According to a press release the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications in 30 counties across Texas as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) efforts supported by the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV) – Grassland Restoration Incentives Program (GRIP) Partnership.
This special RCPP-GRIP EQIP initiative is open to production acreage applicants in 30 approved Texas counties that represent high priority opportunity areas for bird and other wildlife conservation efforts. The counties are: Archer, Austin, Baylor, Callahan, Clay, Colorado, Delta, Dewitt, Edwards, Ellis, Fayette, Fannin, Gonzales, Hunt, Karnes, Kinney, Lamar, Lavaca, Montague, Navarro, Real, Red River, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Washington, Wilson and Wise counties.
The application deadline is August 24, 2018.
For more information visit www.tx.nrcs.gov and look for EQIP under Farm Bill Programs; contact a local USDA service center or visit http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted