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Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative

Environmental Quality Incentives program (EQIP)

The Natural Resources Conservation Service announced the use of EQIP funds to provide financial assistance dollars to help program participants extend the growing season for high value crops in an environmentally safe way. The NRCS EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative provides financial assistance to implement approved conservation practices to address significant resource concerns.

NRCS works with the applicant to address resource concerns on their agricultural land. The core practice is Seasonal High Tunnel. Supporting practices include Critical Area Planting, Diversion, Grassed Waterway, Irrigation System (Micro Irrigation), Subsurface Drain, and Underground Outlet.

Who Can Apply

Eligible producers include persons, legal entities, Indian Tribes, or joint operations who are engaged in ag production.
Producers must submit a program application and other documentation to support eligibility to be considered for financial assistance through EQIP. For more detail regarding eligibility and application requirements contact your local NRCS field office.

EQIP Application Information

Applications for the EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the fiscal year; however, NRCS has established specific dates where eligible applications will be evaluated, ranked, and approved for funding. In order for an application to be considered for funding during a particular batching period the applicant must have the following item completed by the application cut-off date:

Additional Assistance

For more information ovisit your local USDA Service Center, or visit the USDA-NRCS Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative Website.