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RCPP 2017 Webinars

In January 2017, USDA invited potential conservation partners to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).  

Through this fourth RCPP Announcement for Program Funding (APF), USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will award up to $252 million to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.  Applicants must match or exceed the federal award with private or local funds. (View our How to Apply webpage.)

The NRCS will host a webinar series for potential applicants to assist with pre-proposals, due April 21, 2017.

The webinars will introduce participants to the NRCS and its programs, discuss the RCPP and APF requirements, and offer best practices for project applications.

The NRCS will offer the webinars from 2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Time on the following three dates.

  • February 22, 2017
  • March 22, 2017
  • April 5, 2017 

Note: The first thirty minutes of each webinar broadcast will focus on the NRCS history and mission, organizational structure, and programs; the final hour will feature RCPP and project applications. Participants familiar with NRCS may join the webinar at 2:00 for the full discussion or 2:30 for the RCPP discussion only.

March 22, 2017 Webinar Instructions

Please RSVP for the webinar and send all questions to the RCPP program staff at

The conference will begin at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on March 22, 2017; you may join 10 minutes prior.

Step 1:

Step 2: Instructions for connecting to conference audio will then be presented on your computer

If you will be connecting via the AT&T Connect Participant Application, we strongly recommend you install a current version (11.5 or higher) prior to the conference. If you are unable to do so, we recommend you join the conference using the Web Participant Application.

If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 using 0863823# or Find an Alternate Number

If you need technical assistance, call the AT&T Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.


View the February 22, 2017 webinar video below.