Farm Bill Factsheet
NRCS works with partners to set aside a certain pool of funding for an awarded project. Producers, landowners, and partners then enter into producer contracts and supplemental agreements with NRCS to carry out agreed-to conservation activities.
What’s New in the 2018 Farm Bill
RCPP is now a standalone program with its own funding˗̶ $300 million annually. NRCS may award up to 15 Alternative Funding Arrangement projects, which are more grant-like and rely more on partner capacity to implement conservation activities. RCPP now has two funding pools˗̶ Critical Conservation Areas and a State/ Multistate pool. RCPP partners must develop and report on environmental outcomes.