LOWER GUNNISON PROJECT (LGP) PARTNER UPDATE: November 1, 2016
I. 2015 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and Alternative Funding Arrangement (AFA) Status Update
FIRST – we have some long awaited good news to share:
Final Alternative Funding Arrangement (AFA) negotiations have been completed and the Colorado River District now has a signed agreement with the NRCS that will allow some of the $7.5M funding to begin to flow for some of our identified small on-farm planning projects and ‘green lights’ the partnership to take some important next steps.
With the signed agreement, the on-farm pool of funding (EQIP) becomes available for planning (i.e., Conservation Activity Plan development) and implementation design and engineering for qualified and previously-planned projects. We will be convening meetings very soon to discuss the ranking process for interested applicants in the four focus areas.
Click to read the full update for 11-1-16.