The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) wants to remind agricultural and forest producers in the state that signup for Fiscal Year 2024 statewide federal assistance opportunities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) runs until Friday, November 17, 2023.
This application ranking date announcement is for all general EQIP, special initiatives, as well as the IRA-funded Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry mitigation activities that address grazing, forestry, soil health and energy related resource concerns.
EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers and non-industrial forest managers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against drought and increasing weather volatility.
NRCS accepts applications for conservation programs year-round, but to be included in this funding batch, interested producers can apply at their local USDA Service Center by submitting a Conservation Program Application (NRCS-CPA-1200) by November 17, 2023.
For more information, contact NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.