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
Assistance provided where it is determined that there is a significant regional or policy issue with potentially broad implications.
Any State government, public and private organization and institution, business and industry, or individual may apply for technical assistance or service.
State, trade associations, universities, and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for cooperative agreements.
Producers, processors, and general public.
No Credentials or documentation are required. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. No formal application procedure specified; informal correspondence or personal contact is permissible. Contact Deputy Administrator, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.
Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, 7 U.S.C 1281 et seq.; Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C 1621; Rural Development Act of 1972, 7 U.S.C 2662-2663; Agricultural Trade and Assistance Act of 1954, 7 U.S.C 1427,1431,1691; International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuff Act of 1982; Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926, 7 U.S.C 291-292.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
As provided for in agreements. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As provided for in agreements.
Post Assistance Requirements
No reports are required.
No audits are required for this program.
(Salaries) FY 16 $2,901,000; FY 17 est $3,929,000; and FY 18 est $2,929,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Arthur Neal 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Arthur.Neal@ams.usda.gov Phone: (202) 690-1300
Criteria for Selecting Proposals