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CIBO Technologies Enhances USDA Funding Application

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By on APRIL 24, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  1. Technological Innovation: CIBO Technologies introduces CIBO Impact, a platform designed to streamline applications for the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
  2. Increased Funding Availability: The USDA has allocated $1.5 billion to RCPP to promote “climate-smart” agriculture.
  3. Efficiency and Effectiveness: The platform reduces administrative costs, simplifies the application process, and provides detailed reporting on program impact.
  4. Deadline Approaching: Organizations have until July 2 to apply for USDA funding, emphasizing the need for efficient application tools.
  5. Support for Diverse Farmers: CIBO Impact aims to engage historically underserved farmers and broaden the applicant pool through simplified processes.

Streamlining Conservation and Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices

CIBO Technologies, dedicated to powering the transition to regenerative agriculture, offers a robust solution to organizations applying for the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The CIBO Impact platform is tailored to scale the adoption of conservation and climate-smart agriculture practices, addressing the need for efficient and streamlined application processes.

Platform Features and Benefits

CIBO Impact serves as an end-to-end management tool for large-scale regenerative agriculture programs, providing a unique solution for managing RCPP applications. Key features of the platform include:

  • Program Configuration: Organizations can easily set up and customize RCPP program requirements for farmers using CIBO Impact’s flexible programs engine.
  • Streamlined Enrollment: Digitized application forms from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) expedite the farmer enrollment process, ensuring eligibility and saving time.
  • Efficient Program Management: The platform allows partners to evaluate applications, customize ranking criteria, and efficiently organize projects.
  • Progress Tracking and Reporting: Partners can monitor application progress by various metrics and utilize CIBO’s validated ecosystem model to report on carbon footprints and commodity carbon intensity.

CEO Insights on RCPP Opportunities

Daniel Ryan, CEO of CIBO Technologies, emphasized the platform’s role in expanding access to USDA funds, “RCPP funding has tripled since 2023. This provides an important opportunity to engage historically underserved farmers and broaden the pool of applicants by simplifying the application process and ensuring recipients follow through with the program,” he stated. Ryan highlighted that CIBO Impact is designed to identify field-level resource concerns according to NRCS guidelines, streamlining the eligibility and application process for partners and farmers.

Additional Configurations and Benefits

CIBO Impact also offers features to inform farmers about private programs available in their area, like Scope 3 or carbon credit incentives. This allows farmers to potentially stack RCPP funding with private programs, maximizing their investment return and support when adopting conservation practices.