Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Program level:

National

Land use:

Agriculture, Forest

Provider:

Local NRCS

Benefits provided: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Water-focused program: 

No

Implement best management practices.

Overview

Description:

Participants install or implement structural, vegetative, and management practices – like improving irrigation efficiency, restoring pasture, or nutrient and pest management – on eligible agricultural land and nonindustrial private forestland.

Socially disadvantaged, beginning and limited resource farmers, Indian tribes and veterans are eligible for an increased payment rate and may receive advance payment of up to 50 percent to purchase materials and services needed to implement conservation practices included in their EQIP contract.

Eligibility:

Control or own cropland, rangeland, pastureland, non-industrial private forestland and other farm or ranch lands.

Comply with adjusted gross income limitation (AGI) provisions

Be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation requirements

Develop an NRCS EQIP plan of operations

Financial benefit: 

Varying cost-share amount

Contact information

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Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

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