Agricultural Research - Basic and Applied Research


Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - See the Agricultural Research Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Research is conducted that is in cooperation with and is correlated with the Agricultural Research Service's in-house research programs and projects.

Limited discretionary research funds are periodically made available.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations, whose primary purpose is conducting scientific research.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations, whose primary purpose is conducting scientific research.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Standard application forms are not used.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Interested parties are urged to submit proposals.

Application Procedures

Letters should be submitted to the Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture. Give name of applicants, location of facilities, and State of incorporation, if any.

Award Procedures

A peer review panel considers each proposal, evaluates the qualifications of applicants in line with research to be undertaken and determines priority for final negotiations of the grant.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

7 U.S.C. 427, 427i and 1624; 7 U.S.C. 3318.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Progress reports, final technical reports, financial statements, and invention and subaward reports.

Audits

As performed by cognizant audit agency.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, as authorized by the Federal awarding agency.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1400-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $20,295,111; FY 08 est $20,295,111 and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$1,000 to $25,000. Average: $3,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

7 CFR 3015 and 7 CFR 3019.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See the Agricultural Research Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Administrator for Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-3656. Contact: Extramural Agreements Division. Telephone: (301) 504-1147. Use the same number for FTS.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Peer review.



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