Applications Available for ACT NOW Conservation Funding

Share

The Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a new statewide funding opportunity for farmers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This opportunity opens up $12 million to farmers through the ACT NOW Program for five conservation management practices: conservation crop rotation, cover crop, no-till, reduced tillage, and nutrient management.

Applications for these funds are currently open through January 26th. Local NRCS District Conservationist Cathy Froelich says while most programs take several months to go through the fund allocation process, the ACT NOW funding process will have a shorter turnaround time.

“Once we rank your application, if it meets the cutoff that Illinois establishes then you’re funded within a couple of weeks. Right now, we’re taking applications till January 26,” said Froelich. “The first cut-off will be January 5, obligation will be February 2, so you could tell it’s a pretty quick turnaround.”

The Illinois NRCS will make funding decisions every two weeks as funds are available. For more information on the ACT NOW program or other conservation programs through NRCS, you can call any of your local NRCS offices.

Monmouth: 309-734-9308 Extension 3;
Stronghurst: 309- 924-1167 Extension 3;
Galesburg: 309-342-5138 Extension 3

Spread the word

Trending Now

Featured News Podcasts

Subscribe to our Community Newsletter

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Prairie Communications, 55 Public Square, Monmouth, IL, 61462, https://977wmoi.com/. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Choose a Category

Continue Reading

Honor Guard Schedule

Memorial Day Honor Guard Schedule for Sunday, May 26th 2024 10: 15 Gerlaw Cemetery 10:40 Mosher Cemetery 11:00 Memorial Park 11:15 Monmouth Cemetery 11:30 Catholic St Mary’s Cemetery Noon Lenox

Man Charged in Knox Co. Burglaries

A man face charges following multiple burglaries in the Knox County area. Steven Strickland was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into multiple storage unit burglaries throughout the Knox and Warren

Take the Time to Prioritize Self-Care

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at Bridgeway, Stacy Brown, explains signs to recognize when someone may need to seek services: “We see each