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Request for Applications

Vermont Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Accelerated Implementation of Agricultural and Forestry Related Practices Program

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) RCPP is a 5-year program (2020-2025) that provides financial and technical assistance for the development and implementation of water quality improvement throughout Vermont. Funds are available for agricultural and forestry best management practices, wetland restoration, and for agricultural, wetland and forestry elements.

2022-2023 RCPP Grant Program Focus Areas:

  • Grazing practices

  • Forestry practices that address water quality

  • Agronomic practices (especially reduced tillage, cover crops, and nutrient management)

  • Feed management

  • Land rental programs

  • Adaptive management practices

  • Easements (wetlands, forestry, and agriculture)

All Vermont farmers and forest landowners are eligible, though priority for agricultural funds is given to smaller farms for practice implementation. This program is distinct from other RCPP projects in Vermont and from other Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs. Technical assistance is available to help you decide if RCPP fits your farm or forestland.

  • Applications Due: January 13, 2023

  • With Questions and to Apply: Contact RCPP Coordinator Kait Jones at

View the RCPP General Guide Fact Sheet for more information and visit the Lake Champlain Regional Conservation Partnership Program webpage to learn more.

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