Plant and Animal Disease, Pest Control, and Animal Care

To protect U.S.

agriculture from economically injurious plant and animal diseases and pests, ensure the safety and potency of veterinary biologic, and ensure the humane treatment of animals.

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Examples of Funded Projects

The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is designed to provide local, State, and national information on animal disease problems throughout the United States.

The National Plant Pest Survey and Detection Program (NAPPSD) coordinates and standardizes a nationwide survey and detection system for exotic and endemic plant pests of agricultural importance.

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 - Consult Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses of regional offices of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Selected examples of progress: Brucellosis class free status States, FY 05 51, FY 06 est 50, FY 06 est 51; Tuberculosis-accredited free States, FY 05 51, FY 06 est 47, FY 07 est 47.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Conduct surveys, inspections to detect and appraise infestations, eradication and control activities, and carry out regulatory actions to prevent interstate spread of infestations and diseases.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Foreign, State, local, and U.S.

Territorial government agencies, nonprofit institutions of higher education, and nonprofit associations or organizations requiring Federal support to eradicate, control, or assess the status of injurious plant and animal diseases and pests that are a threat to regional or national agriculture and conduct related demonstration projects.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Farmers, ranchers, agriculture producers, State, local, U.S. Territorial government agencies, public and private institutions and organizations benefit from Federal assistance to eradicate or control injurious plant and animal diseases and pests that are a threat to regional or national agriculture.


Curriculum vitae for principal investigator, except for State, local, and Territorial government cooperators.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

A letter from applicants seeking support or cooperation with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Applicants must indicate the nature and severity of the problem to be considered and explain how they will address the problem.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

Comply with E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs," and submit a completed Standard Form 424.1, "Department of Agriculture, Application for Federal Assistance (Non-construction)" and project proposal (work plan), financial plan, curriculum vitae, and other required certifications to the appropriate APHIS area, regional, or Headquarters Office. See Regional and Local Office Address Listing.

Award Procedures

Applications are approved by the Administrator or Authorized Departmental Officers (ADOs) upon determination that the project will contribute toward accomplishment of the Agency's overall mission and meet any established project evaluation/selection criteria.




Plant Protection Act, Public Law 106-224, 7 U.S.C. 7701-7772; Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171, Subtitle E, Animal Health Protection, Section 10401-10418; Animal Welfare Act, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2131-2147, 2149-2155.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 120 days.




Based on program needs and availability of annual funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Recipients share some project or program costs. The cost-sharing arrangements are developed between USDA and the recipients in advance of the program unless otherwise stated by Congress.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 1 year from the date of award. Funds are made available as required to cover expenditures.

Post Assistance Requirements


Requirements are specifically indicated in the award documents and may vary for given programs; however, quarterly financial reports, annual progress reports, final financial and final summary progress reports are generally required.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133, "Audits of States, Local governments, and Non-profit Organizations," State and local governments, and non-profit organizations that expend Federal financial assistance of $500,000 or more within any fiscal year shall have either a single audit or (in certain cases) a program specific audit made for that year. Audits may be conducted less frequently under conditions specified in A-133.


Instruction provided in the Notice of Award. Grantees are expected to maintain separate records for each grant to ensure that funds are used for the purpose for which the grant was made. Records are subject to inspection during the life of the grant and for three years thereafter.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1600-0-1-352; 12-9971-0-7-352. Wildlife
Services (WS) include Aquaculture WS Methods.


(Grants) FY 07 $164,399,210; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

7 CFR 3015, Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations; 7 CFR 3017, Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug- Free Workplace (Grants); 7 CFR 3018, New Restrictions on Lobbying; 7 CFR 3019, Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations, 7 CFR 3016, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Consult Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses of regional offices of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Headquarters Office

Agreement Services Center, Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA Center, 4700 River Road, Unit 55, Riverdale, MD 20737. Contact Anita S. Ridley. Telephone: (301) 734-8792.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Relevance to agency program mission and qualification of principal investigator and institution.

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