National Agricultural Library

To serve as the Nation's Chief Agricultural information resource by providing agricultural information products and services through traditional library functions and through modern electronic dissemination to agencies of the USDA, public organizations, and individuals.


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.



Program Accomplishments

Resources number over 3.3 million items.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Anyone can use the services.

Publications in the library collection are available through interlibrary loan or photo-reproduction, and the library facilities are open to anyone wishing to use them.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individuals, State and local governments, educational organizations, research societies, business and industry including those located in the U.S.

Territories.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals, State and local governments, educational organizations, research societies, business and industry including those located in the U.S. Territories.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Apply by letter to the Office of Associate Director, Public Services Division, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not applicable.

Authorization

5 U.S.C. 301, 552, 5946; 7 U.S.C. 450b, 450i, 2201, 2202, 2204, 2206, 2244, 2264, 2265, and 3318.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

None.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1400-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Services) FY 07 $22,801,000; FY 08 est $21,561,000; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

None.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

"Guide to the Services of the National Agricultural Library."

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office of the Director, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351. Telephone: (301) 504-6780. Use the same number for FTS. Contact: Extramural Agreements Division.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

None.



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