Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

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Agency NameNatural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS)
Affiliationfederal government
Web Sitehttp://www.fl.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/flwhip.html
Project Annual Funding Level varies
Range of Funding (Landowner) up to $35,000
Criteria for funding project Non-industrial private landowners are eligible.
Geographic Coverage AreaAll counties in Florida.
Description of ProgramWHIP is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land.
When are landowner applications accepted?Continuous throughout the year. Batching period usually ends at the end of October each year. *Check your local NRCS office for more accurate application dates.
Match Required?Yes 25% non-federal match
Target Invasive Species?All federal or state listed invasive species
Any other Requirements or Eligibility?Non-federal lands (private, state, municipal or tribal lands) or federal lands when primary benefit is on associated non-federal lands on a limited basis. Must meet HEL/WC (highly erodible lands/wetland compliance) and AGI (adjusted gross income) requirements. 20 acre minimum.
Agreement RequiredYes 1 to 10 years
Permanent Contact PersonKenneth Morgan
Contact number352-338-9545
e-mail addresskenneth.morgan@fl.usda.gov
contacted last2013-07-09 00:00:00.0