2004 Special Projects
Idaho Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Idaho has set aside $1.1 million for use on two special project
sign-up programs using Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds.
These projects are titled "Air Quality - Livestock Operations" and "Sensitive
Species of Concern".
Applicants for both projects may be submitted anytime
between April 4, 2004 and April 30, 2004. Project applications will
compete within their category for available funds on a statewide basis. In
addition to the project specific forms discussed below, applicants must complete
a "CCC-1200" and should review the CCC-1200(A) Appendix. The CCC-1200 must
be signed and returned with the application.
Air Quality - Livestock Operations Information
The "Air Quality - Livestock Operations" special project is
aimed at reducing odor, greenhouse gases and dust from livestock operations.
Applications may apply for conservation practices that will reduce these
resource issues on their operation. Applicants may wish to contact Jenifer
Beddoes, NRCS Environmental Engineer as needed for clarification of the material
required in the application. She may be contacted at 208-888-1890, ext.
120 or via email at
email@example.com. The application information may be
downloaded below or is available at your local Natural Resources Conservation
Applicants interested in applying for the "Air
Quality - Livestock Operations", may also be interested in this information.
The NRCS recently published a "Request for Proposals" for the new Conservation
Innovation Grants program. This program provides 50% cost share of up to
$1 million per project to demonstrate new and innovative technologies in
conservation. Competition for these grants is nationwide.
Information on the program, including the "Request for Proposals" may be found
at this link:
This program is national in scope and all applications must be sent to the
national NRCS headquarters office if they are to be considered. Full
information on what is required and how to apply is available at the web site
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Carl Lucero, Natural Resources Conservation
Service, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Mail Stop 5473, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Phone: (301) 504-2222; facsimile: (301) 504-2264; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Subject: Conservation Innovation
Sensitive Species of Concern Information
The "Sensitive Species of Concern" special project is intended for EQIP
contracts that include conservation practices that will provide a direct benefit
to selected wildlife species and their habitat. Applicants must work
directly with staff from either a State or Federal agency involved with
monitoring the species benefited. This includes the Idaho Department of
Fish and Game; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or NOAA Fisheries depending
on the species involved. The application information and selected species
list may be downloaded below or is available at your local Natural Resources
Conservation Service office. The "List of Sensitive Species contains
information on which agency the applicant should work with in completing their
application for these special funds. The contact persons are shown at the
bottom of the list. They may be able to provide a name of someone locally
The following document requires Adobe Acrobat.
Air Quality Application Information
(PDF; 110 KB)
Sensitive Species Application Information
(PDF; 111 KB)
List of Sensitive Species (PDF; 86 KB)
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Idaho EQIP Fiscal Year
Please contact the District Conservationist in the
Center nearest the location of your property.
Idaho EQIP Program Manager:
Phone: (208) 378-5703