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NRCS-NY Announces Application Cutoff Dates for NRCS Conservation Programs

N. Y., July 17, 2020– New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces August 21, 2020 as the application cutoff date for the General signup for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

Through the EQIP program, NRCS offers financial and technical assistance to participants to implement practices which address priority resource concerns, including soil erosion, water quality and habitat degradation. Focus areas within the EQIP program include the farmstead, cropland, pastureland, and forestland.  Examples of practices implemented through EQIP include: strip cropping, grassed waterways, forest stand improvement and manure storage facilities.

NRCS will work with applicants to assess potential resource concerns on the land included in the application and to develop a conservation plan to address the identified resource concerns.

Applications accepted after August 21, 2020 will be considered in the next signup. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on national, state and locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

If you are interested in applying for an NRCS conservation program please visit our web site for information on applying at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ny/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcs144p2_027058.  

You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=NY.

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