New USDA Conservation Partnership Program Receives Nearly 600 Initial Proposals

On August 4th, USDA issued a press release announcing that nearly 5,000 organizations partnered together to submit nearly 600 pre-proposals for the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) by the July deadline.  The RCPP offers funding for conservation projects designed by local partners (including water utilities) to improve soil health, water quality and water use efficiency, wildlife habitat, and other related natural resources on private lands.  ASDWA was pleased to learn from one state drinking water program (Iowa) that they had participated in meetings and provided state data to one of their communities that submitted a pre-proposal for the RCPP.  To view the RCPP press release, visit the USDA web site.