Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
USDA, NRCS
Description: 

Deadline is ongoing. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against drought and increasing weather volatility. EQIP may also help producers meet Federal, State, Tribal, and local environmental regulations.

Category: 
agriculture, production, conservation, climate adaptation, private forestland, non-industrial, natural resource management
Funding Amount: 
NRCS provides financial assistance for selected conservation activities. The availability and amount of financial assistance can vary between states.
Matching Funds: 
n/a

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Applications will be accepted for all eligible lands and persons. Eligible land includes: Cropland and Hayland Rangeland Pastureland Non-industrial private forestland Other farm or ranch lands Environmentally sensitive areas Eligible applicant(s) include: Agricultural producers Owners of non-industrial private forestland Indian Tribes Those with an interest in the agricultural or forestry operations Water Management Entities
Contact Information: 
Contact your local NRCS officer: https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?agency=nrcs