USDA is Now Accepting Proposals for the FY 17 Regional Conservation Partnership Program

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the availability of $260 million for FY 2017 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) proposals to improve the nation’s water quality (including drinking water sources), combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat, and protect agricultural viability.  This will be the third round of projects funded through the RCPP to provide conservation assistance to producers and landowners.  Partners must provide matching funds and may include state government agencies (including drinking water programs), water utilities, NGOs, and universities.  Pre-proposals are due May 10th. View the announcement HERE.  For more information on applying, visit the RCPP website.