2011 Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The purposes of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are to promote agricultural production, forest management, and environmental quality as compatible goals; optimize environmental benefits; and help farmers and ranchers meet Federal, State, Tribal, and local environmental regulations.
Through EQIP, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, and non-industrial private forest land owners who face threats to soil, water, and air quality; wildlife habitat; surface and groundwater conservation; energy conservation; and related natural resources on their land.
Flood Damage Recovery Assistance through EQIP
The application period for flood recovery assistance through the
current EQIP is September 15, 2011 to November 15, 2011.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program is open to agricultural producers engaged in livestock production, including forestry, or owners of agricultural lands, non-industrial private forest lands, or other lands on which agricultural products, livestock, or forest-related products are produced and natural resource concerns may be addressed.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Cutoff dates will be established to allow for ranking, prioritization, and selection of applications for funding.
Eligible applicants may apply for EQIP by completing an application, form NRCS-CPA-1200 and appendix at any USDA Service Center by phone, email, fax, or letter.
How EQIP Works in Montana
Prior-Year EQIP (Archives)
Links to Other Useful Documents
If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Kris Berg at 406-587-6849.
The following documents require
For More Information
Kris Berg, Program Specialist
Tim Ouellette, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Last Modified: 12/09/2011