Cooperative Agreements with States for Intrastate Meat and Poultry Inspection

To supply Federal assistance to States desiring to operate a meat and poultry inspection program in order to assure the consumer an adequate supply of safe, wholesome, and properly labeled meat and poultry products.



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 Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the District Offices.


Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2007 it is expected that 28 States will continue to cooperate under Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) and 26 States will continue to cooperate under Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).

Uses and Use Restrictions

To assist States that operate meat and poultry inspection programs which are equal to Federal meat and poultry inspection.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

An appropriate State or U.S.

Territory agency administering State or Territorial meat or poultry inspection programs under laws equal to the Federal Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Acts.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General Public.

Credentials/Documentation

Receipt of State inspection mandatory laws, copies of regulations related to the laws, and State performance plans. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No.

A-102 must be used for this program.

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

Notify the Director, Federal-State Liaison Staff, Field Operations, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Congressional Quarterly Building, Room 329, Washington, DC 20250- 3700. Contact: Dr. Muril Prasad. Telephone: (202) 418-8897. The applicant should express their interest and request copies of the cooperative agreements currently in use by participating States. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Federal Meat Inspection Act, Public Law 90-201, 21 U.S.C. 601-624, 641-645, 661, 671-680; 691-695; Federal-State Cooperative Act (Talmadge-Aiken), Public Law 87-718, 7 U.S.C. 450; Poultry Products Inspection Act, Public Law 90-492, 21 U.S.C. 451-471. Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Federal funds for any year shall not exceed 50 percent of the estimated total costs of the cooperative program, and the Federal funds shall be allocated equitably among the cooperating States.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are awarded on an annual basis to States.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Applicant will keep a complete accounting of the cost of developing and operating the State inspection program and will submit quarterly statements to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Audits

State will arrange for an audit of the records pertaining to these agreements by the State Auditor of Public Accounts, annually or otherwise, as provided by applicable State law or regulations. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Other Non-Profit Organizations," State and local governments, that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in a year in Federal awards, will have a single or a program-specific audit made for that year. State and local government.

Records

Complete accounting records shall be available to the Comptroller General of the United States and to the authorized representatives of the Secretary of Agriculture.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-3700-0-1-554.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $46,500,000; FY 08 est $47,446,000; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 07 $93,000.00 to $5,607,000.00; $1,661,000.00; FY 08 $95,000,000.00 to $5,721,000.00; $1,695,000.00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

FSIS Directive 5720.2, Revision 3, State Cooperative Inspection Programs.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the District Offices.

Headquarters Office

Director, Federal-State Liaison Staff, Field Operations, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, Congressional Quarterly Building, Room 329, Washington, DC 20250- 3700. Contact: Dr. Muril Prasad. Telephone: (202) 418-8897. (Use same 7-digit number for FTS.)

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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