Its purpose is to promote efficient production,
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.
This program supports continuing agricultural research at the 1890 Colleges and Tuskegee University. This program also supports development of agricultural expertise by providing training opportunities for students to assist in the research projects being conducted by scientists at these institutions.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Moneys appropriated pursuant to Public Law 95-113, Section 1445, shall be used for expenses of conducting agricultural research, printing, disseminating the results of such research, contributing to the retirement of employees subject to the provisions of the Act of March 4, 1940 (54 Stat.
39-40, as amended; 7 U.S.C.
331), administrative planning and direction, and purchase and rental of land and the construction, acquisition, alteration, or repair of buildings necessary for conducting agricultural research.
The eligible institutions are authorized to plan and conduct agricultural research in cooperation with each other and such agencies, institutions, and individuals as may contribute to the solution of agricultural problems, and moneys appropriated pursuant to Section 1445 shall be available for paying the necessary expenses of planning, coordinating, and conducting such cooperative research.
Sixteen 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Tuskegee University as specified in the Act.
Funds are appropriated by Congress for distribution to eligible institutions in accordance with the statutory formula as stated in the Act.
This program is available in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Sixteen 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Tuskegee University as specified in the Act. Funds are appropriated by Congress for distribution to eligible institutions in accordance with the statutory formula as stated in the Act. This program is available in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.
A-102 and E.O.
Aplication and Award Process
No application necessary for the release of funds, but funds must be accounted for by projects previously approved by CSREES. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 as implemented by 7 CFR Part 3019.
To receive an annual allotment of funds, each eligible institution or State must first submit a plan of work to CSREES for approval.
National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended, Section 1445, Public Law 95- 113; Public Law 95-547; Public Law 97-98; Public Law 99-198; Public Law 101-624; Public Law 104-127; Public Law 105-185.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Fiscal year appropriated. Unobligated balance in excess of five percent on September 30 deducted from subsequent year allocation. Funds released quarterly under the electronic transfer system.
Post Assistance Requirements
Eligible recipients will be notified by CSREES of any changes in plan of work and reporting due dates or other requirements.
Audits will be conducted in accordance with guidelines established in the revised OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," and implemented in 7 CFR Part 3052, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations."
Maintained by project. Retain payment documents three years.
(Grants) FY 07 $38,366,135; FY 08 est $36,251,543; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$518,078 to $1,539,502. Average: $1,571,245.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Administrative Manual for Evans-Allen Cooperative Agricultural Research, May 1982; 7 CFR Part 3015, USDA Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations; 7 CFR Part 3017, Government wide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Government wide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants); 7 CFR Part 3018, New Restrictions on Lobbying; and 7 CFR Part 3019, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations.
Regional or Local Office
National Program Leader, Multicultural Alliances, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Department of Agriculture; Stop 2251; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20250-2251; Telephone: (202)720-3511.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals