United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Maine Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
08/16/19 - Applications accepted on a continuous basis until the deadline for all programs excluding the National Water Quality Initiative.
Grants to Maine agricultural and forest producers to improve environmental sustainability and address issues involving natural resources. Funding is intended to address the following areas of focus: improving water and air quality, ground and surface water conservation, reduced soil sedimentation and erosion, and enhancing or creating wildlife habitats.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program is a voluntary conservation program from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. It supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, agricultural producers may receive financial and technical help with structural and management conservation practices on agricultural land.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides financial assistance in the form of a fixed payment rate for each eligible practice and activity under contract. The payment rate will be the compensation for the program participant.
Higher priority will be given to applications that use cost-effective conservation practices, address national, state and local priority resource concerns, and provide long-lasting, environmental benefit.
Specific program subcategories:
- Conservation Activity Plans
- Irrigation Assistance Available Through EQIP
- On-Farm Energy Initiative
- Organic Agriculture Initiative
- High Tunnel Systems
- National Water Quality Initiative
- Working Lands for Wildlife
- Edge of Field Monitoring
For more information on each of these program areas, see the URL for Full Text link below.
GrantWatch ID#: 172712
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Susan Arrants, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Contact the local USDA Service Center:
Natural Resources Conservation Service
967 Illinois Avenue, Suite #3
Bangor, ME 04401