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The Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) is a voluntary conservation initiative that enables the use of certain conservation programs along with resource of eligible partners to provide financial and technical assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands.

After announcement, eligible producers located in an approved project area may submit an application for any of the following available programs, which may be approved for assistance:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
Under CCPI, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) enters into partnership agreements with eligible entities that want to enhance conservation outcomes on agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands. The Secretary of Agriculture has delegated the authority for CCPI to the NRCS Chief.

National CCPI Program Information


Patrick Vincent
(804) 287-1642