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USDA to Invest up to $225 Million in Partner-Driven Conservation on Agricultural and Forest Land

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest $225 million this year through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). RCPP is a partner-driven program that leverages collective resources to find solutions to address natural resource challenges on agricultural land. This year’s funding announcements include opportunities for projects that address climate change, benefit historically underserved producers and support urban agriculture. 

USDA is accepting project proposals for both components of RCPP through 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2022**. View the funding opportunity on for RCPP Classic and RCPP AFA

NOTE: An info webinar with general program information for RCPP applicants is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 20, 2022. To join the Zoom webinar, visit  or join by phone at 888-251-2949.

Funding is open to agriculture and silviculture associations, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, conservation districts and universities, among others.   

Learn more here

Questions can be directed to VT NRCS RCPP Coordinator

**NOTE: Application submission requires eAuthentication (eAuth) level-2 credentials to access the RCPP portal. This is a Departmental requirement and is non-negotiable. See page 26-27 of the full announcement for submission details.