Signup Batching Deadline Announced for Alabama’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that November 18, 2022 will be the signup batching deadline for producers for Fiscal Year 2023 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and initiatives offered through the program. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) which includes wildlife, forestry, cropland erosion, cropland irrigation, grazing land, and water quality concerns.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; however, selecting applications for funding is completed periodically through batching periods with specific cutoff dates.
In EQIP programs, eligible producers may receive a payment based on the statewide average cost of the installation of the conservation practice. Special emphasis participants like socially disadvantaged, limited resource, and beginning farmers and ranchers are eligible for a higher payment rate.
Individuals are not eligible for USDA programs until they have completed the Farm Bill eligibility requirements.
Applications may be made at:
20 W Broad St Suite B Wedowee, AL 36278
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.