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Financial Assistance

NRCS offers financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers make and maintain conservation improvements on their land.

NRCS Payment Schedules

NRCS provides financial assistance for selected conservation activities. The availability and amount of financial assistance can vary between states and conservation program. The updated payment schedule released in the first quarter of each fiscal year (Oct-Dec) determines the amount of cost assistance that will be available for NRCS conservation programs in Nebraska.

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EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat. More on EQIP in Nebraska.

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The Conservation Stewardship Program helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance—the higher the performance, the higher the payment. More on CSP in Nebraska.

Regional Conservation Partnership Program


The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) offers new opportunities for the NRCS, conservation partners and agricultural producers to work together to harness innovation, expand the conservation mission and demonstrate the value and efficacy of voluntary, private lands conservation. Learn more about RCPP.


Link to Nebraska RCPP Projects Page

Information about the Conservation Collaboration Grant application

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