General EQIP Information
Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 EQIP Financial Assistance
NRCS accepts EQIP applications year-round, but establishes cutoff dates make funding selections for eligible, screened, and ranked applications.
To be ready for EQIP funding consideration, interested applicants will need to: (1) Develop a conservation plan, (2) Submit an application, (3) Meet program eligibility requirements, and (4) Approve their ‘EQIP schedule of operations’. The time needed to complete a conservation plan and process eligibility can vary, from a few weeks to more than a month, depending on the complexity of the farming operation.
The FY17 cutoff dates to select eligible, screened and ranked applications for funding are:
Alan Forkey, Program Manager
Erik Beardsley, Program Specialist