NB_300_19_9 - NB 300-19-9 LTP – Guidance for Development of Fiscal Year 2020 Payment Schedules
NB 300-19-9 LTP – Guidance for Development of Fiscal Year 2020 Payment Schedules
National Bulletin: 300-19-9 Date: November 28, 2018 
Subject: LTP – Guidance for Development of Fiscal Year 2020 Payment Schedules


 
 
Purpose.  To provide State conservationists (STCs) with guidance for the completion of practice payment schedules for fiscal year (FY) 2020.  
 
Expiration Date.  December 31, 2019  
 
Background. NRCS has issued policy and provided support for the development of payment schedules as the foundation of conservation program financial assistance since FY 2009.  NRCS employees at every level of the organization are involved in the payment schedule development process.  

 

It is anticipated the FY 2020 State payment schedule costs lists will be posted on the national website and available to NRCS employees and producers by June 1, 2019.  To accomplish this goal, everyone must reach established milestones.     

 
Explanation. There are several critical milestones specific to States: 

 

  • Payment schedule rollout teleconference and the Payment Schedule Application (PSA) tool opens to States—December 6, 2018

  • Deadline for new component and component cost reconsideration requests—February 1, 2019

  • Deadline for entering regional scenario requests in PSA—March 1, 2019

  • Deadline for State payment schedule (i.e., cost list) development in PSA—May 3, 2019

A comprehensive list of all payment schedule process milestones, including rollout and training dates, are identified in attachment A.

 

Attachment B provides commonly used links for national and State scenario managers and technical leads to use in emailing the core team with questions and locating the payment schedule SharePoint for information and training.  

 
Contact.  For questions about this process, please contact Sheila Scott-Boykin, payment schedule coordinator, at Payment_Schedule_Core_Team@ftw.usda.gov.
 
 

 /s/

JAMES E. TILLMAN, SR.

Acting Associate Chief for Conservation 

 

Attachment A - Payment Schedule 2020 Milestones

Attachment B – Core Team Contact and SharePoint Link

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