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2016 Conecuh Co EQIP

Conecuh County 2016 EQIP Program

Executive Summary

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Conecuh County, Alabama, will hold a signup for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2016 Fiscal Year. Signup is open and applications are taken on a continuous basis. This program is designed to provide technical and financial assistance to correct or improve resource concerns or problems on cropland, pastureland, woodland, or hayland.

Applications are taken at:

USDA-NRCS
Conecuh County USDA Service Center
102 Liberty Street
Evergreen, Alabama 36401
Hours:  Between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone:  251-578-1520, extension 3
Contact:  District Conservationist

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Conecuh County, Alabama, announces that the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up for FY 2016 is open and applications are being taken on a continuous basis. EQIP is designed to provide technical and financial assistance to correct or improve resource concerns or problems on cropland, pastureland, hay land, and woodland.

The first batching period for ranking and prioritizing applications for local concerns and state-wide concerns will be on October 16, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. If you file an application later than the deadline for the first funding pool consideration, your application will be considered in the next pool of funding if additional funding is available at a later date.

The local concerns that have been prioritized by local work group are:

  1. Erosion/Soil Quality
  2. Grazing Lands
  3. Forestry and Wildlife Health
  4. Irrigation Water Management
  5. Water Quality

All applications will be ranked and approvals based on an environmental ranking worksheet that will insure that the most environmental benefits are received for the dollars expended. Applications with the highest point totals generated from this worksheet will be ranked higher in consideration to receive financial assistance than those applications with lower points. Applicants will declare which concern he is applying for.

Limited Resource Farmers, Historically Disadvantaged, and New Beginning Farmers, may be eligible to receive a higher financial assistance rate.

Limitations

There will be a limit of $7500 for tree planting. There will be a $10,000 limit on cover crop. The financial assistance payments will be the same as set by the NRCS State office in Auburn. Please refer to the state list for practices, financial assistance payment, and restrictions.

Additional information is available on the National NRCS EQIP website.