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
To assist States that operate meat and poultry inspection programs which are equal to Federal meat and poultry inspection.
An appropriate State or U.S.
Territory agency administering State or Territorial meat or poultry inspection programs under laws equal to the Federal Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Acts.
Receipt of State inspection mandatory laws, copies of regulations related to the laws, and State performance plans. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Notify the Outreach and Partnership Division, Office of Outreach, Employee Education and Training, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Patriot Plaza III Building., SW, Mailstop 3778/Room 9-258, 355 E Street, Washington, District of Columbia 20024. Contact: Keith Payne. Telephone: (202) 690-6522. The applicant should express their interest and request copies of the cooperative agreements currently in use by participating States.
Federal Meat Inspection Act, Public Law 90-201, 21 U.S.C 601-624; Federal-State Cooperative Act (Talmadge-Aiken), Public Law 87-718, 7 U.S.C 450; Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C 1621-1627; Poultry Products Inspection Act, Public Law 90-492, 21 U.S.C 451-471.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded on an annual basis to States. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Applicants will keep a complete accounting of the cost of developing and operating the State inspection program and will submit quarterly statements to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. State will arrange for an audit of the records pertaining to these agreements by the State Auditor of Public Accounts, annually or otherwise, as provided by applicable State law or regulations.
Complete accounting records shall be available to the Comptroller General of the United States and to the authorized representatives of the Secretary of Agriculture.
(Salaries) FY 16 $51,000,000; FY 17 est $51,000,000; and FY 18 est $51,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
FSIS Directive 5720.2, Revision 3, State Cooperative Inspection Programs.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the District Offices.
Keith Payne Outreach and Partnership Division, Office of Outreach, Employee Education and Training, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, Patriot Plaza III Building, Mailstop 3778/Room 9-258, 355 E Street, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Phone: (202) 690-6522
Criteria for Selecting Proposals