Wholesale Farmers and Alternative Market Development

To provide technical assistance to States and municipalities interested in creating or upgrading markets and marketing facilities.

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Regents Of The University Of Idaho $ 48,000   2009-09-012010-08-31
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$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance provided in cooperation with other government agencies and private industry to reduce marketing costs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Other government agencies and private industry.

State, trade associations, universities, and other nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for cooperative agreements.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Producers, processors, marketing agencies, and general public.


Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, or OMB Circular No. A-21 for Educational Institutions. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required 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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Contact Deputy Administrator, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency must be used for this program.

Award Procedures

As provided for in the Act.


Not Applicable.


Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


As provided for in the Act.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

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

As provided for in agreements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not Applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


As provided for in the Agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 16 $5,216,000; FY 17 est $5,246,000; and FY 18 est $4,254,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Arthur Neal 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Phone: (202) 690-1300

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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