NB_300_22_21 - NB 300-22-21 LTP – Guidance on Requesting ACEP-ALE Parcel Contract Modification or Payment for Enrollments Managed through ProTracts
NB 300-22-21 LTP – Guidance on Requesting ACEP-ALE Parcel Contract Modification or Payment for Enrollments Managed through ProTracts
National Bulletin: 300-22-21 Date: January 12, 2022
Subject: LTP – Guidance on Requesting Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Agricultural Land Easement (ACEP-ALE) Parcel Contract Modification or Payment for Enrollments Managed through ProTracts


 

Purpose.  To provide States with guidance on requesting ACEP-ALE parcel contract modifications or payments for enrollments managed through ProTracts.   

 

Expiration Date.  December 31, 2022

 

Background.  In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the ACEP-ALE program agreements and parcel contracts enrollments began management through ProTracts. The contract payment functionality was released in FY 2021 however defects were recently identified that have temporarily halted use through ProTracts. Additionally, the parcel substitution functionality is not yet available in Protracts at this time. This guidance provides States with the steps required to request a payment of a parcel contract outside of ProTracts or parcel substitution modification workflow.

 

Explanation.  Until further notice, requests for ACEP-ALE parcel contract modifications or payments must be submitted through the Program Activity Management Solutions (PAMS) SharePoint site at PAMS General Request. The PAMS request type must be “ProTracts ACEP-ALE Request” and the State must indicate the action needed, ProTracts parcel contract ID, type of modification or payment (advance or reimbursement), and date action is needed. The requests will be evaluated and steps will be provided for the individual action by the Easement Programs Division (EPD).

This is a temporary process until the parcel contracts can be fully processed through ProTracts.

 

Contact.  For questions related to this guidance, please contact Jerome Faulkner, National ACEP-ALE Program Manager, by email at jerome.faulkner@usda.gov.

 
 

 /s/

CLINTON EVANS
Acting Deputy Chief for Programs

 
 
 
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