The EQIP Bridge Loan was created to support farmer and rancher access to the EQIP program by lessening the burden of the EQIP reimbursement process.
The NRCS EQIP Program is for growers to help build infrastructure to support their conservation efforts including financial resources for cover crops, high tunnels, fencing, water catchment, and renewable energy production.
These programs are reimbursement based, so participants in EQIP must front the capital to access these programs. Once the project is completed and inspected, farmers are then paid back. FI's EQIP Bridge Loan covers the cost of EQIP projects up front to smooth cashflow for growers.
Overview of how it works