NRCS Conservation Programs

Conservation Security Program (CSP)

The Conservation Security Program (CSP) was a voluntary program that provided financial and technical assistance to promote the conservation and improvement of soil, water, air, energy, plant and animal life, and other conservation purposes on working lands. Working lands included cropland, grassland, prairie land, improved pasture, and range land, as well as forested land that was an incidental part of an agriculture operation. The program was available in all 50 States, the Caribbean Area and the Pacific Basin area. The program provided equitable access to benefits to all producers, regardless of size of operation, crops produced, or geographic location. While authorization for the program ended in 2008, active contracts can receive payments through 2017.

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Financial Information: Total Obligations | Technical Assistance | Financial Assistance


Financial Information

The Financial Information section presents data from the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer's Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI) system and its predecessor, the Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS). The Financial Information presented here is Total Obligations which the Government Accountability Office defines as binding agreements (orders placed, contracts awarded, services rendered, etc.) that will result in outlays, immediately or in the future. Before obligations can be incurred, budgetary resources must be made available by Congress. The obligations displayed for each year are the total obligations reported as of the end of each fiscal year. Subsequent adjustments after the close of the fiscal year are not included.

There are two categories of Total Obligations presented below:

  • Technical Assistance (TA) Obligations refer to the scientific expertise, natural resource data, tools, and technology that USDA NRCS personnel provide to help producers, landowners, and communities develop conservation plans and implement conservation practices to solve natural resource problems at the field, operation, or larger landscape scales. NRCS is the lead agency for providing technical assistance for USDA.
  • Financial Assistance (FA) Obligations refer to the commitment of funds to contracts for payments that will be made to program participants for conservation activities, which can provide both on-site and off-site conservation benefits.
This program does not include Reimbursable funds.

Total Obligations, by Fiscal Year and Type
CSP Total Obligations, by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2009 2010 2011 2012
Alabama $2,225.2
$1,777.2
$1,376.7
$1,167.8
Alaska $25.8
$23.0
$51.4
$18.6
Arizona $328.7
$279.9
$260.0
$167.2
Arkansas $11,431.5
$8,173.9
$5,894.1
$5,786.8
California $6,628.7
$4,746.0
$3,893.8
$3,501.4
Caribbean $222.9
$161.7
$85.5
$52.7
Colorado $4,932.8
$3,717.3
$3,131.4
$2,646.9
Connecticut $65.0
$47.9
$63.2
$38.1
Delaware $1,159.8
$792.3
$480.7
$385.5
Florida $173.3
$24.9
$108.7

Georgia $4,507.9
$2,937.5
$2,555.8
$2,273.6
Hawaii/Pacific $426.9
$388.6
$363.1
$368.2
Idaho $13,498.6
$12,117.6
$11,170.6
$10,771.3
Illinois $8,877.5
$7,712.9
$6,904.1
$6,763.5
Indiana $8,429.2
$6,780.8
$5,859.9
$5,735.0
Iowa $22,553.1
$18,772.8
$17,577.4
$17,531.1
Kansas $10,240.2
$7,758.2
$7,102.6
$6,343.3
Kentucky $884.0
$588.1
$341.8
$322.2
Louisiana $319.4
$188.1
$250.5
$214.0
Maine $730.8
$648.6
$600.8
$573.9
Maryland $5,590.6
$3,590.9
$2,452.6
$2,111.4
Massachusetts $38.1
$25.9
$62.5
$33.3
Michigan $8,103.9
$6,551.0
$5,304.9
$4,868.1
Minnesota $8,186.6
$5,114.3
$5,064.4
$4,720.1
Mississippi $660.2
$346.3
$318.6
$261.1
Missouri $29,533.4
$24,672.5
$23,032.5
$21,983.9
Montana $11,645.4
$9,822.8
$8,661.4
$8,337.4
Nebraska $14,414.9
$10,624.1
$8,922.0
$8,376.1
Nevada $402.2
$258.2
$236.1
$221.4
New Hampshire $15.4
$1.7
$25.5
$3.2
New Jersey $176.1
$131.6
$120.4
$102.6
New Mexico $1,333.1
$1,121.4
$1,077.4
$1,023.6
New York $1,599.5
$1,114.3
$830.2
$727.3
North Carolina $1,396.5
$849.1
$867.8
$730.7
North Dakota $9,640.0
$7,808.0
$7,320.4
$6,664.3
Ohio $16,774.3
$14,616.2
$12,673.9
$12,411.3
Oklahoma $6,082.6
$4,774.1
$3,942.8
$3,549.3
Oregon $23,950.4
$21,942.2
$20,127.4
$19,856.1
Pennsylvania $2,004.1
$1,511.3
$1,272.1
$1,189.3
Rhode Island $32.2
$23.2
$38.5
$15.7
South Carolina $2,726.9
$2,149.9
$1,972.3
$1,721.3
South Dakota $3,996.1
$3,361.1
$2,430.7
$2,264.9
Tennessee $1,707.3
$1,411.6
$1,097.5
$839.1
Texas $2,122.8
$1,423.8
$1,309.3
$1,093.5
Utah $3,552.3
$2,801.6
$2,450.8
$2,219.6
Vermont $69.6
$50.3
$75.4
$47.5
Virginia $1,433.1
$773.8
$803.1
$770.0
Washington $6,357.5
$5,626.4
$5,252.5
$5,230.8
West Virginia $337.6
$269.6
$280.8
$277.9
Wisconsin $5,431.4
$4,488.4
$4,258.8
$3,909.0
Wyoming $2,389.0
$2,020.6
$1,890.1
$1,786.3
Other $6,640.3
$5,256.0
$6,625.9
$6,037.8
Total $276,004.5
$222,169.4
$198,870.5
$188,044.9
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2012 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI), April 2013;
2009-2011 data from Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS), December 2011.
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

CSP Technical Assistance Obligations,
by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2009 2010 2011 2012
Alabama $192.6
$142.6
$170.7
$118.6
Alaska $2.5
$1.8
$34.7
$3.1
Arizona $27.9
$22.1
$72.8
$12.8
Arkansas $956.7
$650.1
$321.6
$526.6
California $623.4
$392.0
$353.8
$364.2
Caribbean $19.4
$10.0
$41.9
$8.8
Colorado $433.6
$284.4
$362.7
$202.1
Connecticut $5.6
$3.9
$28.3
$9.3
Delaware $89.9
$60.9
$67.7
$35.9
Florida $14.8
$2.0
$97.7

Georgia $381.7
$237.4
$281.4
$159.1
Hawaii/Pacific $28.6
$30.1
$61.3
$77.2
Idaho $1,156.3
$960.3
$626.1
$575.2
Illinois $758.6
$597.6
$307.1
$416.2
Indiana $722.1
$549.7
$241.4
$260.8
Iowa $1,521.8
$1,093.1
$523.1
$888.7
Kansas $950.3
$622.8
$696.4
$430.7
Kentucky $76.4
$48.5
$74.6
$77.2
Louisiana $27.2
$15.2
$97.4
$61.0
Maine $62.3
$51.6
$61.9
$53.9
Maryland $435.1
$288.3
$340.0
$261.1
Massachusetts $4.3
$2.1
$38.8
$7.9
Michigan $663.7
$511.9
$391.3
$198.1
Minnesota $716.2
$408.1
$568.3
$311.8
Mississippi $63.5
$53.8
$129.2
$86.9
Missouri $2,540.8
$1,979.6
$1,633.5
$1,229.5
Montana $1,078.2
$789.5
$532.3
$450.3
Nebraska $1,304.2
$852.5
$767.2
$697.9
Nevada $34.7
$20.2
$36.2
$35.3
New Hampshire $1.3
$0.1
$23.3
$1.4
New Jersey $14.4
$10.7
$30.5
$21.9
New Mexico $130.2
$84.6
$127.1
$99.5
New York $146.8
$91.2
$102.8
$141.4
North Carolina $120.0
$67.1
$162.8
$98.8
North Dakota $934.6
$644.1
$606.5
$457.6
Ohio $1,478.6
$1,191.4
$712.1
$800.6
Oklahoma $525.2
$411.0
$409.5
$410.6
Oregon $2,072.6
$1,727.8
$1,003.7
$998.1
Pennsylvania $173.6
$122.2
$127.7
$139.0
Rhode Island $5.0
$2.3
$23.6
$2.3
South Carolina $259.6
$167.9
$214.7
$161.9
South Dakota $341.2
$271.7
$242.6
$142.4
Tennessee $146.9
$114.9
$141.3
$143.3
Texas $176.3
$108.9
$296.2
$141.4
Utah $387.2
$224.7
$164.3
$140.3
Vermont $6.7
$3.9
$30.3
$2.4
Virginia $119.6
$61.6
$143.5
$125.1
Washington $563.1
$451.6
$274.6
$301.5
West Virginia $29.5
$21.8
$71.3
$85.8
Wisconsin $515.9
$362.3
$488.1
$392.2
Wyoming $202.4
$161.7
$171.5
$148.5
Other $6,640.3
$5,256.0
$6,625.9
$6,037.8
Total $29,883.5
$22,241.6
$21,153.2
$18,553.9
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2012 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI), April 2013;
2009-2011 data from Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS), December 2011.
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

CSP Financial Assistance Obligations,
by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2009 2010 2011 2012
Alabama $2,032.7
$1,634.6
$1,206.0
$1,049.2
Alaska $23.3
$21.2
$16.8
$15.5
Arizona $300.9
$257.8
$187.2
$154.4
Arkansas $10,474.8
$7,523.8
$5,572.5
$5,260.2
California $6,005.3
$4,354.0
$3,540.1
$3,137.2
Caribbean $203.5
$151.6
$43.6
$43.9
Colorado $4,499.2
$3,432.9
$2,768.8
$2,444.8
Connecticut $59.5
$44.0
$34.9
$28.8
Delaware $1,069.9
$731.4
$413.0
$349.7
Florida $158.5
$22.9
$10.9

Georgia $4,126.2
$2,700.1
$2,274.3
$2,114.4
Hawaii/Pacific $398.3
$358.5
$301.8
$291.0
Idaho $12,342.3
$11,157.4
$10,544.4
$10,196.0
Illinois $8,118.9
$7,115.3
$6,597.0
$6,347.3
Indiana $7,707.2
$6,231.1
$5,618.5
$5,474.2
Iowa $21,031.3
$17,679.7
$17,054.3
$16,642.3
Kansas $9,289.9
$7,135.5
$6,406.2
$5,912.6
Kentucky $807.6
$539.5
$267.1
$244.9
Louisiana $292.2
$172.8
$153.1
$153.0
Maine $668.5
$597.1
$538.9
$520.0
Maryland $5,155.4
$3,302.6
$2,112.6
$1,850.3
Massachusetts $33.7
$23.8
$23.7
$25.4
Michigan $7,440.2
$6,039.1
$4,913.6
$4,670.1
Minnesota $7,470.4
$4,706.3
$4,496.0
$4,408.3
Mississippi $596.7
$292.4
$189.4
$174.1
Missouri $26,992.6
$22,693.0
$21,399.1
$20,754.4
Montana $10,567.3
$9,033.2
$8,129.1
$7,887.1
Nebraska $13,110.7
$9,771.5
$8,154.8
$7,678.2
Nevada $367.5
$238.0
$199.9
$186.1
New Hampshire $14.1
$1.6
$2.2
$1.9
New Jersey $161.7
$120.9
$89.9
$80.7
New Mexico $1,202.9
$1,036.8
$950.3
$924.0
New York $1,452.8
$1,023.1
$727.5
$585.9
North Carolina $1,276.4
$782.0
$705.0
$631.9
North Dakota $8,705.4
$7,163.9
$6,713.9
$6,206.8
Ohio $15,295.6
$13,424.8
$11,961.7
$11,610.8
Oklahoma $5,557.4
$4,363.1
$3,533.2
$3,138.7
Oregon $21,877.8
$20,214.4
$19,123.7
$18,857.9
Pennsylvania $1,830.5
$1,389.1
$1,144.4
$1,050.3
Rhode Island $27.2
$20.9
$14.9
$13.4
South Carolina $2,467.2
$1,982.0
$1,757.7
$1,559.4
South Dakota $3,654.9
$3,089.5
$2,188.1
$2,122.5
Tennessee $1,560.3
$1,296.7
$956.2
$695.8
Texas $1,946.4
$1,314.9
$1,013.1
$952.2
Utah $3,165.1
$2,576.9
$2,286.5
$2,079.2
Vermont $62.9
$46.4
$45.1
$45.1
Virginia $1,313.5
$712.2
$659.6
$644.9
Washington $5,794.4
$5,174.8
$4,977.9
$4,929.3
West Virginia $308.1
$247.8
$209.6
$192.1
Wisconsin $4,915.5
$4,126.0
$3,770.7
$3,516.8
Wyoming $2,186.6
$1,859.0
$1,718.6
$1,637.8
Total $246,121.0
$199,927.8
$177,717.3
$169,491.0
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2012 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI), April 2013;
2009-2011 data from Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS), December 2011.
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

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Citation for this website:
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI) April 2013
Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS) December 2011
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC. 16 May 2013*
<http://soils.usda.gov/survey/rca/viewer/reports/fb08_cp_csp.html>

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