december

Florida NRCS Holding RCPP Workshop This Week

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues their 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.

And Florida NRCS will conduct two RCPP Workshops, with the first workshop being held this week. It will take place Wednesday, 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.

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.

For more information contact Nina Bhattacharyya at mailto:nina.bhattacharyya@usda.gov, or call 352-338-9554.