Homeland Security Agricultural

To provide funding to protect the food supply and agricultural production.

This is accomplished by providing federal assistance, through existing cooperative agreements, to four (4) national agricultural homeland security networks: the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), the National
Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), and the Pest Information Platform for Education and Extension (ipmPIPE).
Related Programs10.310 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) ; 10.500 Cooperative Extension ServiceExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: For Fiscal Year 2017: (A) National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): The IT & Data Management Center and 5 regional centers were funded.

These centers enhance agricultural security by protecting the health and productivity of agricultural plants and natural ecosystems through the U.S.

They provide a cohesive, distributed system to quickly detect and identify pests and pathogens of concern.

Results are reported to appropriate responders and decision-makers.

The centers have the appropriate laboratory infrastructure and training, they have developed an extensive network of first detectors and have enhance communication among public agencies and stakeholders in order to respond to and mitigate new outbreaks of pest and diseases of importance. (B) National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (aka FADI): For FY 2017 The Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI) is expected to continue to support three multi-institutional homeland security networks via non-competitively awarded cooperative agreements: The National Plant Diagnostic Network, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, and the Extension Disaster Education Network.

The agency expects to make 20 to 30 award renewals. Pertinent details to be provided by Program at a future date. (C ) Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): EDEN is strategically planning for continuing to address disasters through education.

Funding level will determine how and whether the network is able to expand to further combat reducing the impact of disasters through education. Pertinent details to be provided by Program at a future date.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


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.

Office - None.

Section # 153: - Additional Websites: http://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network http://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network http://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: For Fiscal Year 2016: (A) National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): Six applications were received and awarded. The awards totaled $3,030,660 (B) National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (aka FADI): FADI: For FY 2016, the Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI) will continued to support three multi-institutional homeland security networks via non-competitively awarded cooperative agreements: The National Plant Diagnostic Network, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), and the Extension Disaster Education Network. All three networks continued to help prepare, prevent, detect, respond and recover from high-consequence disease threats and other disasters. NAHLN: During 2016, NIFA disbursed $ 3,018,000 payment to states to the NAHLN. NAHLN implemented a restructure plan that employs enhanced metrics and other semi-quantitative criteria to determine level-specific NAHLN membership eligibility. The agency made 16 new awards to support NAHLN labs. While NIFA reduced the number NAHLN Labs it is supporting in 2016 (compared to 2015), investments are the same as the previous year. The difference is that, due to the NAHLN restructure, there was a reassortment of which NAHLN labs are funded by NIFA and which are funded by APHIS which collaboratively funds NAHLN. APHIS has a larger percentage of the total labs in 2016. For 2016, NIFA supported a larger number of Level-1 labs (largest award size under the NAHLN tier structure), hence the smaller number of total labs in 2016. Critical surveillance and suspect-sample testing was supported to address the mission of safeguarding public health, enhancing the health of all animals, and improving the economic well-being of livestock producers nationwide. Thousands of samples were processed testing for high-consequence livestock pathogens and tens of thousands of samples for some of more common disease organisms. Member laboratories have completed or maintained proficiency certification for several important endemic and foreign animal diseases, including: avian influenza, Newcastle disease, Johne's disease, classical swine fever, foot and mouth disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, leptospirosis, bovine leukemia virus, bluetongue, chronic wasting disease, and equine infectious anemia. (C ) Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): The Extension Disaster Education Network project further integrated and expanded the Cooperative Extension System's educational role before, during and after a disaster, using the all-hazards approach adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Fiscal Year 2017: For Fiscal Year 2017: (A) National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): Six applications have been received and are being awarded. The awards totaled $3,030,660 (B) National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (aka FADI): FADI: The Food and Ag Defense Initiative (FADI) will continue to support three multi-institutional homeland security networks via non-competitively awarded cooperative agreements: The National Plant Diagnostic Network, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), and the Extension Disaster Education Network. New cooperative agreements were established in 2016 for the National Plant Diagnostic and National Animal Health Laboratory Networks; therefore, 2017 represents the first award renewal cycle under the new cooperative agreement. NAHLN: Overall, NIFA is supporting 16 laboratories (10 level 1 labs; 2 level 2 labs; and, 4 level 3 labs) with $4,278,540 payment to states. This amount represents an increase of $ 1,260,540 (from 2016) provided in the FADI appropriation and designated by Congress specifically for NAHLN. NIFA is funding two new labs (MI; PA-Harrisburg) and 14 renewal labs in 2017. The Wyoming lab moved up from a level 3 lab (2016) to a level 2 lab (2017). Other labs being supported by NIFA in 2017 maintained their same level as in 2016. Award recommendations are being processed with start dates anticipated to be September 1, 2017. (C ) Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): This program continues to support three multi-institutional homeland security networks via non-competitively awarded cooperative agreements: The National Plant Diagnostic Network, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, and the Extension Disaster Education Network. The agency is in the process of making awards. EDEN?s allocation is anticipated to be $370,800. Fiscal Year 2018: For Fiscal Year 2018: (A) National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): It is anticipated that six applications were received and awarded a total amount of $3,030,660 (B) National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (aka FADI): FADI: It is projected that the Food and Ag Defense Initiative (FADI) will continue to support three multi-institutional homeland security networks via non-competitively awarded cooperative agreements: The National Plant Diagnostic Network, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), and the Extension Disaster Education Network. NAHLN: It is anticipated that changes in lab membership from 2017 into 2018 will be minor since continuity is an important consideration in sustaining agrosecurity preparedness. The agency expects to make about 16 NAHLN renewal awards. (C ) Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): This program is projected to continue support for EDEN.

Uses and Use Restrictions

These funds are subject to the provisions of 31 U.S.C.

1301 requiring their use only for the purpose for which they were appropriated.

Funding is limited to support for the four (4) aforementioned agrosecurity networks.

Section 704 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L.

112-55) limits indirect costs to 10 percent of the total Federal funds provided under each cooperative agreements or similar arrangements.

Therefore, when preparing budgets, applicants should limit their requests for recovery of indirect costs to the lesser of their institution?s official negotiated indirect cost rate or the equivalent of 10 percent of total Federal funds awarded.

Fully discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

In accordance with section 1472(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, (NARETPA) applicant may be: State agricultural experiment stations, State cooperative extension services, all colleges and universities, other research or education institutions and organizations, Federal and private agencies and organizations, individuals, and any other contractor or recipient, either foreign or domestic, to further research, extension, or teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences of the Department of Agriculture.

Beneficiary Eligibility

In accordance with section 1472(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, (NARETPA) applicant may be: State agricultural experiment stations, State cooperative extension services, all colleges and universities, other research or education institutions and organizations, Federal and private agencies and organizations, individuals, and any other contractor or recipient, either foreign or domestic, to further research, extension, or teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences of the Department of Agriculture.

Credentials/Documentation

The System for Award Management (SAM) combines eight federal procurement systems, including CCR, and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. CCR activities are conducted through SAM (the CCR website will redirect users to SAM). Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and System for Award Management (SAM): Each applicant (unless excepted under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal awarding agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is required to: (i) Be registered in SAM before submitting its application; (ii) Provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and (iii) Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency. It also must state that the Federal awarding agency may not make a Federal award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the Federal awarding agency is ready to make a Federal award, the Federal awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal award and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal award to another applicant. Applicants must furnish the information required in the Request for Applications (RFAs). Successful applicants recommended for funding must furnish the information and assurances requested during the award documentation process. These include, but are not limited to the following: Organizational Management Information - Specific management information relating to an applicant shall be submitted on a one time basis, with updates on an as needed basis, as part of the responsibility determination prior to the award of a grant identified under this RFA, if such information has not been provided previously under this or another NIFA program. NIFA will provide copies of forms recommended for use in fulfilling these requirements as part of the preaward process. Although an applicant may be eligible based on its status as one of these entities, there are factors which may exclude an applicant from receiving Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits under this program (e.g., debarment or suspension of an individual involved or a determination that an applicant is not responsible based on submitted organizational management information). This information collection is approved under OMB Circular Control No. 0524-0026, ?Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Agriculture Regulations Assuring Civil Rights, Compliance and Organization Information.? SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the following websites for further specific and pertinent details: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): https://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative https://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): https://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) solicits proposals to fund existing and new cooperative agreements through a request for application process.

All RFAs are published on the Agency?s website and Grants.gov.

Applicants must complete the Grants.gov registration process.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) only accepts electronic applications which are submitted via Grants.gov in response to specific Requests for Applications (RFA). Applicants must complete the Grants.gov registration process. For information about the pre-award phase of the grant lifecycle application processes see: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/learn-grants/grants-101/pre-award-phase.html. Further, applicants must follow the instructions provided in the NIFA Grants.gov Application Guide, which can be assessed as follows: Adobe NIFA Applications. 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and 2 CFR part 400 USDA?s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply to this program. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the following websites for further specific and pertinent details: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): https://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative https://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): https://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network

Award Procedures

Applications are subjected to a system of peer and merit review in accordance with section 103 of the Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7613) by a panel of qualified scientists and other appropriate persons who are specialists in the field covered by the proposal. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the NIFA Authorized Departmental Officer (ADO) shall make grants to those responsible, eligible applicants whose applications are judged most meritorious under the procedures set forth in the RFA. Reviewers will be selected based upon training and experience in relevant scientific, extension, or education fields, taking into account the following factors: (a) The level of relevant formal scientific, technical education, or extension experience of the individual, as well as the extent to which an individual is engaged in relevant research, education, or extension activities; (b) the need to include as reviewers experts from various areas of specialization within relevant scientific, education, or extension fields; (c) the need to include as reviewers other experts (e.g., producers, range or forest managers/operators, and consumers) who can assess relevance of the applications to targeted audiences and to program needs; (d) the need to include as reviewers experts from a variety of organizational types (e.g., colleges, universities, industry, state and Federal agencies, private profit and non-profit organizations) and geographic locations; (e) the need to maintain a balanced composition of reviewers with regard to minority and female representation and an equitable age distribution; and (f) the need to include reviewers who can judge the effective usefulness to producers and the general public of each application. Evaluation Criteria will be delineated in the Competitive Request for Applications (RFA). 2 CFR 200 ? Subpart C and Appendix I and 2 CFR part 400 apply to this Program. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the following websites for further specific and pertinent details: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): https://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative https://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): https://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (NARETPA), Section 1472, 7 U.S.C. 3318. , 7 U.S.C 3318; Homeland Security (Cooperative Agreements): Section 1484 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977., 7 U.S.C 3351.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. From 30 to 60 days. Contact the National Program Leader (NPL), as indicated per CFDA Section # 152 ? Headquarters Office regarding dates for specific deadlines, start and end dates, and range of approval/disapproval time. Information is also available via our website and may be obtained via the Grants.gov website. NIFA?s respective links regarding general information are provided below: http://nifa.usda.gov/ http://www.grants.gov. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the following websites for further specific and pertinent details: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): https://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative https://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): https://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network.

Appeals

Not applicable. 2 CFR Part 200 ? Subparts D & E apply to this program.

Renewals

Specific details are provided in the Request for Applications (RFA) each fiscal year. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the following websites for further specific and pertinent details: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): https://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative https://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): https://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Funds are awarded competitively. No formula grants are awarded under Subtitle K of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 [7 U.S.C. 3319e]. NIFA does not require matching or cost sharing support for this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

In accordance with statutory time limits, project periods, including no-cost extensions of time, the term of a Cooperative Agreement under this authority may not to exceed five (5) years. Further details are provided in the Award document Form NIFA-2009 and the NIFA General Terms and Conditions Grants and Cooperative Agreements (dated October 2016) at: https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/nifa-general-terms-and-conditions-grants-and-cooperative-agreements-october-2016. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the following websites for further specific and pertinent details: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): https://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative https://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): https://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: NIFA utilizes the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP), a secure, web-based electronic payment and information system that allows federal agencies to administer funds. Currently, ASAP is the only payment source for new NIFA grantees.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

REEport GRANT REPORTING: All grant reporting must be completed using the Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport).

Initial reporting (item a.

below) is to be submitted through the REEport system.

Annual progress and final reporting (items b.

and c.

below) also is to be done through the REEport system.

Information on REEport can be found on NIFA?s web site at https://nifa.usda.gov/tool/reeport and the REEport software can be found at http://portal.nifa.usda.gov.

a. Initial Documentation in the REEport Database-- Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport) All projects must be documented in REEport.

The NIFA contact for all REEport documentation is: REEport National Institute of Food and Agriculture U.S.

Department of Agriculture STOP 2213 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C.

20250-2213 Telephone: (202) 690-0009 E-mail: electronic@nifa.usda.gov b. Annual Progress Reports. All projects must report annually into REEport.

An annual Progress Report is due 90 calendar days after the award?s anniversary date (i.e., one year following the month and day of which the project period begins and each year thereafter up until a final report is required).

An annual Progress Report covers the most recent one-year period.

The following information, when applicable, must be included in the Project Modifications section of the annual Progress Report. 1) A comparison of actual accomplishments with the goals established for the reporting period (where the output of the project can be expressed readily in numbers, a computation of the cost per unit of output should be submitted if the information is considered useful); (2) The reasons for slippage if established goals were not met; and (3) Additional pertinent information including, when appropriate, analysis and explanation of cost overruns or unexpectedly high unit costs. c. Final Technical Report The Final Technical Report is required within 90 calendar days after the expiration or termination of the award.

The Final Technical Report covers the entire period of performance of the award and must describe progress made during the entire timeframe of the project instead of covering accomplishments made only during the final reporting segment of the project.

In addition to supplying the information required under item b.

of this article, the final report must include the following when applicable: Identify equipment purchased with any Federal funds under the award and indicate subsequent use of such equipment. FINANCIAL REPORTING: As outlined in 2 CFR 200.327, the recipient must submit financial status reports by the frequency required in the terms and conditions of the award.

The following are the financial reporting requirements for NIFA. Federal Financial Report, Form SF-425: NIFA uses the SF-425, Federal Financial Report to monitor cash.

A ?Federal Financial Report,? Form SF-425, is due on an annual basis no later than 90 days following the end of the award anniversary date (i.e., one year following the month and day when the project period begins and each year thereafter up until a final report is required).

An annual Progress Report covers the most recent one-year period.

A final ?Federal Financial Report,? Form SF-425, is due 90 days after the expiration date of this award.

The report must be submitted to the Awards Management Division (AMD) as a pdf attachment to an email sent to awards@nifa.usda.gov. If questions are encountered regarding financial reporting requirements, please contact: Awards Management Division (AMD) Office of Grants and Financial Management (OGFM) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) U.S.

Department of Agriculture (USDA) STOP 2271 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-2271 Telephone: (202) 401-4986 SPECIAL NOTES: (1) Refer to the Competitive Requests for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details.

RFAs are generally released annually and provide the most current and accurate information available.

Any specific instructions in the Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. (2) The details of the reporting requirements are included in the NIFA General Terms and Conditions Grants and Cooperative Agreements (dated October 2016). (3) Further guidance is provided under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and 2 CFR Part 400, USDA?s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

No cash reports are required.

PROGRESS REPORTS: See above for pertinent and specific details.

EXPENDITURE REPORTS: See above for pertinent and specific details.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING: See above for pertinent and specific details.

Audits

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. In accordance with 2 CFR Part 400 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Subpart F?Audit Requirements nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more during the non-Federal entity?s fiscal year in Federal awards must have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of this part. A non-Federal entity that expends less than $750,000 during the non-Federal entity?s fiscal year in Federal awards is exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in § 200.503. Relation to other audit requirements, but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office (GAO). This program is also subject to audit by the cognizant Federal audit agency and the USDA Office of Inspector General. Relation to other audit requirements, but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office (GAO). This program is also subject to audit by the cognizant Federal audit agency and the USDA Office of Inspector General.

Records

In accordance with 2 CFR Part 400 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, § 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Grantees shall maintain separate records for each grant to ensure that funds are used for authorized purposes. Grant-related records are subject to inspection during the life of the grant and must be retained at least three (3) years. Records must be retained beyond the three (3) year period if litigation is pending or audit findings have not been resolved. 2 CFR 200 Subpart D applies to this program.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1502-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $6,432,000; FY 17 est $7,680,000; and FY 18 est $5,456,640 - The difference between the appropriation and obligation numbers reflects legislative authorized set-asides deducted as appropriate, and in some cases the availability of obligational authority from prior years. SPECIAL NOTE: FY 2017 increase represents proposed increases in the President's Budget. Funding for FADI will support NPDN, EDEN, and NAHLN.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

If minimum or maximum amounts of funding per Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive project grant, or cooperative agreement are established, these amounts will be announced in the annual Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive Request for Application (RFA). SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the following websites for further specific and pertinent details: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): https://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative https://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): https://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

As an administrator of U.S. government support, NIFA works in partnership with grantees to ensure responsible stewardship of federal funds. Our grantees and partners are required to comply with all relevant rules and regulations. The following resources are provided to NIFA?s partners and award recipients to support their adherence to federal regulations governing program performance: NIFA?s primary (main) website: https://nifa.usda.gov/regulations-and-guidelines The following represent specific documents and direct links: POLICY GUIDE NIFA?s Federal Assistance Policy Guide describes agency policies and procedures. https://nifa.usda.gov/policy-guide CERTIFICATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS Certifications and representations provided through the NIFA application process. https://nifa.usda.gov/certifications-and-representations ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF USDA SUPPORT BY NIFA When acknowledging USDA support in accordance with 2 CFR Part 415, grantees must use the following acknowledgement for all projects or initiatives supported by NIFA. https://nifa.usda.gov/acknowledgment-usda-support-nifa FEDERAL REGULATIONS The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) lists all regulations published in the Federal Register. https://nifa.usda.gov/federal-regulations FOIA The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal documents and information such as research data. https://nifa.usda.gov/foia NEPA POLICY AND GUIDANCE The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Policy and Guidance set the standard for identifying potential environmental impacts. https://nifa.usda.gov/nepa-policy-and-guidance OGFM ISSUED CORRESPONDENCE The Office of Grants and Financial Management occasionally issues correspondence to applicants, grantees, and/or the general public for informational or clarification purposes. https://nifa.usda.gov/ogfm-issued-correspondence RESEARCH MISCONDUCT NIFA requires that all its awardees adhere to the USDA Scientific Integrity Policy and the Federal Policy on Research Misconduct. https://nifa.usda.gov/research-misconduct NIFA?S GENERAL AWARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Award terms and conditions are determined by statutory, regulatory, and agency requirements, as well as each grant?s circumstances. Terms and conditions dictate important items related to your grant, including method of payment, reporting frequency and content, and prior approval requirements. References to the terms and conditions of awards are located on the NIFA 2009 Award Fact Sheet. NIFA's general award terms and conditions (see link below) is applicable to this program, for awards with an award date on December 26, 2014 and thereafter. https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/nifa-general-terms-and-conditions-grants-and-cooperative-agreements-october-2016.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Section # 153: - Additional Websites: http://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network http://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network http://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network.

Headquarters Office

USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Office of the Director, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 2201 , Washington , District of Columbia 20250-2201 Email: Policy@nifa.usda.gov Phone: (202) 401-1112 Fax: (202) 401-6156

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2002, a panel of USDA scientists knowledgeable in the Nation's plant and animal disease diagnostic capability, recommended to the Secretary a plan of initiating a comprehensive national network of laboratories for the rapid detection and diagnosis of plant and animal diseases. The institutions selected by the panel for initial inclusion in the network were recommended using the following criteria: (1) Existing scientific capacity; (2) Existing laboratory capacity which could be modified to meet Biosafety Level 3 requirements; (3) Both animal and plant diagnostic capabilities; (4) Geographical location meeting one or more of the following requirements: located in an area with a high risk of disease/pest incursions; located in an area with high concentration of vulnerable agricultural activity; complements or supplements regional Federal laboratory activity or is in an area not effectively served by an existing Federal facility; (5) State-of-the-art communication and information technology systems. Must be capable of managing secure communications with other laboratories and central reporting unit; and (6) An effective outreach/extension system. These recommendations were utilized to select the original cooperative agreement recipients and are annually evaluated by USDA/NIFA in network planning. 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and 2 CFR part 400 USDA?s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply to this program. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the following websites for further specific and pertinent details: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (NPDN): https://nifa.usda.gov/national-plant-diagnostic-network National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for the Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative https://nifa.usda.gov/national-animal-health-laboratory-network Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN): https://nifa.usda.gov/extension-disaster-education-network.



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