NB_300_21_22 - NB 300-21-22 LTP – FY 2021 Unfunded CSP Renewal Applications
NB 300-21-22 LTP – FY 2021 Unfunded CSP Renewal Applications
National Bulletin: 300-21-22   Date: March 17, 2021 
Subject: LTP – FY 2021 Unfunded CSP Renewal Applications


  
 
Purpose.   To provide State Conservationists (STCs) and Directors of the Caribbean and Pacific Island Areas information for addressing unfunded FY 2021 CSP renewal requests applications and provide States with the CSP Unfunded Renewal Notification template letter for notifying these applicants.    
 
Expiration Date.   September 30, 2021  
 
Background.   The CSP regulation allows current CSP participants to apply and compete for a renewal contract. The CSP final rule included a change stating that participants who fail to enter into a renewal contract at the end of their five-year contract period will be ineligible to enter into a new CSP contract for two years following expiration of their existing contract. The Chief provided a waiver to this provision for the FY 2021 renewal applicants in NB 300-21-4.
      
 
Explanation.   This bulletin provides a template letter (Attachment A, “CSP Unfunded Renewal Notification Letter”) for States to notify unfunded participants of their status and provide the opportunity to request NRCS consider their renewal application in the FY 2021 CSP classic signup period.  Unfunded renewal applicants requesting consideration in the FY 2021 classic signup do not need to sign a new NRCS-CPA-1200, “Conservation Program Application.”

 

Required Actions. States must take the following actions for unfunded renewal applications.

• Notify the renewal applicant that NRCS was unable to fund their application using the template letter provided with this bulletin (Attachment A) or equivalent.

• If participant requests consideration in the FY 2021 CSP classic signup, NRCS will—

1. Indicate on the NRCS-CPA-1200 that the participant requested NRCS consider their unfunded CSP renewal application in the FY 2021 CSP classic signup.

2. Change the signup in the ProTracts application from “CSP 2018-2021-1 Renewal” to “CSP 2021-1”

Note:  The ProTracts application status must be “Pending” or “Eligible” to change the signup number.

3. Adjust any planned activities in the CART assessment.

4. Rank the application in all applicable CART ranking pools.

• If a participant requests cancellation of their application or fails to respond to NRCS notifications by the date identified in the letter, the Field Office will change the application status in ProTracts to “Canceled.”    

 
Contact.   Direct questions about this bulletin to the appropriate State contact at the FAPD SharePoint site
 
 

 /s/

JIMMY BRAMBLETT
Deputy Chief for Programs
 
Attachment A – FY 2021 CSP Unfunded Renewal Notification template letter     
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