Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
03/15/2016 11 am PDT
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

Deadline passed as of April 21, 2017. Deadline for 2018 unknown. Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable, and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching, and forest operations, local economies, and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area. RCPP partners develop project applications, as described in this notice, to address specific natural resource objectives in a proposed area or region. Partnering organizations design, promote, implement, and evaluate the project outcomes. NRCS will select final RCPP projects following a two-phase application process that includes: (1) a pre- proposal application and (2) a full-proposal application. NRCS will assess and evaluate RCPP project applications against four criteria: solutions, contributions, innovation, and participation. The full-proposal process is only open to applicants whose pre-proposal applications are selected by the agency to go forward from the pre-proposal stage.

Category: 
Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Farming, Forestry, Ranching, Watershed, Collaboration
Funding Amount: 
$10,000,000.
Matching Funds: 
Yes, see RFP
Eligibility: 
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification); Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education