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NRCS NY announces application cutoff date for the EQIP, GLRI, AMA and WWFL

New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces Monday, November 1, 2021, as the application cutoff date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP; statewide), Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) and the Working Lands for Wildlife (Golden-Winged Warbler) program for Fiscal Year 2022.

Through these programs, 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 include cropland, pastureland, forestland and the farmstead.  Examples of practices implemented include:

  • Cover Crops
  • Pasture Management
  • Grassed Waterways
  • Early Successional Forest Habitat
  • Reduced Tillage
  • Forest Stand Improvement
  • High Tunnels
  • Manure Storage Facilities


AMA provides assistance to producers in identified urban areas. This special program offers an exciting opportunity for urban farmers to compete for funding in a program developed to meet their needs. Click here for more information

NRCS programs also offer funding opportunities for historically underserved producers, which include beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, limited resource farmers, veteran farmers, and Tribal Nations and members.  These customers receive a higher payment rate on their conservation practices.

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 November 1, 2021, 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  

You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: