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                                                                                                December 21, 2009

Subject: LTP – Approved 2010 EQIP Payment Schedules

Purpose. To release the approved 2010 EQIP Payment Schedules

Expiration Date. September 30, 2010

Background. Each fiscal year payment schedules are prepared for the various financial assistance programs that NRCS delivers in Maine. The payment schedules are subject to State Conservationist’s approval before being released to the field for use in preparing program related plans and contracts.

Explanation. Please find attached the approved payment schedules being released for use in preparing 2010 EQIP contracts. The payment schedules for the statewide funding pools are to be used in Toolkit and ProTracts, and will be posted on the Maine NRCS website, as is.

The EQIP payment schedules that are used in creating the Locally Led funding pool contracts may be edited by the District Conservationist, with input from the Local Working Group, to reflect local priorities and issues. District Conservationist may edit the general EQIP payment schedule to remove practices that address resource concerns for a funding pool category that will not be offered in his/her service area in 2010. All edits are subject to approval by the State Conservationist.

There are three versions of the general EQIP payment schedule; (1) Cumberland and York counties, (2) Hancock and Washington counties and the (3) Statewide version is for use in all other counties. The payment schedule for the Organic initiative will be finalized and distributed at a later date.

Approved local payment schedules will be made available for use in Toolkit and ProTracts, and will be posted on the Maine NRCS Website.

Contact. Bill Yamartino (  or Susan Arrants (  if you have questions or comments.


/s/ Juan C. Hernandez

State Conservationist

The following documents require Excel (.xls) 

Attachment 1 - 2010 EQIP Standard/Statewide Payment Schedule (.xls)
Attachment 2 - 2010 Hancock and Washington Counties Payment Schedule (.xls)
Attachment 3 - 2010 EQIP Cumberland/York Counties Payment Schedule (.xls)
Attachment 4 - 2010 EQIP Conservation Activity Plan Payment Schedule (.xls)
Attachment 5 - 2010 Irrigation Payment Schedule (.xls)