Michigan Environmental Quality Incentives Program

General Program Description

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. It supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, farmers, ranchers, private forest land owners and Federally-recognized American Indian tribes may receive financial and technical assistance to implement structural and land management conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.

Applicants must:  

  • Control or own eligible land
  • Comply with adjusted gross income limitation (AGI)  provisions
  • Be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation requirements
  • Develop an NRCS EQIP plan of operations
  • Starting/implementing a conservation practice prior to written contract approval will result in the ineligibility of that practice for EQIP assistance


National Priorities, consistent with statutory resources concerns that include soil, water, wildlife, air quality, and related natural resource concerns, may be used in EQIP implementation

State priorities are developed annually from input from local workgroups based on county resource assessments and individual plans to address those local needs. A State Technical Committee comprised of representation from these local work groups, Tribal groups, commodity groups, and conservation partners advise NRCS on the implementation of EQIP.

  1. Fish and Wildlife Inadequate Habitat
  2. Degraded Plant Condition
  3. Soil Erosion
  4. Soil Quality Degradation
  5. Water Quality Degradation

Applying for EQIP

EQIP applications are accepted on a continuous basis, however, NRCS establishes application "cut-off" or submission deadline dates for evaluation, ranking and approval of eligible applications. EQIP is open to all eligible agricultural producers and submitted applications may be considered or evaluated in multiple funding pool opportunities.

Contact Michigan Environmental Quality Incentives Program

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Contact Michigan Environmental Quality Incentives Program

David L Lehnert
District Conservationist
3001 Coolidge Road, Suite 250
East Lansing, Michigan  48823
Phone: (517) 324-5282
Fax: 517-324-5171


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Michigan

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