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Ohio EQIP Program Table

 

Program

Description

Application Cutoff Date

Additional Documents

General EQIP

Owners of land in agricultural or forest production or persons who are engaged in livestock, agricultural or forest production on eligible land and that have a natural resource concern on the land may participate in EQIP.

Tentative application cut-off date is January 16, 2015

General EQIP Practices
Ranking Category Questions
Ohio Resource Concerns
Payment Schedule
Payment Schedule HU
CAP Payment Schedule
CAP HU Payment Schedule

National EQIP
Initiatives

Description

Ranking Application
Deadline Dates

Additional Documents

Air Quality Initiative

The EQIP Air Quality Initiative provides financial assistance to implement approved conservation practices to address significant air quality resource concerns for designated high priority geographic locations throughout the nation.

 No current signup

AQI Practices and Approved
Counties
AQI Ranking Summary
Payment Schedule
Payment Schedule HU
News Release

Great Lakes
Restoration
Initiative (GLRI)

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) supports the call for voluntary action to protect and restore priority watersheds in the region.

 

Phosphorus Priority Map
Ranking Tool
Payment Schedule
Payment Schedule HU

National Water
Quality Initiative
(NWQI)

The Water Quality Initiative is a focused approach to assist landowners in priority watersheds apply selected conservation practices to reduce the flow of sediment, nutrients and other runoff into impaired waterways.

 

Priority WS Map
Brandywine Creek-Broken Sword Creek WS
Ranking Questions
E Branch S Fork Sugar Ck WS
Ranking Questions
Fivemile Creek-East Fork Little Miami River WS
Ranking Questions
Payment Schedule
Payment Schedule HU
News Release

On-Farm Energy
Initiative

The EQIP On-Farm Energy Initiative identifies ways to conserve energy on the farm through an Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP), also known as an on-farm energy audit.

 No current signup

 

Energy Practices
Energy Ranking Questions
Payment Schedule
Payment Schedule HU
News Release

Organic Initiative

The EQIP Organic Initiative is offered to farmers who are organic, transitioning to organic, or organic exempt with unique practices. Producers are required to develop and carry out an Organic System Plan (OSP) or carry out practices consistent with an OSP.

 No current signup

 

Organic Practices
Certified Organic Ranking
Transitioning Organic Ranking Organic Certification Form
Payment Schedule
Payment Schedule HU
News Release

State EQIP
Initiatives

Description

Application Cutoff

Additional Documents

Cleveland Seasonal
High Tunnel (CHT)
Initiative

The focus of this initiative is to provide financial assistance to producers for construction of seasonal high tunnels in Cleveland, Ohio urban areas.

March 21
April 18
May 16
(pending $ availability)

CHT Ranking
News Release

Conservation
Innovation
Grants (CIG)

CIG is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches in conjunction with agricultural production.

 

 

Edge-of-Field Water
Quality Monitoring

NRCS provides financial assistance to producers to purchase monitoring equipment, conduct sample collection and analysis, and implement conservation practices on approved monitoring sites.

 

Priority Area Map

Grand Lake St.
Mary’s (GLSM)

The GLSM Initiative addresses water quality issues by targeting practices and conservation measures to reduce phosphorus entering the GLSM.

 

GLSM Cropland Ranking
GLSM Livestock Ranking
News Release

Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) -
Cooperative
Conservation
Partnership Initiative
(CCPI)

Ohio is one of 13 states included in the MRBI which offers agricultural producers in priority watersheds the opportunity for voluntary technical and financial assistance.

 

Payment Schedule
Payment Schedule HU
Cropland Ranking Questions
Livestock Ranking Questions
Headwaters of the Wabash
News Release

Pollinators

This program will allow NRCS to design honeybee friendly habitat with landowners, plus help them cover some of the cost of creating it.

July 18, 2014

Practices
Ranking Questions
Payment Schedule
Payment Schedule HU
News Release

Western Lake Erie
Basin (WLEB)

Ohio counties in the WLEB have financial assistance available to reduce agricultural phosphorus from entering Lake Erie, improve agricultural productivity, conserve soil and protect water quality.

 No current signup

 

WLEB Cropland Ranking
WLEB Livestock Ranking
WLEB Pasture Ranking
WLEB Practices


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