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Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher EQIP Initiatives

About Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher EQIP Initiatives

The purpose of the Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher EQIP Initiative is to target technical and financial assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers interested in addressing soil health, innovative pest and nutrient management strategies, improved irrigation efficiency, protecting water quality, energy conservation and enhancing wildlife habitat values.

A socially disadvantaged group is a group whose members have been subject to racial or ethnic prejudice because of their identity as members of a group, without regard to their individual qualities. A socially disadvantaged applicant is an individual or entity who is a member of a socially disadvantaged group. For an entity, at least 50 percent ownership in the farm business must be held by socially disadvantaged individuals. Note: One member of an eligible entity may certify for all members rather than have each member self-certify.

These groups consist of the following:

  • American Indians or Alaskan Natives
  • Asians
  • Blacks or African Americans
  • Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders
  • Hispanics

Note: Gender alone is not a covered group for the purposes of NRCS conservation programs.

FY 2014 Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher EQIP Initiatives Documents
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Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher AFO-CAFO EQIP Initiative

Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher Cropland EQIP Initiative

Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher Forestland EQIP Initiative

Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher Pastureland EQIP Initiative

Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher Rangeland EQIP Initiative

Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher Water Conservation EQIP Initiative