Ag Water Quality Initiative

National Water Quality Initiative

Through the National Water Quality Initiative, NRCS has made $35 million in financial assistance available to address water quality issues across the country. Farmers and Ranchers can apply for funds to implement conservation practices to improve water quality.

The 2013 Water Quality Initiative has targeted 165 watersheds across the U.S. Eligible projects include those that work to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment and pathogen contributions from agricultural land.

For 2013, Georgia's Priority Watersheds are:      

Upper Piscola Creek - HUC 031102030701

Lower Deep Creek - HUC 031102020205

Middle Piscola Creek - HUC 031102030702

Lower Piscola Creek - HUC 031102030703                                                    

NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous basis throughout the year. Check with your local NRCS office to see if you are located in a selected watershed.