The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) announced funding is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for those impacted by Oregon’s recent wildfires. Application deadlines are October 30, 2020 and December 30, 2020.

Through EQIP, Oregon Wildfire Emergency Stabilization funding will support the immediate response to the recent catastrophic fires by addressing degraded plant conditions, wind and water erosion, and loss of sediment, nutrient, and pathogens.

“Rapid response is key after a high intensity wildfire,” said NRCS Oregon’s Acting State Conservationist Jason Jeans. “This emergency funding allows us to quickly support landowners impacted by recent wildfires and address immediate resource needs.”

Funding through EQIP’s Wildfire Emergency Stabilization is spilt into two pools: Eastern Oregon and Western Oregon. Both funding pools have phased application deadlines with the application cut-offs on October 30 and December 30. Applicants can apply for funding through Farmers.gov.

Follow the links below to learn more about the two funding pools:

About the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultu