DEEP: Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines
The following might be of interest to Connecticut Watershed Stakeholders:
USDA NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)  NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable, and cost-effective approaches to benefit resources. NRCS will select final RCPP projects following a two-phase application process that includes a pre-proposal application and a full proposal application.  Connecticut's priorities are: Water Quality Degradation, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Degraded Plant Condition, Livestock Production Limitations.  July 8, 2015 is the closing date for submission of pre-proposals. For additional information, contact Joyce Purcell, Assistant State Conservationist-Programs, or (860) 871-4028
USDA NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Ė Connecticut (NRCS) is making available up to $3.1 million in financial and technical assistance to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands, and Wetlands. Applications and more information are available at your local NRCS Service Center.  Applications for the current funding round must be submitted by May 15, 2015. 
US EPA has approved CT DEEPís 2014 Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan effective September 29, 2014.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection uses the Department's web site to provide information about topics pertaining to water quality based programs within Connecticut.  These  updates may include information on the Water Quality Standards, TMDLs, Monitoring and Assessment, Watershed Management, Non-Point Source and 319 Programs, Aquifer Protection and other water quality programs or projects. If you would like to receive notice of water quality program updates by e-mail, please subscribe to the WQPlanning listserv.

Content last updated on May 8, 2015