HARRISBURG, Pa. — NRCS is now seeking applications from agricultural producers in targeted areas in central and southeastern Pennsylvania for funding to help improve water quality, enhance soil health and protect agricultural viability through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program.
Created by the 2014 Farm Bill, RCPP connects partners with producers and private landowners to design and implement voluntary conservation solutions that benefit natural resources, agriculture and the economy.
NRCS funding to producers and landowners is made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Awarded funds will be dedicated to installing conservation practices in selected areas to accomplish the agricultural and natural resource goals of the project.
In addition to USDA financial assistance funds, partners will expand upon conservation efforts of the NRCS by contributing funds and in-kind services such as outreach and technical assistance.
Applicants should contact their local USDA NRCS Service Center (found at www.farmers.gov/connect) for additional information and application procedures.
— USDA NRCS