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EQIP Conservation Incentive Contracts (CIC)
Conservation Incentive Contracts are an option under EQIP and provides financial assistance to adopt conservation management practices on working landscapes. Producers may use incentive contracts as a “steppingstone” from correcting resource issues on specific land units through EQIP to achieving sustainable stewardship on their entire operation.
The Illinois EQIP-CIC application deadline is March 4, 2022.
EQIP Landscape Initiatives
Targeted EQIP financial assistance is available through general EQIP, and several other initiatives. These initiatives address priority natural resource concerns on the most vulnerable lands, target conservation assistance in high priority watersheds, or help stimulate the development and adoption of innovation and technology. Learn about Landscape Conservation Initiatives here.
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
Through RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners to implement projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to the resource concerns they seek to address. Learn about 2018 Farm Bill RCPP here.
The 2014 Farm Bill RCPP information is found here.
National EQIP Fact Sheet (PDF, 381kb)