New Website: Where to Find Ohio NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program Information

Program Deadline November 14, 2022

We’re excited to showcase the new Ohio NRCS website, which, along with the national site, has been designed to support and enhance our mission by delivering relevant, timely, customer-focused information in an easy-to-navigate platform.

This transition comes at a time when many of you are looking for more information on Ohio’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application process, practices and project maps. You can find the FY 23 EQIP Funding Categories by clicking on the following links and scrolling to the bottom of the pages


Applications for EQIP are taken on a continuous basis, however, interested landowners are encouraged to contact their local NRCS service center prior to the November 14, 2022 signup deadline to be considered for funding in the current cycle. Applications received after the ranking date will be considered during the next funding cycle. Funding is provided through a competitive process.

Historically underserved producers are eligible for advance payments for all EQIP practices. This option provides historically underserved producers with funding up-front, for at least 50% of the payment rate for each practice. Historically underserved producers include producers who are beginning, socially disadvantaged, veteran, or limited resource.

To apply for EQIP, contact NRCS at your local USDA Service Center. Click Here to Find Your Local Service Center. 


Information courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture