Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)
The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) helps farmers and ranchers repair damage to farmlands caused by natural disasters and put in place methods for water conservation during severe drought.
For land to qualify for ECP funds, the damage from the natural disaster or severe drought must create new conservation problems that if not dealt with would:
Further damage the land
Significantly affect the land’s productive capacity
Represent damage from a natural disaster unusual for the area (an exception to this is damage from wind erosion)
Be too costly to repair without Federal assistance in order to return the land to agricultural production
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USDT New Markets Tax Credit Program
U.S. Department of the Treasury
The NMTC Program attracts private capital into low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial intermediaries.