NRCS Investing Up to $360 Million in Partner-Driven Conservation

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced it will be investing up to $360 million in partner-driven conservation through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). NRCS invites potential conservation partners to submit project applications for federal funding. Dollars will be awarded to locally-driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.

Partners may request between $250,000 and $10 million in RCPP funding through this funding announcement. Partners are expected to offer value-added contributions to amplify the impact of RCPP funding.

USDA will be accepting proposals for RCPP through the RCPP portal until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 4, 2020. For more information, view the Application for Program Funding on

A webinar with general program information for RCPP applicants is scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Aug 27, 2020. Visit the RCPP website for information on how to participate.