Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for Environmental Quality Incentives Program at your local USDA Service Center or conservation district office.
Landowners may apply for EQIP at any time. Applications received by Jan. 31, 2005, will be considered for this (FY2005) program year. Applications received after Jan. 31, 2005, will be until the next evaluation period.
EQIP applications are evaluated and ranked using qualifications set forth by local work groups to determine which applications provide the best environmental benefits and address the resource concerns in Kentucky.
EQIP allows cost-share assistance to persons engaged in livestock or agricultural production on eligible land. Cost-share rates vary by practice and range from 30 to 75 percent. Cost-share rates for beginning farmers and limited resource producers are 75 percent and 90 percent respectively for all practices.