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16 Shelby Co EQIP

Shelby County 2016 EQIP Program
Executive Summary

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Shelby County, Alabama, will hold a continuous signup for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for the 2016 fiscal year.

Interested individuals may file an application at the following address:

USDA-NRCS
54 Kelley Lane

Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone:  205-669-5121
Fax:  855-292-1672
Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Contact: District Conservationist Thomas P. McDaniel.

An application may also be filed at:

USDA Service Center
5 Bemiston Ave.
Talladega, Alabama, 35160
Phone:  (256) 362-8210 Ext. 3
Fax: 855-292-1672
Office Hours:  8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

The resource concerns that the following will be eligible for funding consideration:

  1. Forestry and Wildlife
  2. Water Quality/Animal Waste
  3. Erosion/Soil Quality
  4. Grazinglands
  5. Irrigation Water Management

 

 One application per applicant with one resource concern for the county wide sign-up will be accepted.

 If two applicants sign up for the exact same practices and both rank the same then the one that has not participated most recently will be funded first, if neither have never participated then the least expensive will be funded first.

All applications received will be ranked according to the National 2016 EQIP ranking tool.

The first batching period will end on October 16, 2015. Any applications received after this date will be considered in the next batching pool if funds are available.

All program payment rates and eligible practices will be the same as on the Alabama NRCS EQIP Practice and Payment Schedule for FY 2016. Limited Resource Farmers, Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and New/Beginner Farmers will be paid at an increased payment rate.

The state’s list of eligible practices will be used with the following examples as practices, this is not all inclusive:

  • Long leaf trees planted under the Forestry and Wildlife Resource Concern are restricted to containerized seedlings and a 7’ x 10’ or wider spacing.  
  • Perimeter fencing will not be funded. 

Additional information is available on the National NRCS EQIP website.