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2008 Special Projects

Idaho 2008 State EQIP

Special Projects

Idaho has set aside as much as $1 million for use on two special project sign-up programs using Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds.  These projects are titled "Energy Conservation" and "Species of Concern".  Applicants for these special projects may be submitted until November 23, 2007 for consideration in fiscal year 2008.  Project applications will compete on a statewide basis for available funds.  In addition to the project specific forms discussed below, applicants must complete a "NRCS-CPA-1200" and should review the "NRCS-CPA-1202" Contract and Appendix.

These documents require Adobe Acrobat.

Form Needed to Signup:

CCC-1200, Conservation Program Contract includes Appendix to the Contract, EQIP Special Contract Provisions  (PDF; 28 KB)

Energy Conservation Information

One million dollars has been set as allocated for changes to existing sprinkler irrigation systems that can make a full conversion to gravity pressure and become energy independent other than minor electricity needs for system movement.  Applicants who applied for these types of conversions will be considered "high priority" and funded using the set aside funds.  If more applications are received than funds allotted, applications will be randomly chosen for funding.

Sensitive Species of Concern Information

The "Species of Concern" special project is intended for EQIP contracts that include conservation practices that will provide a direct benefit to selected wildlife species and their habitat.  Applicants must work directly with staff from either a State or Federal agency involved with monitoring the species benefited to obtain a letter of support.  This includes the Idaho Department of Fish and Game; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or NOAA Fisheries depending on the species involved.  The application information and selected species list may be downloaded below or is available at your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office.  The "List of Sensitive Species" contains information on which agency the applicant should work with in completing their application for these special funds.  The contact persons are shown at the bottom of the list.  They may be able to provide a name of someone locally to assist.

The list of conservation practices eligible for this special project is limited.  The majority of the practices may be cost shared at 75%.

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.

Special Project - Wildfire Cost List  (PDF; 32 KB)

Special Project - Species of Concern  (PDF; 160 KB)

Special Project - Energy  (PDF; 163 KB)

List of Sensitive Species  (PDF; 95 KB)

Also please see our News Release.

Idaho EQIP Fiscal Year 2008 Contacts

Please contact the District Conservationist in the USDA Service Center nearest the location of your property. 

Idaho EQIP Program Manager: 
Bob Bartholomew
Phone: (208) 378-5703