Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

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New York State

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The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to eligible agricultural producers who are willing to address priority environmental issues by implementing conservation practices. It is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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EQIP Initiatives

There are several specific initiatives and unique funding opportunities now offered under EQIP in New York. For detailed information on each EQIP initiative, see below.

Regional Programs

NRCS New York has program opportunities using EQIP funding or EQIP authorities available in specific regions or watersheds of the state. Each regional opportunity addresses critical natural resource concerns that have been identified in the multi-state efforts.

2014 National Water Quality Initiative Map_New York

2014 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Map_New York

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National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI)

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Genesee Allegany Allegany
Livingston Cattaraugus Broome
Orleans Cayuga Chemung
Wyoming Genesee Chenango
  Livingston Cortland
  Monroe Delaware
  Niagara Herkimer
  Ontario Livingston
  Orleans Madison
  Oswego Oneida
  Stueben Onondaga
  Wayne Ontario
  Wyoming Otsego

How to Apply for USDA-NRCS Conservation Programs

Learn what steps you will need to take to prepare for, and submit, your application to become a USDA-NRCS Conservation Program participant.

Learn more information on the criteria required to become an eligible EQIP applicant.

More Information

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

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EQIP Fact Sheet (PDF; 1.6 MB) 

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