Iowa Environmental Quality Incentives Programlast updated: December 2016

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. This program is available to farmers and offers financial and technical assistance to install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.

Each district conservationist working with a local work group has established local resource concerns, practices, and an application ranking process to prioritize applications for funding. Applications for EQIP are accepted on a continuous basis. However, each locality has a cutoff date for ranking applications, the first of which is Oct. 21, 2016 for fiscal year 2017 applications. A second statewide cutoff date to rank additional new 2017 applications has been established for March 17, 2017. NRCS may establish local, minimum ranking cutoff levels for funding selection. Click theLink to County EQIP Information for details on the county EQIP information.

Contact Iowa Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Contact Iowa Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Paul Goldsmith
Iowa NRCS State Office
210 Walnut
693 Federal Building
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
Phone: 515-284-4353
Fax: 515-284-4394


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Statewide Program in:
  • Iowa

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