NB_300_19_5 - NB 300-19-5 LTP – Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) – FY 2019 Funding
NB 300-19-5 LTP – Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) – FY 2019 Funding
National Bulletin: 300-19-5 Date: November 8, 2018
Subject: LTP – Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) – FY 2019 Funding


Action Required By:  September 30, 2019
 
Purpose.  To provide guidance on the obligation of fiscal year (FY) 2019 AMA funding and to complete the contracted practices within this fiscal year for all active AMA contracts.   
 
Expiration Date.  September 30, 2019
 

Background.  The funding of the AMA Program is not subject to the FY 2019 Continuing Resolution Act of 2019 signed on September 28, 2018. The CR provides short-term funding through December 7, 2018.

AMA funds for FY 2019 were apportioned by the Office of Management and Budget on September 25, 2018.

AMA States will be able to continue to provide any AMA-related conservation assistance, such as survey and design, field certification of implemented practices, and processing of payments for practices.

 

Explanation.  State allocations of AMA financial and technical assistance for FY 2019 are attached.

As in prior fiscal years, allocated financial assistance funds are available for new contract obligations through FY 2019. Technical assistance allocations are provided to assist States in addressing workload planned in FY 2019 and earlier. States must address remaining prior-year planned practices appropriately, ensuring necessary contract modifications follow program policy.

 
Contact.  If you have questions, contact Dave Mason, AMA Program manager, at (202) 260-9232 or dave.mason@wdc.usda.gov.
 
 

 /s/

JIMMY BRAMBLETT
Deputy Chief for Programs

 
 
Attachment - AMA FY 2019 allocations
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