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Ohio EQIP Ranking - Fiscal Year 2015

NRCS funds Environmental Quality Incentives Program applications that do the most to improve the environment.  Funding selections also consider the land use and the location of the applicants’ property.  A ranking system gives points to each application.  NRCS assigns points by looking at how much the land treatments in the application will improve natural resources.  A local work group made up of conservationists, agricultural producers, and others working with natural resources in the community choose which natural resource problems are most important at the local level.  The local points make up 25% of the total points used for ranking.  The NRCS State Conservationist must approve local work group ranking points, the conservation practices selected to improve the natural resource problems, and the payment rates for conservation practices.  The national and State NRCS offices chose which natural resource problems are the most important for the other 75 points used for ranking.

NRCS accepts EQIP applications year-round.  Periodically, usually once a year, NRCS announces an application deadline date to rank and select applications submitted for funding on or before the deadline date.  NRCS defers applications received after this date until the next funding cycle.

The following are practices and ranking questions by category.

If you applied under Cropland:

  • Cropland Practices

  • Appalachian Plateau-Cropland Ranking Questions

  • Erie-Huron Lake Plain-Cropland Ranking Questions

  • Indiana-Ohio Till Plain-Cropland Ranking Questions

  • Lake Erie Glaciated Plateau-Cropland Ranking Questions

If you applied under Forestry:

  • Forestry Practices

  • Appalachian Plateau-Forestry Ranking Questions

  • Erie-Huron Lake Plain-Forestry Ranking Questions

  • Indiana-Ohio Till Plain-Forestry Ranking Questions

  • Lake Erie Glaciated Plateau-Forestry Ranking Questions

If you applied under Grazing Livestock:

  • Livestock Practices

  • Appalachian Plateau-Grazing Ranking Questions

  • Erie-Huron Lake Plain-Grazing Ranking Questions

  • Indiana-Ohio Till Plain-Grazing Ranking Questions

  • Lake Erie Glaciated Plateau-Grazing Ranking Questions

If you applied under Confined Livestock (see map):

  • Livestock Practices

  • Livestock East Zone Tier 1 Ranking Questions

  • Livestock East Zone Tier 2 Ranking Questions

  • Livestock West Zone Tier 1 Ranking Questions

  • Livestock West Zone Tier 2 Ranking Questions

  • Livestock Tier 3 (counties shown in white)

If you applied under Specialty Crops:

If you applied under Wildlife:

If you are a Historically Underserved applicant:

OH FY15 Region Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FY15 EQIP Livestock Ranking Map

For More information:

Ohio EQIP

Ohio EQIP Program Table

National EQIP

Ohio Conservation Activity Plan

Ohio EQIP Program Manager:

TaTrecia Davis
614-255-2467