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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Required documentation will be specified in the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Secretary of Agriculture. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. N/A
Required documentation will be specified in the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Plant Protection Act, Title IV, Section 415(e); 9 CFR parts 50-54.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Time period of availability will be specified in the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Secretary of Agriculture. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic Funds Transfer or paper check.
Post Assistance Requirements
No reports are required.
No audits are required for this program.
Record requirements will be specified in the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Secretary of Agriculture.
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 16 $30,472,730; FY 17 est $6,977,331; and FY 18 est $6,977,331 - FY2018 estimate was made using FY2017 activities. Data was reviewed from FY2015-FY2017 and there was no identifiable trend/pattern. Also FY2015 and FY2016 had unforeseen outbreaks that cannot be anticipated for future years.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Donna Cichy 100 North 6th Street, Suite 510C , Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 Email: Donna.R.Cichy@aphis.usda.gov Phone: 6123363261
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Crowd-sourcing is deemed an effective and useful tool to preserve and protect the earth’s species. As proof, the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) summons citizens around the world to collect samples to assist universities, natural history museums and research institutes.