Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
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.
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.
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.
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.
For additional information, contact or visit your local USDA NRCS office, or visit the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program web page.