Environmental Quality Incentive Program
Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) dollars are targeted to critical conservation concerns decided by local citizens. It provides technical assistance, cost-share funds and incentive payments to producers who enter five and 10-year contracts. Applications for funds are evaluated and ranked according to those achieving the most environmental benefits.
Local EQIP work groups have tailored EQIP to their specific NRD. For specific information about EQIP conservation practices go to:
Demand is high for funding through this program. Applications for EQIP are available at the NRD, NRCS, FSA or Cooperative Extension offices.