United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
05/28/21 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA and territories local, state, and tribal governments, farmer cooperatives, IHEs, associations, and districts for projects that address resource conservation on farmlands and forest lands. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. NRCS gives priority consideration to AFA projects that propose to meaningfully engage historically underserved farmers, ranchers, and landowners.
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions that expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. NRCS seeks to co-invest with RCPP partners to implement projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to the resource concerns they seek to address.
Through RCPP, partners propose projects—using guidance contained in this notice—that generate conservation benefits by addressing specific natural resource objectives in a state/multistate area, or address one or more primary resource concerns within a Critical Conservation Area (CCA). NRCS and partners design, implement and evaluate RCPP projects on agricultural and non-industrial private forest land. NRCS coinvests in RCPP projects selected through a competitive application process that evaluates applications based on four criteria: impact, partner contributions, innovation, and partnerships and management.
The 2018 Farm Bill statute provides examples of project types that might be implemented through RCPP AFA:
RCPP AFA supports partners in carrying out the goals and vision of RCPP through innovative project frameworks and payment mechanisms. RCPP AFA applications must include conservation approaches or payment mechanisms that are not as effectively implementable through RCPP Classic. RCPP AFA applications must propose one of the following project types:
For regional funding priorities and funding pools, see pages 8-9 of the NOFO document in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 171400
Up to 15 awards
Award Ceiling: $10,000,000
Award Floor: $250,000
Funded projects are generally 5 years in length.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://nrcs-sites.secure.force.com/
Partners with questions are encouraged to contact the appropriate NRCS State RCPP coordinator with proposal related questions. Potential applicants may also contact national RCPP staff with questions.
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
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