Clarification on Funding Options for Damaged Conservation Practices
Below are general guidelines to clarify program eligibility for damaged conservation practices. For specific questions on eligibility, please check with yourlocal USDA Service Center (hot link to http://www.in.nrcs.usda.gov/contact/directory/field_offices.html).
Damaged practices installed under Natural Resources Conservation Service program contracts (such as WHIP or EQIP) are eligible for funding under that programas long as the practice is within its design lifespanand has been maintained.
Damaged practices installed under active Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts are eligible for funding under CRP at 50%, while damaged practices installed under expiredCRP contracts are eligible for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)* at 75%.
Damaged practices that are past their design lifespan, installed under any program, are eligible for ECP* at 75%.
Damaged practices that were not installed under any government program are eligible for ECP* at 75%.
Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) easement and restoration agreements are eligible for repair work under WRP.