Natural resource benefits from using tunnel structures may include: improved plant quality, improved soil quality, and improved water quality through methods such as reduced nutrient and pesticide transport. During the pilot period, eligible agricultural producers may apply for EQIP financial assistance for high tunnels, but only for manufactured tunnels covering up to 2,178 square feet (approximately 30 ft x 72 ft) per farming operation. The high tunnel will have an expected practice life of 4 years. Applications for FY 2011 funding will be accepted until February 15, 2011.
The easiest way to apply is to go directly to the Colorado Field Service Center nearest you and an agent will assist you in applying the same day. Depending on the type of farm business you have you may need to provide your business start-up documents like Articles of Organization or Employer Identification Number approval letter. You can find your nearest service center by going to this link: