USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Accepting 2022 EQIP Applications through April 29, 2022, for 2 Arkansas Water Quality Projects
(NRCS) is offering funding in the Cache and Lee County Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) projects to help agricultural producers improve water quality in Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, March 28, 2022 – The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering funding in the Cache and Lee County Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) projects to help agricultural producers improve water quality in Arkansas.
NRCS accepts program applications on a continuous basis but sets dates to batch and rank applications as funding allows. Farmers and landowners in Arkansas who submit applications to their local NRCS office by April 29, 2022, will be considered for this round of funding. Applications received after April 29, 2022, will be considered in later funding periods, subject to funding availability.
Arkansas’s project areas are:
- Cache – portions of Woodruff, Jackson and Cross counties
- Lee County – Portion of Lee County
“We have learned that when we partner with producers to deliver conservation practices to critical watersheds, we see a positive impact,” said NRCS State Conservationist in Arkansas Mike Sullivan. “Through these partnerships, we maximize the delivery of our conservation efforts which yields greater results to water quality and benefits the public, our natural resources and farmers’ bottom lines.”
All applications will be evaluated for funding based on local, state and nationally developed criteria to optimize environmental benefits. Applications ranking highest in a funding category will be funded according to priority and is subject to availability of program funds. For more information, visit http://www.ar.nrcs.usda.gov/ or contact the local your local USDA Service Center.
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