Introducing the new 2014 Farm Bill Regional Conservation Partnership Program!
Announced on May 27, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is a new, comprehensive and flexible program that uses partnerships to stretch and multiply conservation investments and reach conservation goals on a regional or watershed scale. Through RCPP, NRCS and state, local and regional partners coordinate resources to help producers install and maintain conservation activities and or permanent easements in selected project areas. Partners leverage RCPP funding in project areas and report on the benefits achieved.
Opportunities to learn more
On June 17th, New Jersey NRCS staff will present background information on the new RCPP program and then open up the floor to questions as well as discussion on possible projects in New Jersey. The meeting will start at 1pm and wrap up no later than 4 (may end earlier depending on the amount of Q & A). You can participate in Somerset, in Hamilton Square, or from your home or office.
In addition, the NRCS national office is providing question-and-answer sessions on RCPP. Webinars held Monday, June 9 at 2pm EST and Wednesday, June 18 at 11am EST will last one hour and will provide partners an opportunity to answer questions and receive answers from a national perspective. Log-in instructions for the RCPP webinar will be posted soon here.
Join us on June 17th for the New Jersey information session.
The New Jersey RCPP information session will start at 1:00 pm. For your convenience we are offering multiple ways to participate in the New Jersey information session on June 17:
In person at the NRCS State Office at 220 Davidson Ave, 4th Floor, Somerset NJ
Via hosted video teleconference at the Farm Service Agency office in Hamilton Square NJ
Webinar from your home or office Join the meeting (see below for additional details)
Note: The Announcement of Program Funding, as well as additional information, can be found on the NRCS RCCP website. We strongly suggest you review the Announcement of Program Funding in advance of the June 17th meeting. The deadline to submit a pre-proposal for funding consideration is July 14.
Please RSVP: If you would like to attend the meeting on June 17 either at the NRCS office in Somerset or at the Farm Service Agency office in Hamilton Square, please RSVP to Gail Bartok, Assistant State Conservationist- Programs. Gail can be reached at 732-537-6042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share this meeting information with others that you think would be interested in RCPP.
Webinar Details for June 17 NJ meeting
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