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FY 2018 EQIP Fund Pools

 

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Fund Pool Description Application Deadline Program Documents
       
Alaska General EQIP Fund Pool This funding pool is for all eligible applications in Alaska to address all NRCS resource concerns.  

Nov 30, 2017

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May 11, 2018

       
Historically Underserved Fund Pools In Alaska, these fund pools are targeted to applicant’s that meet the criteria of beginning farmer/rancher or socially disadvantaged farmer/rancher and self-certify their status when submitting an EQIP application on Form NRCS-CPA-1200, “Conservation Program Application.” Please see the fact sheet 'Do you qualify as a Historically Underserved Producer' for more information.

Nov 30, 2017

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May 11, 2018

       
National Water Quality Initiative Fund Pools The National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) was established as a joint initiative with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in FY 2012 to address agricultural sources of water pollution, including nutrients, sediment, pesticides, and pathogens related to agricultural production, in priority watersheds. In Alaska two priority watersheds were identified for financial assistance opportunities. Please visit one the National Water Quality Initiative webpage for more information. Nov 30, 2017
       
On-Farm Energy Fund Pool A national on-farm initiative specifically designed to provide financial assistance to address energy conservation through practice implementation and for development of an agricultural energy management plan (AgEMP). Nov 30, 2017
       
Organic Fund Pools The national organic initiative is designed to provide financial assistance opportunities for organic, transition to organic and organic-exempt producers to address natural resource concerns related to organic production as well as requirements related to the National Organic Program (NOP) requirements. Nov 30, 2017
       
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Fund Pool Through RCPP, NRCS and its partners help producers install and maintain conservation activities in selected project areas.  Alaska has 3 RCPP projects.  Projects that utilize EQIP, allow eligible producers in the project area to utilize RCPP-EQIP funds to address resource concerns identified in the project.  Please visit the Alaska RCPP webpage for additional information.    
       
High Tunnel Fund Pool The high tunnel initiative can assist producers to extend the growing season for high value crops in an environmentally safe manner. The initiative has the potential to assist producers in addressing a resource concern by extending the growing season, improving soil quality, and reducing nutrient and pesticide transport. Please visit the High Tunnel Initiative webpage for more information. Nov 30, 2017
       
Soil Health Fund Pool Alaska's soil health fund pool is designed to provide financial assistance to agricultural operators who want to improve soil on the land. Producers agree to an annual soil assessment to measure improvements to their soil's health. See the Soil Health Initiative fact sheet for more information.

Nov 30, 2017

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May 11, 2018

       
Joint Chiefs'  Landscape Restoration Partnership Fund Pool The Joint Chiefs' landscape restoration partnership is a partnership between the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the NRCS to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet across the nation. By leveraging technical and financial resources and coordinating activities on adjacent public and private lands, conservation work by NRCS and USFS will be more efficient and effective in these watersheds.  Nov 30, 2017
       
Working Lands for Wildlife Fund Pool Working lands for wildlife (WLFW) is a partnership that leverages capabilities and resources, targets assistance where it is most needed, cooperatively engages state and local partners, and works collaboratively with agricultural producers, forest land managers, and Tribes. NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have selected at-risk species whose decline can be reversed given sufficient resources and landowner participation.  In Alaska the Kenai Peninsula Salmon Project is helping restore habitat for salmon while benefiting migratory birds, bear, moose, and a wide variety of vertebrates and invertebrates. Nov 30, 2017

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May 11, 2018