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RCPP - How to Apply

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Click here to enter the RCPP Partner Portal.

Please note: Level 2 eAuthentication permissions are required to apply. See below for instructions on how to obtain permissions.


Potential partners are invited to propose RCPP projects where NRCS and partners co-invest in impactful and innovative solutions to on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Proposed projects must generate conservation benefits by addressing specific natural resource objectives in a State/multistate area or address one or more primary resource concerns within an NRCS-designated critical conservation area (CCA).

FY 2019 National Funding Announcement

Up to $300 million is being available for RCPP projects for FY 2019. Applications are accepted from all 50 States, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands), and U.S. territories in the Pacific Island Areas (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

At least 4 weeks prior to the application deadline, and before starting an application in the RCPP portal, eligible entities interested in applying to RCPP are advised to request a meeting with the appropriate NRCS State RCPP coordinator(s).

RCPP applications must be submitted using the RCPP portal. To access the RCPP portal, partners interested in submitting a proposal must obtain level 2 eAuthentication permissions. This process can be lengthy and is solely a partner responsibility. Partners are strongly encouraged to begin the eAuth process as soon as possible to minimize the possibility of the eAuth process creating a roadblock to RCPP proposal submission. Details on how to apply for eAuth permissions are in the RCPP Partner Proposal Guide.

FY 2019 RCPP National Funding Opportunity

Proposal Documents

For questions about timelines, the application process, and program requirements please e-mail the relevant State RCPP coordinator or the National RCPP Team.

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Webinar

Find out what’s new with RCPP and how to submit a proposal for funding.

Training and Assistance

RCPP Webinar October 17

Join us October 17 at 3pm ET to find out how to use the RCPP Partner Portal and get your questions answered. 

Step 1: Dial into the conference.

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.

When you access the entry link above, you will be provided a choice - to install the WebEx plug-in for your preferred browser or to join the web conference using a temporary path. Either option is acceptable.

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