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RCPP Pre-Proposals – By the Numbers

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The total amount of NRCS funding requested is more than six times the available funding. About $2.8 billion was requested while $394 million is available for fiscal 2014/2015. Pre-proposal submissions were received from all 50 states and each critical conservation area, and they varied from $6,000 to $20 million in requested funds.

The large amount of pre-proposals made the review process highly competitive. NRCS staff rigorously reviewed the almost 600 pre-proposals, ranking them based on the project’s ability to:

  • Address resource concerns and measuring outcomes;
  • Deliver high percentages of applied conservation to address conservation priorities or local, state, regional, or national conservation initiatives;
  • Leverage significant non-federal financial and technical resources;
  • Coordinate with other local, state, regional, or national efforts;
  • Be innovative in conservation methods and delivery; and
  • Assist producers in meeting or avoiding the need for a natural resource regulatory requirement.

About 230 applicants were invited to submit a full proposal due Oct. 2.

By the Numbers

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NRCS received almost 600 pre-proposals, which would call on potential support of about 5000 partners Pre-proposals requested more than $2.8 billion of NRCS funds and were willing to match with about $3.0 billion of their own
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Pre-Proposal Maps

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NRCS received 277 eligible pre-proposals for state-level projects.

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NRCS received 61 eligible pre-proposals for national projects.

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NRCS received 204 eligible pre-proposals for projects in critical conservation areas.

Full Proposals Invites

The following links will provide you with a list of all the pre-proposals that were selected to submit full proposals by October 2.

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