Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)

The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land. Through WHIP, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provides both technical assistance and up to 75 percent cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat. WHIP agreements between USDA-NRCS and the participant generally last from 5 to 10 years from the date the agreement is signed.
The Continuous Conservation Reserves Program (CCRP) allows landowners to enroll eligible acres into a 10 to 15 year program to help address water quality concerns. The incentives for this program include:  annual rental payments, bonuses, maintenance fees and cost-share for conservation practices.


Continuous Conservation Reserves Program (CCRP)


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

The EQIP program provides technical, financial and educational assistance to landowners. The target audience for this program is primarily livestock producers who have natural resource concerns that can be addressed through the implementation of soil and water management practices.
The state funded cost-share program offers landowners an opportunity for assistance with soil erosion and water quality problems. More than 20 best management practices are eligible for cost-share at rate of 50 percent and above.

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Kentucky State Cost-Share Program