina Bhattacharyya at <mailto:nina.bhattacharyya@usda.gov>, or call 352.338.9554.