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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
To establish a policy research center for the purpose of developing policy recommendations for the protection and promotion of the interests of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
Only 1890 Land/Grant Institutions that are eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C.
321 et seq.), including Tuskegee University, are eligible to apply for this grant.
Minority Farmers and Ranchers.
Colleges or universities eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.), including Tuskegee University. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
The OAO will use a point system to rate each proposal, awarding a maximum of 100 points. Each proposal will be given a numerical score by the independent review panel, and will be rank-ordered accordingly. A preliminary funding recommendation will be provided to the designated approving official based on this ranking. A final funding decision will be made by the designated approving official.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
The Agriculture Act of 2014 , Title 12, Part Subtitle B, Section 12203, Public Law 113-333, 7 U.S.C 2279.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 30 to 60 days.
From 30 to 60 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 7, Chapter 25, Part 2500, Subpart A-E. This program will be administered under the existing 7 CFR Chapter XXV Part 2500 Subparts A-E.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
1 year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
A quarterly record of all all cash expenditures.
A quarterly record of activities conducted with the grant funds.
A quarterly record of expenditures.
OAO has the discretion to conduct monitoring via site visit, desk audit and/or both practices as necessay but at least every 3 years.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. OMB Circular A-110
No Data Available.
(Salaries) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $400,000; and FY 15 est $400,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
7 CFR Chapter XXV Part 2500 Subpart A-E
Regional or Local Office
Kenya Nicholas 1400 Independence Avenue, SW - Room 520-A
Mail Stop 0601, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 2027206350
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Research Experience, Dissemination of Findings Plan, Staffing and Organizational Plan and Budget/Cost of Project.