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Benefit Details
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Agriculture

Program Description

The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) provides both technical assistance and up to 75 percent cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat on private agricultural land, nonindustrial private forestland, and Indian land. WHIP agreements generally last from 5 to 10 years from the date the agreement is signed. Publicland is ineligible for WHIP.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must own or control land that may be restorable and suitable for wildlife.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply, contact your state's Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program Coordinator:

Program Contact Information

For more information about the WHIP program, visit:
Or call: 202-720-9358