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Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative

Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) 2010

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

Partnership Initiative Signups End April 2, 2010


Eligible producers who participate in a project area identified in an approved partner agreement may apply for program assistance.

Eligible programs include:

Under CCPI, 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. See Alabama NRCS 2009 news release.

NRCS will announce CCPI availability through announcements and a new Request for Proposals (RFP) sometime after the beginning of the new 2010 fiscal year. Watch this website for more information.

Applications for projects within the state will be considered for funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Incentives Program (WHIP). 

William E. Puckett, Ph.D.
State Conservationist
P.O. Box 311
Auburn, Alabama  36831

Multi-state and national projects must be submitted to the Chief, USDA-NRCS National Office in Washington, D.C. by the announced time. 

Alabama CCPI 2009 News Release

National CCPI Program

Contact Information

Steve Musser
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
phone (334) 887-4503