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.
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.
Individuals, State and local governments, educational organizations, research societies, business and industry including those located in the U.S.
Individuals, State and local governments, educational organizations, research societies, business and industry including those located in the U.S. Territories.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Apply by letter to the Office of Associate Director, Public Services Division, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
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
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Services) FY 07 $22,801,000; FY 08 est $21,561,000; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
"Guide to the Services of the National Agricultural Library."
Regional or Local 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
According to Canadian entrepreneur and author Al Etmanski, co-operation is the greater social enterprise promise.