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16 Lamar Co EQIP

Lamar County 2016 EQIP Program
Executive Summary

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Lamar County, Alabama, announces the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up for the 2016 Fiscal Year. Any eligible land users who have an approved resource concern may apply for assistance through this program.

Visit your local NRCS office and make an application. Appointments are encouraged. Applications will be taken at the following Lamar County location:

USDA-NRCS
145 Columbus Avenue NW, off the Courthouse Square
Vernon, Alabama 35592
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone: 205-695-7622
Contact: Larry Hardy, District Conservationist

The following resource concerns in Lamar County are approved for consideration of funding with the EQIP program.

  • Erosion Control/Soil Quality
  • Grazing Lands
  • Water Quality/Animal Waste
  • Forestry and Wildlife Health
  • Irrigation Water Management

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

The first batching period for ranking and prioritizing applications will end October 16, 2015. Any applications received after a batching, will be considered in the next batching pool if funds are available.

Applicants will be rated by the EQIP ranking tool and funded in the order of highest to lowest score until all funds are exhausted. If funds remain after funding all applicants from the first batching pool, the second batching pool of applicants will be ranked and funded from highest to lowest score until no more funds are available.

In the event of a tie between applications, the applications will be ranked by sign-up date. If the tie is not broken, the applications will then be ranked according to contract cost, with the lowest estimated contract cost ranking the highest.

All conservation practices in the 2016 Alabama NRCS EQIP Practice and payment Schedule will be available for use in solving the conservation needs on the farm. Payment rates on all practices will be the same as listed in the 2016 Alabama NRCS EQIP Practice and Payment Schedule.

Limited Resource Farmers, New and Beginning Farmers, and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers (collectively referred to as Historically Underserved, HU) will receive a higher rate of financial assistance.

 

Treatment Stipulations

  • Perimeter 382-fencing will only be funded for small ruminant operations. Livestock must be present for cross fencing to be considered.

 

Practices Available for Financial Assistance and Maximum Funding Limits:

Only the conservation practices listed below are available for financial assistance through the 2016 EQIP.

  • 382 - Fencing - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $5,000.
  • 345 - Residue & Tillage Mgt (No-Till) – Maximum funding limit for this practice is $3,500.
  • 315 - Herbaceous Weed Control - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $6,700.
  • 394 – Firebreak - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $1,800.
  •  490 – Forest Site Preparation - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $2,950.
  • 338 – Prescribed Burning - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $1,700.
  • 612 – Tree Shrub Establishment - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $4,650.
  • 666 – Forest Stand Improvement - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $4,650.
  • 614 – Water Facility - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $400.
  • 516 – Pipeline - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $1,375.
  • 561 – Heavy Use Area Protection - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $1,100.
  • 642 – Water Well - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $3,521.
  • 533 – Pumping Plant - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $1,357
  • 314 – Brush Management - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $3,500.
  • 578 – Stream Crossing - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $5,000.
  • 410 – Grade Stabilization Structure - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $10,000.
  • 342 – Critical Area Planting - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $1,500.
  • 466 – Land Smoothing - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $3,500.
  • 512 – Forage and Biomass Planting - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $8,000
  • 412 – Grassed Waterway - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $2,500.
  • 484 – Mulching - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $1,500.
  • 600 – Terrace - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $3,500.
  • 340 – Cover Crop - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $6,200.
  • 332 – Contour Buffer Strips - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $7,000.
  • 313 – Waste Storage Facility - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $10,000.
  • 316 – Animal Mortality Facility - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $7,500.
  • 367 – Roofs & Covers - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $5,000.
  • 374 – Farmstead Energy Improvement - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $10,000.
  • 670 – Lighting Improvement - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $5,000.
  • 672 – Building Envelope Improvement - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $10,000.
  • 798 – Seasonal High Tunnel - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $8,900.
  • 441 – Irrigation System – Micro-Irrigation - Maximum funding limit for this practice is $1,200.

Additional information is available on the National NRCS EQIP website.