Through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), NRCS is offering financial and technical assistance to farmers interested in improving water quality and aquatic habitats in priority watersheds with impaired streams. NRCS will help producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap nutrient and manure runoff. Qualified producers will receive assistance for installing conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and terraces.
Sign-up Cutoff Dates
Although EQIP and NWQI are continuous signup programs, Iowa NRCS occasionally establishes cutoff dates for applicants. The first cutoff deadline for batching and ranking applications for Fiscal Year 2021 is Dec. 18, 2020. The second EQIP application cutoff for FY21 is May 7, 2021.