Arizona Payment Schedules
Each year, NRCS re-evaluates the amount of financial assistance available for each practice in each state. These evaluations consider the current costs for material and labor within the state, and also the fair marketplace compensation for opportunity costs that may arise (e.g. conversion of productive land). If necessary, the amount of financial assistance is adjusted to keep pace with actual costs.
Note: Environmental Quality Incentives Program Conservation Incentives Contract (EQIP-CIC) is a new enrollment option created by section 2304 of the 2018 Farm Bill and will be implemented in fiscal year 2021.
The updated payment schedule is released in the first quarter each Fiscal Year (Oct-Dec).
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Payment Schedules and Ranking Questions
EQIP-IRA and CSP-IRA application deadlines have been extended through April 14th, 2023. Please contact your local NRCS office for additional information.
Available EQIP-IRA Statewide Ranking Pools include:
- IRA Crop/Pasture General
- IRA Crop/Pasture BFR
- IRA Crop/Pasture SD
- IRA Range General
- IRA Range BFR
- IRA Range SD
- IRA Forestry and Wildlife
EQIP-IRA Applicable Resource Concerns:
All resource concerns that address and support direct improvement of soil carbon, reduction of nitrogen losses, or that reduce, capture, avoid, or sequester carbon dioxide, methane, or nitrous oxide emissions.
EQIP-IRA Allowable Practices:
NRCS may only use IRA funds for contracts that include one or more core conservation practice identified by NHQ, and any associated facilitating practices that directly improve soil carbon, reduce nitrogen losses, or that reduce, capture, avoid, or sequester carbon dioxide, methane, or nitrous oxide emissions, associated with agricultural production.