NRCS Provides Additional $21 Million in EQIP Funding

  • Jun 03, 2015

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide an additional $21 million in technical and financial assistance for agricultural producers experiencing exceptional or extreme drought conditions through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Eligible EQIP program participants receive help implementing conservation practices and conservation planning that address natural resource concerns on their land. Payments are made to participants after conservation practices and activities identified in an EQIP plan of operations are implemented. Contracts can last up to ten years.

Applicants must:

  • Control or own eligible land
  • Comply with adjusted gross income limitation provisions
  • Be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation requirements
  • Develop a NRCS EQIP plan of operations

For more information, visit the California EQIP page. This website includes an EQIP Fact Sheet, eligibility requirements and a “Get Started” tool that helps growers locate a service center, receive technical assistance, determine eligibility and complete the application.

Applications are accepted year-round. 

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