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Ground Cover on Marginal Land RCPP Project

Elkhorn Creek and Eagle CreekIntroduction

The Ground Cover on Marginal Lands RCPP proposal was submitted by the Scott County Conservation District in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 and approved as an RCPP National Project in FY 2016. The 5-year project will utilize $300,000 in financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program in Kentucky. The project’s primary goal is to address soil erosion on cropland located in the Eagle Creek and Elkhorn Creek Watersheds.  Portions of the following Kentucky Counties within these two watersheds will receive assistance through this RCPP Project:  Carroll, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Jessamine, Owen, Scott and Woodford.

How to Apply and Application Batching Period Dates

Interested applicants can fill out an RCPP-EQIP application at their local USDA Service Center.  RCPP-EQIP Applications will be ranked using the Ground Cover on Marginal Land ranking questions. (PDF, 58KB) The FY 2020 RCPP-EQIP Payment Schedule. (PDF, 201KB) is available online.

FY 2020 Application Batching Periods: March 6, 2020