ProTracts & CSP Contract Development. Training Delivered on the National recorded CSP teleconference Mary Grande. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Topics. Generating contract items Payment Limitations Field verification and CMT. Access to CMT.
Training Delivered on the National recorded CSP teleconference
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer
There are now two application statuses that can access CMT:
Supplemental Payment for Resource Conserving Crop Rotation paid per acre instead of conservation performance points Acres x payment rate.
A. Person or Legal Entity Limitations
(1) Regardless of the number of contracts entered into under the program, a person or legal entity may not receive, directly or indirectly, payments that, in the aggregate, exceed:
(i) $40,000 during any fiscal year for all conservation stewardship contracts entered into, and
(ii) $200,000 for all conservation stewardship contracts entered into during any 5-year period
(2) The above limitations exclude funding arrangements with federally recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native corporations as described in CPM 440, Part 508, Section 508.95(C).
B. Contract Limitation
Each conservation stewardship contract will be limited to $200,000 over the life of the contract.Step 5: Review Contract Items
This report will show projected annual payments for a contract. To see cross contract projected amounts, enter and search based on the participants tax id.
APL cap shows the amount that can be paid for that item to keep annual payments at $40,000 per participant.
Where corrections are determined during contract item reviews the items can be deleted.
Deletion clears the payment amount and deletes the contract items.
Application Cost is now zero
Items are removed.
Using the Refresh button above AGI eligible cost will refresh balance to zero..
“deletion of all contract items” -->Does the same thing as the Delete Button.
Requires items to be generated again from the payment rate screen.
Select Ok to continue to CMT or select Cancel.
Even if CMT is accessed with no changes made, will need to use the generate button again to re-create the contract items.
Eligibility Controls by Business Process contract item. Acres of the land use (from CMT) are displayed.
Manage Contracts obligation status set to pending.
Manage Contracts obligation status set to Accepted following successful obligation review.
Note: For CSP the Regional Conservationists do not Sign Contracts that exceed $150,000
Contract amount is for the life of contract. Item cost is the amount for the first year that is being obligated.