2007 How EQIP Works in Idaho
Idaho 2007 State EQIP
How EQIP Works in Idaho
For 2007, EQIP
cost-sharing will be offered on a county basis. NRCS, with advice from
Local Working Groups (LWGs) and the State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC),
determined the majority of funding would be sent to the counties for selection
of contracts. Available conservation practices and cost-share rates may
vary in some counties. Ranking sheets are similar statewide, but have been
customized by the LWGs to highlight most critical resource concerns.
County Ranking Sheets
EQIP applications may be submitted at anytime during the year. In order
to respond to Idaho's conservation and environmental needs, the deadline for
consideration of fiscal year 2007 applications closes on November 24, 2006.
The ranking period will begin following the close of application acceptance. The 2008
applications and ranking periods have not been determined.
Tribal Special Funds
In addition to the allocated county funding, funds will be set aside for the
federally recognized Tribes in Idaho. Applications on Tribal lands with
Tribal member owners or operators will receive priority consideration for these
funds. The county protocol and ranking will be used.
The following document shows the initial allocation to counties. Funds
may be moved between counties by the State Conservationist as needed to obtain
the highest environmental benefits from the overall program.
Applications scoring the highest number of
points will receive funding. Counties will use a screening process
completed during an interview with the applicant regarding the resource concerns
that exist on the farm or ranch and how the applicant wants to treat these
problems. Based on this screening process, applications for full ranking
will be selected. At that time a field investigation will be conducted to
determine the final ranking score. The determining factor for which
applications will move forward for full ranking will be the availability of
If a county or Tribe does not have adequate applications to use all allocated
funds, the remaining dollars will be re-allocated to counties with high priority
applications remaining after their initial allocation has been obligated.
Idaho EQIP Fiscal Year
Please contact the District Conservationist in the
nearest the location of your property.
Idaho EQIP Program Manager:
Phone: (208) 378-5703