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RI Farm Plan Implementation RCPP - FY2024 Ranking Questions


Is the applicant seeking to implement practices that will address the Storage and Handling of Pollutants for a small livestock operation AND does the applicant have a FFOS (Farm Forest and Open Space) Farm Conservation Plan?

  1. YES – Points: N/A
  2. NO – Points: N/A

Category Question

Are the Planned Land Units (PLUs) in the State of Rhode Island?

  1. YES – Points: N/A
  2. NO – Points: N/A

Program Questions

  1. Is the land permanently protected through a CONSERVATION EASEMENT, purchase of development rights, or other mechanism?
    1. YES – Points: 20
    2. NO – Points: 0 
  2. Does the applicant meet the NRCS definition of a HISTORICALLY UNDERSERVED PRODUCER (HU) as identified in the CPA-1200?
    1. YES – Points: 40
    2. NO – Points: 0
  3. Does this application include the FULL implementation of the CNMP (Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan) including composting facilities for small scale livestock farmers?
    1. YES – Points: 60
    2. NO – Points: 0
  4. Will this project allow continued implementation of a nutrient management system that is being progressively installed?
    1. YES – Points: 30
    2. NO – Points: 0
  5. If this application is approved for funding, will this be the applicant's first contract with NRCS?
    1. YES – Points: 30
    2. Not Applicable – Points: 0

Resource Questions

  1. Is this application addressing one or more of the project's priority resource concerns? Multiple resource concerns may be selected.
    1. Field Sediment, Nutrient, and Pathogen Loss – Points: 27
    2. Concentrated Erosion – Points: 13
    3. Storage and Handling of Pollutants – Points: 60
    4. Not Applicable – Points: -400
  2. What is the distance from the Planned Land Unit (PLU) to water bodies including streams, ponds, lakes, estuaries, (i.e. all surface waters)?
    1. PLU is 100 feet or less from waterbody – Points: 40
    2. PLU is 100-500 feet from waterbody – Points: 30
    3. PLU is 500-1000 feet from a waterbody – Points: 20
    4. There is no waterbody near or in the PLU – Points: 0
  3. Is the Planned Land Unit (PLU) 100 feet or less from the edge of the wetland?
    1. Yes – Points: 20
    2. Otherwise – Points: 0
  4. Does the Planned Land Unit (PLU) include Prime and State Important Soils?
    1. YES – Points: 20
    2. NO – Points: 0
  5. Based on the source water dashboard, is the Planned Land Unit (PLU) located in a "high" / targeted source water watershed?
    1. YES – Points: 15
    2. NO – Points: 0
  6. Is the project in one of the source water priority watersheds?
    1. YES – Points: 5
    2. NO – Points: 0

Additional Information


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