The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced up to $225 million in available funding for Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects. RCPP is a partner-driven program that leverages collective resources to find solutions to address natural resource challenges on agricultural land that can be aimed at protecting drinking water sources.
RCPP classic funding projects are implemented using NRCS contracts and easements with producers, landowners and communities, in collaboration with project partners. RCPP Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) partners have more flexibility in working directly with agricultural producers to support the development of new conservation structures and approaches that would not otherwise be available under RCPP Classic.
Funding is open to agriculture and silviculture associations, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, conservation districts and universities, among others. View the funding opportunity on grants.gov for RCPP Classic and RCPP AFA. Project proposals are due by April 13, 2022.