DES MOINES, IOWA, May 16, 2018—USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and its conservation partners are seeking applicants for conservation practice implementation in all but two Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Iowa project areas. The deadline to submit applications through RCPP is June 15.
Through RCPP, conservation partners develop projects and provide funding with technical and other financial help from NRCS. The projects vary in scope, from national level to statewide to critical conservation areas. Iowa’s priority resource concerns include: water quality, soil health, retention of grasslands and forestlands, flood reduction, and wildlife habitat.
The following projects have funding available:
Regional Grassland Bird and Grazing Land Enhancement Initiative (southernmost 21 counties in Iowa)
Improving Working Lands for Monarch Butterflies (statewide, with focus on Interstate 35 corridor)
Midwest Agriculture Water Quality Partnership (various Iowa watersheds)
Upper Cedar Watershed Urban-Rural Partnership (Rock Creek Watershed in northeast Iowa)
Fox River Water Quality Project (Fox River Watershed in southeast Iowa)
Innovative Conservation Agriculture Project (Allamakee and Clayton Counties)