NB_300_21_17 - NB 300-21-17 LTP – Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), CSP-Grassland Conservation Initiative (GCI), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and 2018
NB 300-21-17 LTP – Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), CSP-Grassland Conservation Initiative (GCI), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and 2018
National Bulletin: 300-21-17 Date: February 22, 2021
Subject: LTP – Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), CSP-Grassland Conservation Initiative (GCI), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and 2018 Farm Bill Regional Conservationist Partnership Program (RCPP)-Land Management and Rental Contract Appendix to Form NRCS-CPA-1202, “Conservation Program Contract”


 
Purpose.   To transmit contract appendices for AMA, CSP, CSP-GCI, EQIP, and 2018 Farm Bill RCPP Land Management and Rental contracts.   
 
Expiration Date.   February 18, 2022
 
Background.   The contract appendix outlines the terms and conditions to which the participant is bound. Per policy in Title 440, Conservation Programs Manual (CPM), Part 530, Section 530.41, participants receiving a share of the contract payment must sign the contract appendix.
 

Explanation.   Minor updates were made to the existing appendices and a new appendix was developed for RCPP Land Management and Rental contracts.

The updated contract appendices will not be generated when Form NRCS-CPA-1202, “Conservation Program Contract,” is printed from ProTracts. The contract appendices are provided with this NB as Attachment A, “AMA Contract Appendix”; Attachment B, “CSP Contract Appendix”; Attachment C, “CSP-GCI Contract Appendix”; Attachment D, “EQIP Contract Appendix”; and Attachment E, “RCPP Land Management and Rental Appendix” to obtain participant signatures at the same time Form NRCS-CPA-1202 is signed according to 440-CPM-530-530.41. A copy of the signed contract appendix must be provided to the participant and maintained in the electronic case file according to 440-CPM-530-530.42.

It is not necessary for field offices to obtain new signatures on contract documents already signed, but not yet obligated. States must use the attached updated appendices for all newly approved applications.

Notes:
• The CSP and EQIP appendices support new RCPP-CSP and RCPP-EQIP contracts developed under the 2014 Farm Bill RCPP partnership agreement.
• RCPP Land Management and Rental contracts obligated under the 2018 Farm Bill program rules must use the appendix in Attachment E.
• States must not edit the contract appendices distributed through this bulletin.
• A separate EQIP Incentives Program appendix will be available at a later time.

 
Contact.   Questions about this bulletin should be directed through the appropriate State contact to the Financial Assistance Programs Division SharePoint.
 
 

 /s/

JIMMY BRAMBLETT
Deputy Chief for Programs 
 

Attachment A - AMA Contract Appendix

Attachment B - CSP Contract Appendix (Supports Classic, Renewals, and RCPP-CSP)

Attachment C - CSP-GCI Appendix

Attachment D - EQIP Contract Appendix (Supports Classic and RCPP-EQIP)

Attachment E - RCPP Land Management and Rental Appendix (Supports only 2018 Farm Bill RCPP Agreements)

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