Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas

To provide diverse technical information, education resources, and assistance to farmers, information providers, agriculture-related businesses, and community food organizations across the U.S., and supports the Agency s mission of economic development and sustainable agriculture for rural communities.


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

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are used to provide regional and national technical information, education resources, and assistance to farmers, information providers, agriculture-related businesses, and community food organizations across the U.S.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Funds are used to provide regional and national technical information, education resources, and assistance to farmers, information providers, agriculture-related businesses, and community food organizations across the U.S.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Rural communities and businesses in rural areas to include farmers, ranchers, market gardeners, extension agents, researchers, educators, farm organizations, and others involved in commercial agriculture, especially those who are economically disadvantaged or belong to traditionally underserved communities.

Credentials/Documentation

Evidence of legal and unique capacity to execute the regional and national purpose and requirements of this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

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. Applicants shall submit Standard Form 424, "Application for Federal Assistance (For Nonconstruction)" and other required agency forms to the USDA Rural Development National Office, and include a written narrative, budget, and scope of work.

Award Procedures

Upon finalization of a cooperative agreement, funds are obligated and expenses are reimbursed not more frequently than monthly.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub.L. 113-6, H.R. 933, enacted March 26, 2013).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 18 Months from Date of Award. Extensions to the period of performance will be considered only through formal requests to USDA and will only be granted for specific and compelling reasons. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantee must provide a financial report and performance activity report in accordance with applicable regulations, agency procedures, and cooperative agreement.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Grantee must provide a financial report and performance activity report in accordance with applicable regulations, agency procedures, and cooperative agreement.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. 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.

Records

Project records must be maintained for three years following the completion of the project.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1900-0-1-452.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $2,250,000; FY 13 est $2,086,732; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

7 CFR 4284, and other policies and applicable regulations detailed in the cooperative agreement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Deputy Administrator of Coopertativ 1400 Independence Ave, mail stop 3250, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Phone: 202-720-7558

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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