The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications from landowners for Regional Conservation Partnership Grants through May 10.
The program leverages local leadership to establish partnerships that can include private companies, local governments, universities, non-profits and other non-government partners to work with farmers and forest landowners on landscape- and watershed-scale conservation solutions that work best for their region.
“Across the country, locally-driven efforts are having a positive effect on conservation and production,” said Denise Coleman, NRCS state conservationist in Pennsylvania. “RCPP serves as a valuable vehicle for matching federal investment and private capital to advance natural resource conservation and support agricultural production.”
“We recognize the growing interest in leveraging private capital markets to foster impact investments in conservation, sustainable agriculture and forestry,” said Coleman. “For this new round, we hope to see even more applications that support the development of environmental markets and conservation finance projects.”
For more information, visit the NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Grants webpage for all the details.Visit the NRCS Pennsylvania webpage for information on all the funding opportunities and technical assistance services available through USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.