Applications deadline for Fiscal Year 2016 funding is March 18, 2016. Contact your local USDA Service Center for more information.
The National Water Quality Initiative will work in priority watersheds to help farmers and forest landowners improve water quality and aquatic habitats in impaired streams. NRCS will help producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap nutrient and manure runoff. Qualified producers will receive assistance for installing conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and terraces. NRCS in Kentucky identified priority watersheds through the help of local partnerships including the Kentucky Division of Water.
Kentucky Watersheds Eligible for the National Water Quality Initiative
Name of 8-Digit Hydrologic
Unit Code (HUC)
Name of 12-Digit HUC
Number 12-Digit HUC
NRCS staff will provide technical assistance and planning tools to determine which conservation actions will provide the best results to improve water quality on your land. To help install the recommended practices, financial assistance to share the cost of implementation is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).