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Conservation Stewardship Program - Participant Control of Land

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Natural Resources Conservation Service
We determined whether the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) ensured that Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) participants maintained control of land enrolled in CSP contracts.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Issue guidance informing States and field offices of documentation requirements for annual contract reviews using updated forms for verifying control of land.

Train State, area, and field offices on the changes to the manual and payment review checklist related to documenting control of land reviews.

Conduct a review to ensure that field offices are following the newly issued guidance and properly completing the updated forms to fully document the annual contract reviews.