NRCS Colorado Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) was reauthorized
in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill) to
provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that
promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible
national goals. EQIP offers financial and technical help to assist
eligible participants install or implement structural and management
practices on eligible agricultural land. Additional information about
this environmental improvement program can be found on the
NRCS National Website.
Or contact NRCS at your local
USDA Service Center.
General EQIP Sign-up Information On-Line
NRCS accepts applications on an ongoing basis.
There will be two application periods in 2013. The first application
period ended February 15, 2013. The second application period will end
April 19, 2013. Interested applicants should contact the local NRCS
Field Office for assistance on completing the program application and
associated conservation plan development.
EQIP sign-up information is available online. On
the Colorado Watershed Map, click on the geographic area where your farm
or ranching interest is located. This will take you to the application
information for that area, the ranking criteria used to evaluate your
application, and a link to Applications for the EQIP program -
Colorado Watershed Map
Click on your geographic area for more EQIP information
The above Colorado Watershed Map shows the following 10 watershed areas in Colorado:
2013 National Water Quality Initiative
Additional information about program can be found at NRCS at your local