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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Complete accounting records shall be available to the Comptroller General of the United States and to the authorized representatives of the Secretary of Agriculture.
(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.
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the District Offices.
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
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