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NRCS Announces 2018 Sign-up for Caribbean Conservation Programs

José A. Castro, ASTC for Programs
787-281-4962 / 787-501-6144

NRCS Caribbean Area News Release BannerApply at your local NRCS office by July 20 to be eligible for this round of funding

The NRCS Caribbean Area sign-up for fiscal year 2018 EQIP funding is now open! The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.

Through EQIP, NRCS helps farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to improve their agricultural production and environmental quality.

EQIP applications are accepted year-round, however, NRCS sets "cut-off" or submission deadlines to evaluate, rank and approve eligible applications. This year's application cut-off dates are:

  • EQIP Period 2 cut-off date: July 20, 2018
  • EQIP Period 1 cut-off date: January 19, 2018

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New Release # 2018-12