Schools and Roads - Grants to Counties

To share receipts from the National Grasslands and Land Utilization Projects (LUP) with the Counties in which the National Grasslands and LUP"s are situated.

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 - None.

Rick Alexander,, (360)891-5045.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To be used for the benefit of public schools and public roads of the county or counties in which the National Grassland or LUP"s are situated.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are counties of the United States containing National Grassland or a LUP.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Counties within the United States.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. None.

Award Procedures

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Public Law 75-210, 7 U.S.C. 1010-1012, Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 7 U.S.C. 1010-1012, Public Law 75-210.
This program has no matching requirements. The amount paid shall represent 25 percent of all moneys received during the preceding calendar year from each National Grassland or LUP. When a National Grassland or LUP is in more than one State or county, the distributive share to each shall be proportional to its area therein. The term "moneys received" includes: all collections under the Act of June 9, 1930 (Knutson-Vandenberg Act); all moneys collected into the National Grassland Fund from the sale of permits or contracts for timber values, grazing fees, powerline fees, land use fees, recreational special use fees, mineral fees, and recreation user fees.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The payments will be made in March of each year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not Applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Adhere to the standards of A-133.



Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 09 $14,302,724; FY 10 est $17,500,000; FY 11 est $15,000,000 - Funding amounts reported on a calendar year.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Bankhead Jones Farm Tenant Act of 1937 (7 USC 1010-1012)

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Rick Alexander,, (360)891-5045.

Headquarters Office

Winona Gleason, Albuquerque Service Center, Budget and Finance, All Service Receipts, FS USDA, 110 B Sun Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 Email: Phone: (505) 563-7467.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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