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RFP Release
May (annual)
Pre-application Due
Final Application Due
July (annual)
River Valley

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is a partner-driven approach to conservation that funds solutions to natural resource challenges on agricultural land. RCPP helps producers protect working agricultural lands to ensure resilience to climate change by increasing the sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources. RCPP projects may include a range of on-the-ground conservation activities implemented by farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

RCPP funding is divided evenly among two funding pools:

  • Critical Conservation Areas – For projects in eight geographic areas chosen by the Secretary of Agriculture.
  • State/Multistate – For projects in a single state or across several states. 
Who Can Apply?
Agricultural Producers, Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Educational Institutions, Farmer Cooperatives, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Land Owners, Silvicultural Producers, Small Forest Landowners, State Agencies, Water/Irrigation Districts
Project Types
Restoration Types
Geography/Land Ownership
Private or Tribal agricultural land, nonindustrial private forest land, or associated land on which an eligible activity would help achieve the conservation benefits defined for an approved project.