USDA Announces 2014-2015 RCPP Projects

USDA has announced the first projects to be funded under the new USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).  These 115 projects, across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, will receive more than $370 million in Federal funding and are estimated to leverage an additional $400 million in partner contributions.  The projects focus on improving the nation’s water quality, supporting wildlife habitat, and enhancing the environment.  Six of the listed project descriptions specifically mention drinking water.  These six projects are located in Kansas, the Chesapeake Bay, Arkansas, Maine, Ohio, and West Virginia.  For more information, visit the USDA web site.