Rhode Island Farmers and Forest Landowners can Act Now for NRCS Funding!

Rhode Island NRCS is extending the application deadline for the EQIP-IRA Combustion System & Energy Initiative through the Act Now process to May 17th. https://bit.ly/3vELYNk

Act Now allows qualifying applications to be automatically approved and move forward in the process without waiting for all applications to be ranked during a given period.

NRCS-RI Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP-IRA) Fiscal Year 2024 applications in the ranking pools below will be streamlined:

  • IRA-EQIP Combustion System and Energy Initiative (60-point minimum ranking score)
    • Combustion System Improvement (CPS 372)
    • Pumping Plant (CPS 533)
    • Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation (CPS 374)
    • Energy Efficient Lighting System (CPS 670)
    • Energy Efficient Building Envelope (CPS 672)

Eligible applications will be batched and processed in the order they’re received, with selections made weekly. Applications eligible for the Act Now ranking pools above will be accepted on a continuous sign-up basis until May 17, 2024, or until funds have been expended.