NB_440_21_21 - NB 440-21-21 PGM - Deadline for Negotiating Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Programmatic Partnership Agreements (PPAs) for FY 20/21 Awards
NB 440-21-21 PGM - Deadline for Negotiating Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Programmatic Partnership Agreements (PPAs) for FY 20/21 Awards
National Bulletin: 440-21-21 Date: June 1, 2021
Subject: PGM - Deadline for Negotiating Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Programmatic Partnership Agreements (PPAs) for FY 20/21 Awards


Action Required By:   July 15, 2021
 
Purpose.   To inform States of the deadline for implementing new RCPP PPAs for all FY 2019, 2020 and 2021 awards. FY 2021 AFA awards not yet announced are not subject to this bulletin.   
 
Expiration Date.   September 30, 2021
 
Background.   This bulletin covers the 174 awards previously announced under the following funding opportunities:

• FY 2019 RCPP Classic
• FY 2020 Alternative Funding Arrangements
• FY 2020 Renewals
• FY 20/21 RCPP Classic
• FY 2021 Renewals

It is critical that PPAs are negotiated, reviewed, and approved in a timely manner to ensure partner and agency expectations are met for project initiation and ultimate completion.
 
Explanation.   State RCPP Coordinators must submit PPAs for all awards listed above by July 15, 2021, with the goal being the execution of all 174 PPAs by August 15, 2021. Submission of draft PPAs by July 1st will provide sufficient time for Financial Assistance Programs Division (FAPD) Projects Branch staff to conduct reviews and help States address any challenges.

Beginning May 28th, a dashboard located on the RCPP Coordinators Sharepoint site will display the status of all 174 PPAs. The dashboard will be located here: https://usdagcc.sharepoint.com/sites/nrcs_programs/SharePoint/RCPP/Coordinator_Resources/SitePages/PPA-Negotiation.aspx
 
Contact.   Please direct questions on this bulletin to RCPP@usda.gov.
 
 

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JIMMY BRAMBLETT
Deputy Chief for Programs 
 
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