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Regional Conservation Partnership Program Signup

Minnesota NRCS Announces the Regional Conservation Partnership Program Signup Cut-Off for 2023 Funding

NRCS Minnesota invites qualifying farmers and landowners to apply to receive technical and financial assistance through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

WAITE PARK, MINN. - Applications from Conservation-Minded Landowners for the Fiscal Year 2023 NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) are due by December 16, 2022.

Farmers and landowners are encouraged to apply for financial assistance to implement conservation activities under four Regional Conservation Partnership Program projects in Minnesota:

Minnesota Department of Agriculture – Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program Project #2129

  • Covers all of Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Agriculture – Irrigation Partnership to Protect Groundwater Project #2365

  • Counties: Becker, Benton, Cass, Dakota, Douglas, East Otter Tail, Grant, Hubbard, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Morrison, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Wadena, West Otter Tail, and Washington.

American Bird Conservancy - Improving Forest Health for Wildlife Resources Project #2245

  • Counties: Beltrami, Itasca, St. Louis, Cass, Becker, Hubbard, Crow Wing, Carlton, Pine, Mille Lacs, Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, Wadena, Roseau, Lake, Kanabec, Morrison, Koochiching, Aitkin, Mahnomen.

Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District – Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Project #2677

  • Counties: Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, and Todd

RCPP promotes coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Through RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners to implement projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to the resource concerns they seek to address.

Individuals and entities are eligible to participate in RCPP. RCPP offers a continuous application sign-up. However, to be considered for this round of funding, applications must be received by December 16, 2022. For more information visit the NRCS Minnesota RCPP webpage or contact your local USDA Service Center.


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