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Historically Underserved Funding

Historically Underserved Funding

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Program Information

Historically underserved farmer/rancher including beginning farmer/rancher [BFR], limited resource farmer/rancher [LRFR], and socially disadvantaged farmer/rancher [SDA] are eligible for a higher payment rate within all the statewide and county level programs under EQIP. Certification that participants meeting this requirement is made on the application form.  Definitions and additional information is available on the Socially Disadvantaged, Beginning, and Limited Resource Farmers/Ranchers web site.

Application Process, Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, but only those received by the application ranking cut-off will be considered for the initial selections.  Funding selections will be made exclusively from those applications received.

Applicants may apply by completing the NRCS-CPA-1200 Application Form and Appendix and submit it to their local NRCS Field Service Center.

Beginning Farmer Ranking Criteria (PDF; 14KB) - Ranking criteria for Beginning Farmers in all areas of  Oklahoma
Socially Disadvantaged Farmer Ranking Criteria (PDF; 14KB) - Ranking criteria for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers in all areas of  Oklahoma

Eligible Practices and Payment Rates

The higher payment rates for the historically underserved categories are designated by the letters "HU" at the beginning of the line in the payment schedule in the statewide EQIP practice payment rates.

Statewide EQIP Practice Payment Rates (PDF)



Kenneth Hitch
Resource Conservationist
Phone: 405-742-1208
Email: Kenneth Hitch

For additional information and assistance, contact your local NRCS Field Service Center.

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