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Application Deadline for EQIP Sign-Up Nearing

Mindi Rambo, Public Affairs Specialist, 208.378.5720

BOISE, Idaho, December 18, 2018 –The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has a January 18, 2019, application deadline for this round of funding Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) projects. This includes currently funded  special projects, national initiatives and Regional Conservation Partnership Program projects.

Applications for EQIP are accepted on a continuous basis, however, only the applications received by January 18,2019 will be considered for funding during this particular cycle. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in subsequent cycles.

EQIP helps agricultural producers complete resource conservation projects and make conservation-related management changes on their farms or ranches.  Conservation program participation is voluntary and helps private landowners and operators defray the costs of installing conservation practices.

For more information on these programs as well as eligibility requirements, stop by your local USDA service center or visit NRCS online at


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