USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds potential partners the application deadline for the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is December 3, 2019. Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve 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. 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.
In a release, NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr said “The new RCPP offers opportunities for partners and NRCS to develop and implement unique conservation solutions that engage farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. A single RCPP project can include just about any Farm Bill conservation activity that NRCS is authorized to carry out.”
USDA will be accepting proposals for RCPP until December 3, 2019. Get more information on how to apply.