NRCS announces application cutoff date for 2019 state and national EQIP enrollment

Submit your paperwork by Friday, October 19

RBC | Colorado landowners have until Friday, Oct. 19 to submit an application for enrollment into the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Eligible applications received after the cutoff period may be considered during a later time and will be processed throughout the fiscal year as needed. Applications are accepted at all Colorado NRCS offices and USDA Service Centers. To locate an office near you please visit and select the CONTACT US link.

EQIP provides voluntary financial assistance for conservation systems. This sign up deadline is only for the selected national and state initiatives which include: Air Quality Initiative; High Tunnel; National Water Quality Initiative; Ogallala Aquifer Initiative; On-Farm Energy; Organic Initiative; Strikeforce; WLFW (Working Lands For Wildlife) Cutthroat Trout; WLFW Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative; WLFW Sage Grouse Initiative, WLFW Southwestern Willow Flycatcher; Disaster Relief Funding (2018 wildfires); and Conservation Activity Plan.

The NRCS office that services Rio Blanco County, is located at 351 Seventh St., Meeker, Colo., 81641.

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. To find out more information about this particular EQIP sign-up please visit and select the last “In the News” article link or contact Kendall Smith at 970-329-3156.

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