USDA Announces Regional Conservation Partnership Program Awards
USDA is awarding $197 million for locally led conservation projects through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), a partner-driven program that leverages partner resources to advance innovative projects that address climate change, enhance water quality, and address other critical challenges on agricultural land. The 41 funded agreements include both RCPP Classic and RCPP Alternative Funding Arrangements. Private landowners can apply to participate in an RCPP project in their region through awarded partners or at their local USDA service center. A complete list of projects that received funding is available online and includes initiatives to restore habitat, provide conservation easements, and improve water quality.