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Open Year Round

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers and non-industrial forest managers 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.

This voluntary conservation programs helps producers make conservation work for them.  Together, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and producers invest in solutions that conserve natural resources for the future while also improving agricultural operations. Through EQIP, NRCS provides agricultural producers and non-industrial forest managers with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices.  Using these practices can lead to cleaner water and air, healthier soil and better wildlife habitat, all while improving agricultural operations. 

Who Can Apply?
Agricultural Producers, Farmer Cooperatives, Native American Tribes, Private Land Owners, Small Forest Landowners, Water/Irrigation Districts
Project Types
Restoration, Conservation
Restoration Types
Floodplain, Habitat (General), Invasive Species, Riparian, Wetlands
Geography/Land Ownership
Eligible land includes cropland/hayland, rangeland, pastureland, non-industrial private forestland, other farm or ranch lands, environmentally sensitive areas.