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Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Grants to Delaware Farmers, Forestland Owners, and Tribes
for Activities to Address Resource Conservation on Farmland

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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Grants and technical assistance to Delaware agricultural producers, private forestland owners, and Tribes to implement conservation planning activities, practices, and other activities that address concerns about natural resources on farmland. Veterans, Indian tribes, farmers with limited resources, and socially disadvantaged and beginning farmers are eligible for an increased payment rate and may receive advanced payment.

EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, or improved or created wildlife habitat.

State Priorities:

  1. Reduction of non-point source pollutants including nutrients, sediment, and pesticides in impaired watersheds consistent with TMDL’s as well as the reduction of groundwater contamination.
    • Agricultural Waste Management Systems - Nutrients, Sediments
    • Integrated Crop Management Systems - Nutrients, Pesticides
    • Planned Grazing Management Systems - Nutrients, Sediments
  2. Conservation of ground and surface water resources
    • Irrigation Water Management Systems - Water conservation
  3. Reduction of emissions such as particulate matter and volatile organic compounds that contribute to air quality impairment.
    • Agricultural Waste Management Systems - Volatile organic compounds
    • Poultry House Windbreak Management Systems - Particulate matter
  4. Reduction in soil erosion and sedimentation from erodible land.
    • Erosion Control Systems - Sediments
  5. Promotion of at-risk species habitat recovery
    • Biodiversity Management Systems - Habitat recovery

For a list of National Priorities, see the URL for Full Text link below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182673

Estimated Size of Grant:

Payment limitations are set at $450,000 with no ability to waive.

Term of Contract:

Contracts can last up to ten years in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Agricultural producers and owners of non-industrial private forestland and Tribes are eligible to apply for EQIP. Eligible land includes cropland, rangeland, pastureland, non-industrial private forestland, and other farm or ranch lands.

Socially disadvantaged, beginning and limited resource farmers, Indian tribes, and veterans are eligible for an increased payment rate and may receive an advance payment of up to 50 percent to purchase materials and services needed to implement conservation practices included in their EQIP contract.

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Pre-Application Information:

Application cutoff dates are scheduled for the first Friday of each month until May 7, 2021.

Visit your local USDA Service Center to apply or visit NRCS will help eligible producers develop an EQIP plan of operations, which will become the basis of the EQIP contract.

Applicants must establish farm records with the appropriate USDA Service Center Agency prior to submitting the application.

Please note that the entity-applicants must obtain a DUNS number, register it under the legal business name which matches the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records for the applicable EIN, and such legal business name must match the name identified above as the applicant requesting participation in the named program. If your entity does not have a DUNS number, information is available at To register with SAM, go to

Payments are made to participants after conservation practices and activities identified in an EQIP plan of operations are implemented.

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Information about participant and land eligibility for EQIP:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Staff Contact: Brooke Jones, Farm Bill Specialist
Phone: (302) 362-7075

Delaware Local USDA Service Centers
New Castle Service Center Newark, Delaware
New Castle County Agricultural Center
2430 Old County Road
Newark, Delaware 19702
Phone:302-832-3100 FAX:302-834-0783

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