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Cost-share requirement varies.
RFP Release
May (annual)
Pre-application Due
Final Application Due
August (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 projects may include a range of on-the-ground conservation activities implemented by farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. These activities include:

  • Land management/land improvement/restoration practices
  • Land rentals
  • Entity-held easements
  • United States-held easements
  • Public works/watersheds

A single RCPP project application can propose to employ any combination of these eligible activity types as part of an RCPP project.

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.