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NRCS Announces Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Funding Application as Part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) with Continuous Sign-Up

SALINA, July 1, 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).  Three RCPP projects are being included in this effort:

  • Advanced Irrigation Water Management on the High Plains Aquifer in Kansas;

  • Improving Water Quality through the Implementation of Forestry Practices; and

  • Milford Lake Watershed.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and eligible applications are approved upon applicant readiness.  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 (, and other programs is available here (

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


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