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NRCS-WA announces Urban Agriculture, Sentinel Lands, and Watersmart EQIP program deadlines

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (Jan. 4, 2022) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Washington today set the application deadline for the Urban Agriculture, Sentinel Lands, and WaterSmart Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) program signup deadlines to Jan. 24, 2022. 

These three programs are additional opportunities within EQIP for Fiscal Year 2022. They target resource concerns impacting producers within specific locations. Producers interested in applying for any of the programs should review the maps to determine if their location is applicable.

EQIP – Urban Agriculture
NRCS can provide technical and financial assistance for assistance for urban growers in areas such as soil health, irrigation and water conservation, weeds and pests, and high tunnels. A map of urban agriculture areas within Washington is available here

EQIP – Sentinel Lands
NRCS, working with other State and Federal partners, have identified areas where focused conservation can affect Threatened and Endangered species habitat near Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM). A map of the areas is available here.

EQIP – WaterSmart
NRCS assists private landowners with implementation of irrigation conservation practices that improve watering efficiency. Project areas are Whitestone Reclamation District and Kittitas Reclamation District.

For more information on program specifics, please visit the NRCS-Washington EQIP Webpage.