Environmental Quality Incentives Program
U. S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
ou have decided you want to apply for the 2008
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
EQIP is a continuous sign-up program that allows landowners or operators to
apply for financial and technical assistance for specific conservation practices.
Contact the service center in the county in which you own land. Before
applying, producers need to read the details of the EQIP Program.
To apply, applicants must complete a CCC-1200 Conservation Program
Application/Contract and submit to your local NRCS office.
Since sign-up is an on-going process, there may be more than one
window of opportunity to apply for funding.
If a producer applies after close of a funding period, the applica-
tion will automatically be deferred to the next funding period.
Determining Eligibility - Producers Responsibilities
In order to be eligible to participate in EQIP, the applicant must be determined
to be an eligible producer by NRCS.
Provide social security number or tax identification number.
Submit proof of agricultural production.
Provide proof of ownership or control of the land to be enrolled in
the EQIP program.
If the land is leased, the landowner or lessee will provide the
lease along with the deed.
If a current producer wishes to enroll in another county, the
information in the data base will be added to the new county at
your request. Contact FSA in the new county and request the FSA
staff to transfer the original information to the data base using a
Submit to your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office:
CCC-526 - Adjusted Gross Income Form.
If the producer is a corporation or joint venture/application, a
CCC-501A - Entity and Joint Operation information must be filed to
determine payment eligibility.
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