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With the enactment of the Agricultural Act (February 7, 2014) funding provided for the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) in FY-2014 is no longer available for obligations. WHIP is not reauthorized.

NRCS will honor and continue to support fiscal year 2014 WHIP program contracts using the rules and policy that was in effect at the time of contract obligations.

Portions of the WHIP Statute were rolled into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Anyone still interested in applying for wildlife projects in programs should go to the EQIP web page.


Through 2008 Farm Bill WHIP provisions, NRCS is now offering new conservation practices to benefit:

  • forest land
  • pollinator habitat
  • More information coming soon!

The 2008 Farm Bill also provides higher payment rates to beginning, socially disadvantaged and limited-resource farmers who enroll in WHIP. Click on the links to find out if you are eligible.

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