There are no minimum acreage requirements to apply for WHIP or EQIP, however, projects that address significant resource concerns are more likely to receive funding.
What are the payment limitations for each program?
Payments for EQIP are limited to $300,000 over a six year period.
Payments for WHIP are limited to $50,000 each year.
Participants will be reimbursed for part of the cost of installing conservation practices after the practices have been installed.
When should I apply?
You may sign up for this program at any time through your local NRCS office. Applications are accepted all year, but are reviewed in a competitive ranking process when funding becomes available - usually once each year.
Are there any new provisions that I should be aware of?