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FY-18 EQIP Ranking

NRCS funds Environmental Quality Incentives Program applications based on the environmental benefit of applying the conservation practices in the application.  A ranking system assigns points to applications; higher points equal greater environmental benefit.   The ranking system considers:

  • Land use and location – for example, how far a field is from a water body

  • Land treatment – the natural resource improvement expected by applying a conservation practice or practices 

  • Local natural resource priorities (25% of total points) determined by a local work group of conservationists, agricultural producers, and others who work with natural resources.

  • State and National natural resource priorities (75% of total points) determined by the State and National NRCS offices.

The NRCS State Conservationist approves local work group ranking points, the conservation practices selected to improve natural resource problems, and the payment rates for practices.  NRCS accepts EQIP applications year-round.  Periodically, NRCS announces a deadline for submitting applications for ranking and funding.  NRCS defers applications received after that date until the next ranking and funding cycle.

The following are practices and ranking questions by EQIP category

If you applied under Cropland:

If you applied under Forestry:

If you applied under Pasture:

If you applied under Confined Livestock (see map):

All other Application Categories are Available Here

For More information:


National EQIP

Ohio Conservation Activity Plan

Acting Ohio EQIP Program Manager:

Carrie Cusick

FY-18 EQIP Ohio General Ranking Area Map
Printable Map





FY-18 EQIP Ohio Livestock Ranking Area Map
Printable Map
Fiscal Year 2017 EQIP Livestock map, small image