NRCS Colorado Drought Resilience Improvement Project Initiative Web Page

Drought Resilience Improvement Project (D.R.I.P)


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide $6 million in Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds to help producers address the impacts of current drought such as declined soil health on croplands, extreme soil erosion, water supply limitations that threaten cropping systems, and declined rangeland health. This effort is being referred to as the Drought Resilience Improvement Project (D.R.I.P).

Producers are encouraged to visit with their local USDA Service Center for assistance with drought-related issues. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis but must be received by April 19, 2013, the ranking cut-off date for this year.

2013 Colorado D.R.I.P. Initiative Information

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D.R.I.P. Eligible Practices and Resource Concerns
D.R.I.P. Cropland Health Screening Tool
D.R.I.P. Forest Recovery Resilience Screening Tool
D.R.I.P. Grazingland Health Screening Tool
D.R.I.P. Cropland Health Ranking Criteria
D.R.I.P. Forest Recovery and Resilience Ranking Criteria
D.R.I.P. Grazingland Health Ranking Criteria
FY13 EQIP D.R.I.P. Payment Schedule

Complete the application using forms NRCS-CPA-1200, Conservation Program Application and NRCS-CPA-1202, Conservation Program AppendixEn Español. You may complete and print the form online.

Additional information about program can be found at NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.