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USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP): Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) – Due 07/02; Webinar 05/30

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Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2024



Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)


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The RCPP promotes the coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Through the RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners to implement projects that provide solutions to conservation challenges thereby measurably improving the resource concerns they seek to address. RCPP promotes collaboration with partners, stakeholders, and various communities, which is paramount to achieving equity in NRCS programs and services.

NRCS and partners collaborate to design, promote, and implement RCPP projects on agricultural and nonindustrial private forest land. Through RCPP, NRCS may provide both financial assistance (FA) and technical assistance (TA) funds to project partners and agricultural producers for implementing projects. RCPP proposals are evaluated through a competitive proposal process based on three criteria: impact, partner contributions, and partnership and management.

The 2018 Farm Bill provides the following examples of project types that might be implemented through RCPP AFA:

  • Projects that use innovative approaches to leverage the Federal investment in conservation;

  • Projects that deploy a pay-for-performance conservation approach; and

  • Projects that seek large-scale infrastructure investments that generate conservation benefits for agricultural producers and nonindustrial private forest owners. 

May 30, 2024 2pm to 4pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

This webinar will provide general information for applicants submitting proposals for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).


  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

  • Small businesses

  • State and local governmental entities

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

  • Native American tribal organizations

  • Independent school districts

  • For profit organizations

  • Nonprofits

  • Private institutions of higher education


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Applications Due July 02, 2024



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