NB_440_19_14 - NB 440-19-14 PGM – Guidance for Submitting FAPD Financial and Technical Assistance Requests for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019
NB 440-19-14 PGM – Guidance for Submitting FAPD Financial and Technical Assistance Requests for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019
National Bulletin: 440-19-14      Date: April 5, 2019
Subject: PGM – Guidance for Submitting FAPD Financial and Technical Assistance Requests for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019


Action Required By: May 10, 2019, and June 28, 2019
 
Purpose.  To provide State conservationists (STCs) and directors with guidance for submitting program financial assistance needs for the consideration during the 2019 fiscal year.   
 
Expiration Date.  September 30, 2019
 
Background.  Each fiscal year, National Headquarters (NHQ) evaluates the status of Financial Assistance (FA) Program obligations and considers additional FA and technical assistance (TA) funding needs.
 
Explanation.  States have two main “Funds Assessment” periods to request additional funds or return funds for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) General, EQIP-Initiatives, Agriculture Management Assistance (AMA), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) General, CSP-Landscape Conservation Initiative (LCI) and CSP – Grassland Conservation Initiative (GCI). States must submit their FA and TA requests and returns by entering data into the FAPD SharePoint funds assessment.

When returning FA funds the appropriate amount of TA must be returned. Any unused national or landscape initiative funds, including disaster funds, must be returned to NHQ for redistribution.

Follow the data entry descriptions within the tracking item and use the attached guidance.

Data must be entered for each program by—
• May 10, 2019.
• June 28, 2019.

Further guidance will be announced later in the fiscal year for how frequently future fund requests will be assessed, such as for CSP.  
 
Contact.  Questions regarding this bulletin should be directed to the FAPD SharePoint site program questions.
 
 

 /s/

JIMMY BRAMBLETT
Deputy Chief for Programs

 
 
Attachment A – FAPD Funds Assessment Data Input Guide
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