NB_300_22_10 - NB 300-22-10 LTP – Documenting Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Stewardship Threshold Eligibility for FY 2022 CSP Renewal Applications
NB 300-22-10 LTP – Documenting Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Stewardship Threshold Eligibility for FY 2022 CSP Renewal Applications
National Bulletin: 300-22-10 Date: November 9, 2021
Subject: LTP – Documenting Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Stewardship Threshold Eligibility for FY 2022 CSP Renewal Applications


 

Purpose.  To provide State Conservationists and Directors of the Caribbean and Pacific Islands Areas with guidance for documenting the stewardship threshold eligibility (STE) for FY 2022 CSP renewal applications.   

 

Expiration Date.  September 30, 2022

 

Background.  The CSP regulation at 1470.26(b)(4) and policy in Title 440, Conservation Programs Manual, Part 530, Subpart Q, Section 530.302E(3) identify the STE requirements for renewal applicants. Additionally, States have used the CART CSP Renewal Report to document that the applicant meets STE.

 

Explanation.  NRCS is in the process of adjusting the CART CSP Renewal Report, but the revised report will not be available for the FY 2022 renewal evaluation and contract obligation period. The current report includes a series of questions applicable to each land use; however, neither regulation nor policy require that the applicant meet the renewal STE on each land use. An applicant must meet the STE at the operation level.

Until the updated report is available in CART to allow States to document that the applicant meets STE at the operational level, States may use the “CSP Renewal STE Summary” (attachment A) or an equivalent State process to document that the applicant meets the renewal STE. States are not required to answer the summary questions for each land use, as currently shown on the CART CSP Renewal Report.

 

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

 
 

 /s/

JIMMY BRAMBLETT
Deputy Chief for Programs

 
 
 Attachment A - CSP Renewal STE Summary
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