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The Tennessee Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (TN RC&D Council) is composed of 12 Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils in different regions of Tennessee. RC&D Councils provide a unique process for Tennessee to develop its economic, natural, and social resources in ways that improve the economy, environment, and quality of life. Most of the counties in Tennessee are represented by an RC & D Council. Take a moment to review our website to see the many things the TN RC & D Council and its member RC&D Councils are doing across our great state.
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
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When the administration defunded the Resource Conservation and Development program as administered by NRCS on April 15, 2011, few volunteers could understand why. They were shocked. Some had an immediate flash back to the many successful programs that had indeed benefited their communities and throughout the state advanced the development of Tennessee.
The Resource Conservation and Development Program (RC&D), initiated in 1962 under authority of Food and Agriculture Act of 1962 (P.L. 87-703), assists multi-county areas in enhancing conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation and rural development. Work in each area is coordinated by a council. At present, 375 areas have been approved encompassing more than 2,500 counties.
Two (2) Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Creativity Grant in the amount of $2.500.00 will be awarded to the winning councils judged to have proposed the most creative project which will benefit their community.
Who can apply
Regional RC&D Councils within the State of Tennessee that are current members of the Tennessee RC&D Council. Click here for an application.
Dates and Deadlines
Applications must be received by June 15, 2016 and Project must be completed and reported by May 30, 2017.