Juan C. Hernandez, PR – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area acting director, reminds the farmers of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to sign-up for fiscal year 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding before Sept. 20 to address their natural resource concerns.
The program is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.
Through this program, Natural Resources Conservation Service helps farmers in PR and USVI to improve their agricultural production and environmental quality.
Applications are accepted year-round; however, NRCS sets application “cut-off” or submission deadlines to evaluate, rank and approve eligible applications. The following are the cut-off dates for fiscal year 2020:
EQIP FY 2020 cut-off date: Sept. 20, 2019
EQIP FY 2020 Evaluation and Ranking deadline: Jan. 24, 2020
EQIP FY 2020 Obligation deadline: June 12, 2020
For more information, follow the links below or contact the local Natural Resources Conservation Service office.
Caribbean Area Environmental Quality Incentives Program
NRCS Caribbean Area Home Page: www.pr.nrcs.usda.gov
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