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NRCS Announces Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Funding Application Cut-off as Part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for July 17, 2020

SALINA, June 22, 2020–The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).  Four RCPP projects are being included in this effort:

  • Doniphan County Road and Fields Sediment Reduction;

  • Improving Working Lands for Monarch Butterflies;

  • Native Grazing Lands Protection in the Plains; and

  • Middle and Lower Neosho River Water Quality.

Approximately $1 million is available for these projects.

The evaluation period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 RCPP/EQIP will be for applications received by July 17, 2020.  To apply for this opportunity, producers should contact their local USDA Service Center before the application evaluation period ends.  More information on these projects can be found here (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ks/programs/farmbill/rcpp/), and other programs is available here (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/rcpp/).

NRCS EQIP assists producers who voluntarily implement conservation and management practices that aim to improve the conservation elements of their agriculture and grazing lands.

Most USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only.  Producers wishing to conduct business with NRCS are required to call and schedule an appointment.  Field work continues with appropriate social distancing and staff continue to work with producers by phone and online tools.  More information and location of Service Centers can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus

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