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16 Montgomery Co EQIP

Montgomery County 2016 EQIP Program
Executive Summary

The USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montgomery County, Alabama, will hold a signup for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2016 Fiscal Year. This signup will be held on a continuous basis.

Any eligible landuser who has a resource concern or problem on pastureland, cropland, hayland, or forestland may apply for assistance through this program.

Applications may be made in person at:

USDA-NRCS
Montgomery County USDA Service Center
4121 Carmichael Road, Suite 201
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone:  334-279-3579
Contact:  District Conservationist

The USDA work group has prioritized the resource concerns in Montgomery County as:

  1. Grazing Land
  2. Forest Health and Wildlife
  3. Soil Quality/Erosion Control
  4.  Water Quality/Animal Waste
  5. Irrigation Water Management

All applications will be ranked using an environmental benefits worksheet (ranking form below) and approvals will be given to those applications that will provide the greatest environmental benefits, i.e. those receiving the most environmental points.

Contracts will be developed for approved applications in order of descending environmental points, until all funds are obligated. Any applications filed later than October 16th 2015 will be considered in the next pool of funding (if additional funds become available).

Eligible practices, cost-share rates, and restrictions are the same as in Alabama NRCS state approved EQIP Practice and Payment Schedule.

Limited Resource Farmers, New and Beginning Farmers, and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers will be paid at an increased payment rate.

Additional information is available at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/