Landusers may apply for EQIP at any time. Applications received by April 15, 2009, will be considered for this (federal fiscal year 2009) program year. Applications received after April 15, 2009, will be held until the next evaluation period.
EQIP applications are evaluated and ranked using criteria set forth by local work groups to determine which applications provide the best environmental benefits and address the resource concerns of their local area.
EQIP provides cost-share assistance to persons engaged in livestock or agricultural production on eligible land. Cost-share rates vary by practice. All conservation practices are subject to NRCS technical standards adapted for local conditions.
For applications selected for funding, an EQIP plan of operations will be developed with the landuser to identify appropriate conservation practices. EQIP practices in Kentucky include, but are not limited to, pipeline and watering facility, grassed waterway, diversion, forest stand improvement, and fencing.
Additional information may be found at http://www.ky.nrcs.usda.gov/programs. To apply for EQIP, or for more information, please contact your local NRCS or conservation district office at 253C Hopkinsville Road in Russellville or call 270-726-2618, ext. 3.