WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging private industries, non-government agencies, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts and universities to request up to 10 million dollars to submit proposals that will improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, and support wildlife habitat.

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The new Regional Conservation Partnership program (RCPP), as it is called, is offering financial opportunities to these partners to develop unique conservation solutions that engage farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners.

The first RCPP started out of the 2014 Farm Bill and had nearly $1 billion in NRCS investments and $2 billion in non-NRCS investments to implement conservation practices across America.

Later in the year, the NRCS will put out program policies and further outline the funding process.

The deadline for RCPP proposals is December 3, 2019. To learn more about the RCPP program and apply for funding, visit the USDA’s RCPP website.