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July 8 proposal deadline for conservation program



The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), a partner-driven program created by the 2014 Farm Bill. Pre-proposals are due July 8.

RCPP empowers local leaders to work with multiple partners – such as private companies, local and tribal governments, universities, non-profit groups and other non-government partners – along with farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to design solutions that work best for their region. Local partners and the federal government both invest funding and manpower toward projects to maximize their impact.

For information, visit the RCPP website:

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/farmbill/rcpp/ .



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