Cooperative Extension Service

GENERAL: [As reflected in Part I,B.

of the Request for Applications (RFA) or Capacity Requests for Applications (Capacity RFA)]
1.

Smith-Lever (3b) & (c) Capacity Grants (formerly known as Formula Funds)

a) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions

credit: Sirin Samman/Sirin Samman Photography
(formerly known as 3b & c Formula Funds)
These funds are used by institutions eligible to receive funds under the Act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled ??An Act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts?? (Twelfth Statutes at Large, page five hundred and three) (?1862 Land-grant Institutions?), for the development of practical applications of research knowledge and giving of instruction and practical demonstrations of existing or improved practices or technologies in agriculture, uses of solar energy with respect to agriculture, home economics, and rural energy, and subjects relating thereto to persons not attending or resident in 1862 Land-grant Institutions in the several communities, and imparting information on those subjects through demonstrations, publications, and otherwise and for the necessary printing and distribution of information in connection with the subjects.
The purpose of this funding is to conduct agricultural extension work.

(b) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (Special Needs) ?
The purpose of this funding is to increase the level of agricultural extension work.

These funds are used to support extension activities identified in the eligible institution?s approved 5-Year Plan of Work.

Special Needs funds are allocated to a State Cooperative Extension Service to fulfill a purpose or overcome a condition peculiar to the State, as compared to the country as a whole, or for a purpose not normally a part of the continuing extension program.

(c) Smith-Lever Special Needs Program
Funds support innovative extension education approaches to addressing risks, hazards and disasters.

The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) has an important role in reducing the impact of disasters through extension education.

The Extension Special Needs program sponsors targeted projects that enable CES to assist in preparing for, providing an educational response to, and recovering from disasters.

Education programming funded by this program will help communities, families and individuals become more self-sustaining by strengthening and increasing their resiliency to disaster.

Some types of hazards and disaster related events funded in previous years include uncertainties caused by losses of economic infrastructure, severe weather or other natural disasters, security breaches, human disease, or high consequence animal diseases and plant pests.

There has been an increase in public awareness regarding the number and severity of disaster type critical incidents involving earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, wildfire, drought, contagious disease, and terrorist events.

The National Academy of Sciences Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction of the National Science and Technology Council have acknowledged the many effective roles that the Cooperative Extension System (CES) has played in disaster preparedness, response and remediation.



Within the states and territories, the CES has repeatedly served as the trusted community organization that has helped to enable families, communities, and businesses to successfully prepare for, respond to and cope with disaster losses and critical incidents.

Once a disaster has occurred, the local extension outreach includes: 1) Communicating practical science-based risk information, 2) Developing relevant educational experiences and programs, 3) Working with individuals and communities to open new communication channels, and 4) Mitigating losses and facilitating recovery.

Never was this more evident than after hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in 2005 and during the 2008 Midwestern Summer flooding.

During and after these incidents, local Extension agents served as a critical communication node throughout affected urban and rural areas, particularly when traditional communication systems were temporarily overwhelmed or destroyed.



The Extension Special Needs RFA encourages proposals that specifically address one or more of the following six key target areas:

1.

Education and Technical assistance through inter-disciplinary and multi-state disaster training programs and demonstration projects for problem solving, especially those which build upon already existing strengths, contribute to or expand the EDEN and/or eXtension educational materials related to disaster preparation, mitigation, response and recovery;

2.

Collaboration with Federal, state and local agencies and other disaster relief organizations to support education and service activities that enhance recovery of impacted rural communities, schools, businesses and agricultural-based activities;

3.

Long range family, community and regional planning projects that will enhance implementation of programs that serve public needs in preparation for, during and after emergency situations within impacted States and across impacted regions;

4.

Communication delivery of key information that meets end-users? needs in a timely fashion with consideration of potentially limited communication channels due to disaster situations;

5.

Dissemination of credible, science-based information that is reliable and easily accessible even if electronic access is compromised; and

6.

Integrated Research and Extension Planning Projects (up to $15,000) are intended to provide assistance to applicants in bringing together teams for the development of highly competitive grant proposals where extension personnel would apply for large grants (in excess of $250,000) from other grant programs (e.g., the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative and etc?) and lead nationally important disaster prevention, protection and mitigation projects.



Fundable projects should support education and extension activities which:

1.

Reduce risk through planning, disaster preparedness and emergency response by improving communication between the public, community leaders, state and Federal agencies;

2.

Develop strategies and educational materials and/or programming in the area of emergency planning, infrastructure design and disaster recovery operation;

3.

Develop community networks that provide real-time disaster education information; and/or

4.

Develop or expand educational materials regarding disaster issues suitable for use and distribution by the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) or the eXtension Community of Practice working with disaster planning.

(d) CSRS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET CSRS Retirement)
Capacity grants (formerly known as 'Formula') authorized under the CSRS Retirement Contributions Program.

These grants are used to defray the CSRS Retirement costs to the 1862 land-grant institutions for the former Schedule A Appointments who conduct agricultural extension work.



Fiscal Year 2014 represented the last year that NIFA published a RFA for this program.

(e) FERS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET FERS Retirement)
These grants are used to defray the FERS Retirement costs to the 1862 land-grant institutions for the former Schedule A Appointments who conduct agricultural extension work.

(f) District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (Cooperative Extension Programs) aka EUDC

These funds are used by the University of the District of Columbia for the development of practical applications of research knowledge and giving of instruction and practical demonstrations of existing or improved practices or technologies in agriculture, uses of solar energy with respect to agriculture, home economics, and rural energy, and subjects relating thereto to persons not attending the University of the District of Columbia, and imparting information on those subjects through demonstrations, publications, and otherwise and for the necessary printing and distribution of information in connection with the subjects.

2.

Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and (newly designated) Central State University (Section 1444)
The purpose of this funding is to support agricultural and forestry extension activities at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and Central State University.

3.

SMITH-LEVER 3(d):
(a) Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) (ENUT Nutrition Education)
These grants are used to assist all States in carrying out a program of extension activities designed to employ and train professional and paraprofessional aides to engage in direct nutrition education of low-income families and in other appropriate nutrition education programs.

(b) Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR)
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(c ) Improve Rural Quality of Life
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(d) Farm Safety
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(e) New Technologies at Ag Extension
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(f) Pest Management
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(g) Sustainable Agriculture (SARE-PD)
Effective FY 2014, this Program was consolidated under Research.

See CFDA 10.215 for pertinent details.

(h) Federally Recognized Tribes
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(i) Youth Farm Safety Education & Certification
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(j) EIPM Support
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(k) EIPM Coordination
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

4.

OTHER EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

(a) Renewable Resources Extension Act
The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds for projects that:
(1) Have national or regional relevancy;
(2) Develop new and innovative projects that can be replicated at other institutions; or
(3) Develop a strategic framework for the nationwide forest and rangeland resources extension program.


NFF priorities are those that have been identified in the FY 2005-2009 RREA Strategic Plan:
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/nea/nre/in_focus/forests_if_rrea.html.

(b) Rural Health and Safety
As specified in 7 U.S.C.

2662, grants will be made to establish the Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Programs carried out by the eligible organizations in rural areas.

The assistance provided by these programs, to the extent practicable, shall be coordinated with and delivered in cooperation with similar services or assistance by other Federal Agencies or programs for rural residents.



(c) Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions
This program provides funding to (1) increase Extension program capacity at 1994 institutions; and (2) address special needs, take advantage of important opportunities, and/or demonstrate long-term sustained benefits of Extension projects at 1994 institutions.

In FY 2009, funded projects will support one or more of the six NIFA Strategic Goals (see Part VIII, E., Definitions) outlined in the NIFA Strategic Plan for FY 2007-2012:
1) Enhance international competitiveness of American agriculture;
2) Enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of rural and farm economies;
3) Support increased economic opportunities and improved quality of life in rural America;
4) Enhance protection and safety of the Nation's agriculture and food supply;
5) Improve the Nation's nutrition and health; and
6) Protect and enhance the Nation's natural resource base and environment.

(d) Grants to Youth Serving Institutions
As specified in 7 U.S.C.

7630, grants will be made to establish pilot projects to expand the youth development programs carried out by the eligible organizations in rural areas or small towns.


Broad Purposes:
? Support and enhance the goals, objectives, and priorities of the eligible youth organizations;
? Support programs which address issues and needs of rural youth;
? Involve youth in design and implementation of their educational activities;
? Increase knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary for rural youth to live productive, contributing, and fulfilling lives; and
? Increase economic opportunities and sustainability and improve quality of life in rural communities through enhanced human, social, civic, natural, financial, cultural, and built capital.

(e) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD)
The purpose of the FARAD is to provide livestock producers, extension specialists, scientists, and veterinarians with up to date information to prevent drug, pesticide and environmental contaminant residues in food animal products.

(f) Federal Administration
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

(g) 1890 Facilities (Section 1447)

The 1890 Facilities Grants Program provides funds for the acquisition and improvement of agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment, including libraries, so that the 1890 land-grant institutions, Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and (newly designated) Central State University, may participate fully in the production of human capital in the food and agricultural sciences.



(h) Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnership Grants Program (aka ARPA & RME & ERME)
Pertinent details will be provided at a future date.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: The following represents examples of funded projects for active Programs: (A), (B) and (CC) - Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and DCPPERA As outlined in the FY 2017 Plans of Work, the following are three (3) examples of anticipated outcomes: Smith-Lever Special Needs and Smith-Lever 3b/3c (1) Human Nutrition, Health and Food Safety (2) Childhood Obesity (3) Economic and Community Vitality University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) Anticipated projects are as follows: (1) Climate Change This program includes relevant research and extension education and will assess and monitor natural resources and changes in the urban environment with respect to climate changes. 2) Food Safety The Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health provides training for food handlers in the state.

The program is designed to equip participants with low literacy food handlers training and certification. 3) Health, Nutrition and Childhood Obesity Prevention The Agricultural Experiment Station is participating in a multi-state research project aimed to change the health trajectory for older adults. (C ) Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program Examples of projects that are anticipated to be funded through the Smith Lever Special Needs Grants are: (1) National Youth Preparedness Initiative: Preparing Teens; Preparing Communities - Phase 2; (2) Community Decision Making and Financial Planning for Natural and Man-made Disasters; and (3) Disaster Education in Rural Southern Appalachian Communities with Large Transient Populations. (D) Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions (1) Extension specialists will train Extension agents to provide financial literacy programs for youth, individuals in bankruptcy and other adults, based on identified needs. (2) Cooperative Extension Program will: ? develop leadership skills; ? improve the literacy rate of minority and under-represented groups; and ? provide a learning environment for after school enrichment, including school homework assistance. (E) & (EE) - Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (aka EFNEP and EFNEP WebNEERS) It is anticipated that similar projects will be funded. (G), (H) & (W) ? Farm Safety, Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification, and Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities (AgrAbility Project) FY 2017 New Awards: ? Three (3) new AgrAbility awards for SRAPs ? Three (3) new YFSEC award. FY 2017 Continuation Awards: ? One (1) continuation award to support 2nd year of funding for the National AgrAbility Project, originally funded in FY 2016; ? Three (3) continuation awards for the 3rd year of funding for SRAPs, originally funded in FY 2015; ? 18 continuation awards for the 4th Year of funding for SRAPs originally recommended for funding in FY 2014. Further pertinent details will be available and provided by Program at a future date (2018). (I) New Technologies at Ag Extension (aka NTAE) Year Three (3) scales up the successful, road-tested Issue Corps and has rebranded the process as the Impact Collaborative.

We plan to expand the Collaborative even further nationally to more than 2,000 participants in three (3) key issue areas: (1) behavioral health; (2) food systems; and (3) diversity/inclusion. (J), (U) & (V) - Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (aka CYFAR, CYFAR-SCP and CYFAR-PDTA) (1) This CYFAR program has partnered with Juvenile Justice and Office of Children's Services to provide life skills and workforce development for teens ages 14-18 who are going on parole or aging out of the foster care system. (2) This Sustainable Community Project will utilize parenting education through food safety, physical activity and gardening activities.

Childhood overweight and obesity and proper nutrition will also be targeted to provide healthy living alternatives. (3) This CYFAR Project mission is to provide positive growth and character development experiences for children who qualify for the program based on family income.

The curriculum is focused on healthy lifestyle choices and during the five (5) week intensive opportunity, it is centered on sports, fitness, swimming, nutrition, computers, financial literacy, careers, gang avoidance, service learning, and select special events. (L) Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP) Washington State University ? Colville Reservation Extension Program A few of the objectives are as follows: (1) Improve trust of USDA and enhance utilization of University and USDA resources through building upon the established Colville Reservation Extension Office and the outreach it has offered; (2) Provide culturally relevant information and educational outreach to promote efficiencies, marketing, risk management, and competitiveness for geographically isolated agricultural enterprises; and (3) Provide reservation focused outreach education and programs to American Indian agricultural producers and land managers on the reservation to improve the sustainable management of agricultural land, forests, rangelands, water and other natural resources. University of Wyoming ? Wind River One (1) objective is to improve agricultural operations for farmers and ranchers through the continued facilitation of producer association meetings and the promotion of value added/marketing activities at educational seminars. Montana State University FRTEP One (1) objective includes providing youth development programming in mentoring to develop social, emotional and academic competencies, provide cultural and natural resource 4-H projects, Youth Aware of Mental Health training, and 4-H project clubs. (M) & (BB) - Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions Program (aka TCEP and TCEP-SE) (1) Building Together II The extension agent and five (5) interns assist communities and schools with creating gardens for enhanced nutrition and food security. (2) Strengthening a Lakota/Dakota Culture through Bison, Food and Sustainable Living The college offered a bison hide-tanning workshop that included drum making.

The college also provides an educational outreach to K-12 students about the history and anatomy of bison. (3) CMN Extension Capacity Building Project The college held 221 workshops which provided informal learning to 1,647 participants, including 817 youth.

Workshops covered a variety of cultural, health and economic topics, including a traditional medicinal plants, summer job awareness, financial literacy and classes on growing food crops. (N) & (O) - Renewable Resources Extension Act Program ? (aka RREA and RREA-NFF) The FY 2017 capacity projects were awarded and the expected impacts will be similar to those of FY 2016.

The FY 2017 RREA-NFF projects will be awarded in September, 2017.

Projects that will be funded are those that will have regional or national level impacts. (P) Rural Health and Safety FY 2017 projects will focus on: (1) the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse; and (2) chronic disease prevention and management. (Q) 1890 Facilities Grant Program Each 1890 Institution (19) submitted a renewal application requesting funds to continue improvement of the agricultural related facilities on the respective campuses or designated sites.

The following are several proposed initiatives to be undertaken with FY 2017 funds as follows: (1) Facilities funds will be used for continuous improvements to instructional, research, and extension facilities.

The institution will dedicate funds to construct an access road to the Agricultural Experiment Station. (2) The University will continue its efforts by addressing the following objectives: ? develop a research and demonstration facility for commonly grown turf grasses for Standard Metropolitan Service Areas and for rural communities; ? purchase/acquire state-of-the art equipment to advance research in chemistry, reproductive physiology and endocrinology, engineering processing, food product development, mammalian cell culture; ? renovate and refurbish space to house the Center of Excellence in Nutrition with a focus on obesity; ? purchase state of the art equipment in GIS, water resources, soil analysis and plant physiology, cell biology; ? upgrade the molecular biology research and education program by incorporating recent advances in genome sequencing and bioinformatics technologies; and ? expand Extension?s capabilities through distance education and virtual learning. (3) The institution has proposed several new objectives, including: ? security improvements at the Research and Extension Center; ? upgrades to the Aquaculture/Aquaponic Research and Demonstration Ponds; ? the Head House at the George Colony Greenhouse Facility; ? construction of a 4-H Youth Learning Center; and ? the purchase of a Food Processing Mobile Training Unit. Facilities funds will continue to be utilized to support the construction of a new Extension multi-purpose facility for use by its outreach, research and education programs.

The building will contain a 150?200 seat auditorium, three (3) large (classroom type) meeting rooms, two (2) conference rooms, approximately 16 offices, one (1) demonstration laboratory, and a faculty/staff lounge.

It will be accessible to all functional areas of the College (teaching and research mission areas) by providing office space for faculty/staff with split appointments. (R) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (aka FARAD) The Funded Project Network Nodes are the same as for prior Fiscal Years. Collaboration between all institutions occurs on research projects that are necessary to validate the FARAD withdrawal interval estimates. (T) Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program) Agriculture Risk Management Education Review Panel recommended five (5) continuation awards based on satisfactory progress; these will not be announced until the Awards Management Division makes awards. (DD) Healthy Homes Partnership (Competitive RFA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 is anticipated to continue building on the success of the projects implemented in FY 2015-2016 with the addition of two (2) new components: (1) Piloting the Youth Component for Healthy Homes, which is a curriculum for 4-H, elementary and middle school, or other youth audiences; and (2) Developing an evaluation component for improved reporting of impacts from the states participating in the project.

Fiscal Year 2018: For Fiscal Year (FY) 2018: The following represents examples of funded projects for active Programs: (A), (B) and (CC) - Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and DCPPERA It is projected that for FY 2018 that Plans of Work will continue to address critical and emerging issues in global food security and hunger, food safety, climate change, sustainable energy; childhood obesity, nutrition and health, natural resources stewardship, agricultural productivity, youth and family development and Community and economic development.

University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) If this program is funded, it is projected that for FY 2018, this institution will continue to follow its 5-year Plan of Work to address critical and emerging issues in climate change, food safety, global food security and hunger, health nutrition and childhood obesity prevention, sustainable energy, and urban families, youth, and communities. (C ) Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program This program is projected to continue to meet critical needs to address: (1) Education and Technical assistance and multi-state disaster training programs; (2) Collaboration with Federal, state and local agencies to support education and service that enhance recovery of impacted rural communities, schools, businesses and agricultural based activities; and (3) Long range family, community and regional planning projects that enhance implementation of programs that serve public needs in preparation for, during and after emergency situations within impacted states and regions. (D) Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions It is projected to fund 19 1890 institutions under this program.

The administrative project will require each institution to carry out extension activities that will benefit communities.

(L) Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP) The FRTEP Extension Offices are designed and equipped to respond to community and stakeholder needs.

These may change regularly as life and nature dictate.

Generally, the programming is consistent each year.

(Q) 1890 Facilities Grant Program Projects will continue to address renovation and construction needs of the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions that will enable them offer state-of-the-art teaching, research and extension facilities, for faculty, staff, students, and the communities that are served through their agricultural programs.

(R) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (aka FARAD) The Projected Project Network Nodes are the same as for prior Fiscal Years. Collaboration between all institutions will occur on research. (T) Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program) We do not anticipate a higher level of funding or programming.

In FY 2018, this program will be re-announced as a new competitive grant. (DD) Healthy Homes Partnership Continuation of this project will be contingent upon availability of funding through the Interagency Agreement of USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes or another source of funding. Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Information is not yet available.

Pertinent details will be provided by Program at a future date for the following programs: (E) & (EE) - Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (aka EFNEP and EFNEP WebNEERS) (G), (H) & (W) ? Farm Safety, Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification, and Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities (AgrAbility Project) (I) New Technologies at Ag Extension (aka NTAE) (J), (U) & (V) - Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (aka CYFAR, CYFAR-SCP and CYFAR-PDTA) (M) & (BB) - Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions Program (aka TCEP and TCEP-SE) (N) & (O) - Renewable Resources Extension Act Program ? (aka RREA and RREA-NFF) (P) Rural Health and Safety.

Fiscal Year 2019: Pertinent data to be presented at a future date.


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.

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Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Arkansas System $ 1,082,736   2018-09-152021-09-14
Kansas State University $ 4,950,000   2018-09-012021-08-31
Washington State University $ 1,082,736   2018-09-012021-08-31
Michigan State University $ 80,000   2016-09-012021-08-31
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota $ 355,968   2018-09-012021-08-31
University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. $ 246,000   2016-09-012021-08-31
Utah State University $ 4,216   2015-10-012020-09-30
Oregon State University $ 3,902   2015-10-012020-09-30
Montana State University, Inc $ 2,681   2015-10-012020-09-30
Tuskegee University $ 2,721   2015-10-012020-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017: The following represents accomplishments for active Programs: (A), (B) and (CC) - Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (aka DCPPERA) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions were allocated $288,022,464 to support Extension activities. Awards ranged from $1,133,542 to $13,255,226. The total amount of required matching funds in FY-2017 was $280,548,168. Both programs have matching requirements; with over 98 percent of the organizations that receive funds having to match 100% of the award amount. Combined appropriation for both programs is $289,045,417. Special Needs program was allocated $1,029.979 to support individual projects that may be initiated under this program. Awards ranged from $11,347 to 111,504. The total amount of required matching funds in FY 2017 was $1,029,979. University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the funding allocation is $1,204,360. There is no matching requirement for this program. Administrative costs are taken from Smith-Lever funds. The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) embodies the land-grant tradition, continuing to offer cutting edge academic programs in environmental science, urban sustainability, water resources management, nutrition and dietetics, urban architecture and community planning. Funds are being used to carry out educational programs and research in Climate Change; Global Food Security and Hunger; Health, Nutrition and Childhood Obesity Prevention; Urban Families, Youth and Communities; and Sustainable Energy through UDC?s two (2) essential land-grant components, the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service including five (5) land-grant centers: (1) Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education; (2) Center for Sustainable Development; (3) Center for Nutrition, Diet & Health,; (4) Center for 4-H & Youth Development; and (5) Architectural Research Institute. (C ) Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program The Smith Lever Special Needs projects will fund the development of educational programs and demonstration activities focusing on disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The projects must support innovative, education-based approaches to addressing emergency preparedness and specific responses related to natural and human-made disasters. Eight (8) applications were received and six (6) have been recommended for funding in FY 2017, totaling $461,619. (D) Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions In FY 2017 Congress appropriated $45,620,000 to this program. After administrative deductions, $43,795,200 was available to support Extension activities at the 19 1890 Land-Grant Universities. This program requires a dollar for dollar match. However, a matching waiver may be granted by the funding agency with appropriate justification and a good faith effort by the recipient institution to secure the required 100% match. (E) & (EE) - Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (aka EFNEP) and EFNEP WebNEERS Historically EFNEP outcomes and impacts are consistent. In FY 2017, similar results are anticipated as those reported above for FY 2016. Estimated funding is $67,417,320. (G), (H) & (W) ? Farm Safety, Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification, and Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities (AgrAbility Project) NOTE: Programs were combined in FY 2012. In FY 2017, the AgrAbility and YFSEC Program received $4,423,350 combined. All but approximately $300,000 of the funds were used to support 17 continuation SRAPs, one (1) continuation NAP, and three (3) new SRAPs. FY 2017 RFA for a new SRAPs was released. NIFA received ten (10) proposals and funded three (3). The funding ratio was 30%. The new awards are expected to be announced in September, 2017. In FY 2017, NIFA solicited YFSEC applications for three (3) different types of projects, with each project to be funded for up to four (4) years, at $100,000 per year. The three (3) project types are: (1) SAY National Clearinghouse Project ? to continue efforts made to date with SAY Clearinghouse, curricula submission and review, marketing of the Clearinghouse, and SAY National Steering Committee. (2) YFSEC Instructor Training Project ? to support recruitment and training of youth farm safety instructors in currently available youth farm safety curricula. (3) YFSEC Youth Training Project ? to continue with development of new/enhancement of current youth farm safety curricula, implementation/piloting of those curricula with youth, and evaluation of youth training. (I) New Technologies at Ag Extension (aka NTAE) In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, NIFA anticipates awarding $1,488,000 in a continuation award to NTAE. (J), (U) & (V) - Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (aka CYFAR, CYFAR-SCP and CYFAR-PDTA) Total CYFAR funding was $8,053,350. Sustainable Community Project funding represented 45 successful applicants (new and continued awards) and successful applicants will receive $7,040,000.00 for fiscal year 2017. The funding ratio for new projects was 10%. The CYFAR Professional and Development and Technical Assistance (PDTA) funding will be $563, 340. The CYFAR Military PDTA funding was $450,000. (L) Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP) In Fiscal Year 2017, the FRTEP program was under a new four-year continuation. NIFA is in the process of awarding $2,912,490 to 36 extension offices through its 1862 Land Grant Universities. Awards will range from $65,400 to $123,000. $35,000 from the $123,000 award will be used to support all 36 Extension offices along with attendance at the 2017 Extension Professional Development conference in Polson, Montana. (M) & (BB) - Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions Program (aka TCEP and TCEP-SE) The program awarded $ 4,268,160 to states to support informal community education at the 1994 Land Grant institutions. Approximately $3.2 million was funded to support Extension offices at 32 institutions. In addition, $1.1 million went to 14 special emphasis awards, given to 13 institutions. One (1) school received two (2) special emphasis projects. Two (2) schools decided not to participate in the program in 2017. (N) & (O) - Renewable Resources Extension Act Program ? (aka RREA and RREA-NFF) The amount available to fund this RREA Capacity is approximately $3,987,600. There are 77 programs underway at the 1862, 1890 and three (3) insular land-grant institutions, with funding ranging from $13,500 to $98,593. Quantifiable impacts are anticipated to approximate the FY 2016 impacts. The three (3) National Focus Funds projects will be awarded in mid-September 2017. (P) Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education) In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, approximately $2,880,000 is available for this program. The proposed projects must not exceed $350,000 total for a two-year project period. All funded projects must have a strong project outcomes evaluation component. A total of 18 applications were received and reviewed in the peer panel review process. It is anticipated that 8-10 awards will be made. It is anticipated that projects funded through the RHSE program in FY 2017 will be similar to the FY 2016 projects. (Q) 1890 Facilities Grant Program The appropriated amount in FY 2016 is $19,730,000. Funds available to the states are $18,940,175. This level of funding will support on-going work under the 1890 Facilities program which was approved under each Institution?s five-year Plan of Work (2013-2017). Applications have been received from 19 Institutions. Estimated funding levels range from $700,649 to $1,510,894. (R) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (aka FARAD) For the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 award cycle, Congress appropriated $1,200,000 to support FARAD. The pertinent details are the same as for FY 2016. FARAD is a university-based national program that serves as the nation?s primary source for scientifically-based recommendations regarding safe withdrawal intervals for drugs used off-label and for chemicals in food-producing. (T) Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program) In 2017, NIFA anticipates awarding $4,468,800 in a final year continuation grant to the Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships (RME) Program Centers. That total is split among the five (5) centers as follows: ? North Central RME Center: $1,082,736 ? Western RME Center: $1,082,736 ? Southern RME Center: $1,082,736 ? Northeastern Center for RME: $864,624 ? Digital Center for RME: $355,968 (DD) Healthy Homes Partnership Through an Interagency Agreement with Housing and Urban Development, $225,000 is anticipated for FY 2017 for continuation of the project. The Healthy Homes Partnership will continue to be administered through the Coordinating Institution with at least ten (10) state level participating land-grant universities. This project will be awarded to one (1) institution that will conduct subawards with the other land-grant stakeholder partners. Fiscal Year 2018: The following represents accomplishments for active Programs: (A), (B) and (CC) - Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program Projected funding is based on Fiscal Year 2017 data and calculations. Funding is subject to change per FY 2018 appropriations. Pertinent details to be provided by Program at a future date. University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) This program is subject to congressional budget approval for FY 2018. At this time, the projected funding level is Zero ($0). However, if funding is provided, it is anticipated that similar projects will be awarded. (C ) Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program Information is not yet available. Pertinent details to be provided by Program at a future date. (D) Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions It is anticipated that the funding level will remain the same as in FY 2017, $43,711,680. (E) & (EE) - Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (aka EFNEP and EFNEP WebNEERS Historically EFNEP outcomes and impacts are consistent. In FY 2018, similar results are anticipated as those reported above for FY2016. Estimated funding is $67,293,480. (G), (H) & (W) ? Farm Safety, Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification, and Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities (AgrAbility Project) In FY 2018, the AgrAbility and YFSEC Program are projected funding level is Zero ($0). The $300,000 will support 2nd Year of funding for three (3) YFSEC projects. (I) New Technologies at Ag Extension (aka NTAE) This program is subject to congressional budget approval for FY 2018. At this time, the projected funding level is Zero ($0). However, if funding is provided, it is anticipated that similar projects will be awarded. (J), (U) & (V) - Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (aka CYFAR, CYFAR-SCP and CYFAR-PDTA) This program is subject to congressional budget approval for FY 2018. At this time, the projected funding level is Zero ($0). However, if funding is provided, it is anticipated that similar projects will be awarded. (L) Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP) In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the FRTEP program will be the second year of a four-year continuation. NIFA will be making continuation awards totaling $2,911,680 to 36 extension offices through its 1862 Land Grant Universities. Awards will range from $65,400 to $89,490. (M) & (BB) - Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions Program (aka TCEP and TCEP-SE) The projected amount to fund projects is $4,253,480. Pertinent details to be provided by Program at a future date. (N) & (O) - Renewable Resources Extension Act Program ? (aka RREA and RREA-NFF) This program is subject to congressional budget approval for FY 2018. At this time, the projected funding level is Zero ($0). However, if funding is provided, it is anticipated that similar projects will be awarded. (P) Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education) This program is subject to congressional budget approval for FY 2018. At this time, the projected funding level is Zero ($0). However, if funding is provided, it is anticipated that similar projects will be awarded. (Q) 1890 Facilities Grant Program A Request for Applications (RFA) will be issued for Renewal Applications, which must be aligned to each Institution?s five-year Plan of Work (2013-2017). It is anticipated that the RFA will be issued on or before the 1st quarter of FY 2018. It is projected that funding will be remain at the FY 2017 level of approximately $18,904,655. (R) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (aka FARAD) The projected funding level is $1,198,080. No major shifts of responsibilities among the four (4) collaborating Universities is projected. Each network node is expected to continue to effectively accomplish its site-specific scientific and communication tasks, and provide 24/7 expert-mediated hotline and internet-accessible data and services in support of the overall integrated network mission. (T) Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program) We do not anticipate a higher level of funding or programming. In FY 2018, this program will be re-announced as a new competitive grant. (DD) Healthy Homes Partnership Continuation of this project will be contingent upon availability of funding through the Interagency Agreement of USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes or another source of funding. Pertinent details will be provided by Program at a future date. Fiscal Year 2019: For Fiscal Year (FY) 2019: Pertinent data to be provided at a future date.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Section # 070 ? USES ONLY (SEE BELOW FOR RESTRICTIONS) SPECIAL NOTES: (1) The majority of Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Programs are issued under the general authority of the Secretary of Agriculture [7 U.S.C.

343 (d)]. A synopsis of general uses is provided in the CFDA database. (2) Please refer to the Competitive, Non-Competitive and/or Capacity Requests for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details.

RFAs are generally released annually.

Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available.

Any specific instructions in the RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. (3) Although the information provided in the CFDA database is not exhaustive, NIFA attempts to also indicate ?Exceptions? to the general uses. GENERAL STATEMENTS REGARDING USES: Grant funds must be used for allowable costs necessary to conduct approved integrated research, extension and education objectives to address food and agricultural sciences, in the broadest sense. NIFA has determined that grant funds awarded under this authority may not be used for the renovation or refurbishment of research, education, or extension space; the purchase or installation of fixed equipment in such space; or the planning, repair, rehabilitation, acquisition, or construction of buildings or facilities. DETAILED INFORMATION ? USES ONLY 1.

SMITH-LEVER 3(b) & (c): (a) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (formerly known as 3b & c Formula Funds): Sections 3(b) and 3(c) of the Smith-Lever Act provide funding for agricultural extension programs at 1862 Land-grant universities. These funds are used by institutions eligible to receive funds under the Act of Congress approved as ?1862 Land-grant Institutions?, for the development of practical applications of research knowledge and giving of instruction and practical demonstrations of existing or improved practices or technologies in agriculture, uses of solar energy with respect to agriculture, home economics, and rural energy, and subjects relating thereto to persons not attending or resident in 1862 Land-grant Institutions in the several communities, and imparting information on those subjects through demonstrations, publications, and otherwise and for the necessary printing and distribution of information in connection with the subjects. (b) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (Special Needs) : These funds are used to support extension activities identified in the eligible institution?s approved 5-Year Plan of Work.

Special Needs funds are allocated to a State Cooperative Extension Service (CES) to fulfill a purpose or overcome a condition peculiar to the State, as compared to the country as a whole, or for a purpose not normally a part of the continuing extension program. Funds are allocated under this program to a State CES to fulfill a purpose or overcome a condition peculiar to the State, as compared to the country as a whole, or for a purpose not normally a part of the continuing extension program. (c) Smith-Lever Special Needs Program : There has been an increase in public awareness regarding the number and severity of disaster type critical incidents involving earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, wildfire, drought, contagious disease, and terrorist events. Within the states and territories, the CES has repeatedly served as the trusted community organization that has helped to enable families, communities, and businesses to successfully prepare for, respond to and cope with disaster losses and critical incidents. The Extension Special Needs RFA encourages proposals that specifically address one or more of the key target areas. Fundable projects should support education and extension activities which: 1.

Reduce risk through planning, disaster preparedness and emergency response by improving communication between the public, community leaders, state and Federal agencies; 2.

Develop strategies and educational materials and/or programming in the area of emergency planning, infrastructure design and disaster recovery operation; 3.

Develop community networks that provide real-time disaster education information; and/or 4.

Develop or expand educational materials regarding disaster issues suitable for use and distribution by the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) or the eXtension Community of Practice working with disaster planning. (d) CSRS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET CSRS Retirement): This program is no longer funded by NIFA.

The deadline for the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) was October 15, 2014. (e) FERS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET FERS Retirement): This program is no longer funded by NIFA.

The deadline for the FY 2016 RFA was July 20, 2015. (f) District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (Cooperative Extension Programs) aka EUDC: These funds are used by the University of the District of Columbia for the development of practical applications of research knowledge and giving of instruction and practical demonstrations of existing or improved practices or technologies in agriculture, uses of solar energy with respect to agriculture, home economics, and rural energy, and subjects relating thereto to persons not attending the University of the District of Columbia, and imparting information on those subjects through demonstrations, publications, and otherwise and for the necessary printing and distribution of information in connection with the subjects. Sections 208 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act provides further pertinent information. There is no matching requirement for the University of the District of Columbia. 2.

Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and Central State University (Section 1444): Funds appropriated under this section shall be used for expenses of conducting extension programs and activities in accordance with 7 U.S.C.

331.

No portion of the funds allocated under this grant will be applied, directly or indirectly, to the purchase, erection, preservation, or repair of any building or buildings, or the purchase or rental of land, or in college course teaching, lectures in college, or any other purpose not specified in NARETPA section 1444. Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R.

2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution. 3.

SMITH-LEVER 3(d): (a) Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) (ENUT Nutrition Education): Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act provides that the Secretary of Agriculture may fund extension work in the several States, Territories, and possessions.

Section 1425 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (as amended) (7 U.S.C.

3175) provides the statutory formula for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

This program supports Federal funding for extension activities associated with disseminating the results of food and nutrition research performed or funded by the U. S. Department of Agriculture to enable low-income individuals and families to engage in nutritionally sound food purchase and preparation practices.

Funding extends to EFNEP at State land-grant colleges established under the Morrill Act of July 2, 1862, as amended, and the Morrill Act of August 30, 1890, as amended, including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and Central State University. (b) Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (c ) Improve Rural Quality of Life Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (d) Farm Safety NOTE: Effective FY 2012, the following programs were consolidated: ? Youth Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project. Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (e) New Technologies at Ag Extension) Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (f) Pest Management Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). (g) Sustainable Agriculture (SARE-PD aka Chapter 1) NOTES: (1) Effective Fiscal Year 2014, Programs under Sustainable Agriculture (research, education and extension) were merged into a single program under the research account. (2) See CFDA Number 10.215 for all pertinent details. (h) Federally Recognized Tribes Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (i) Youth Farm Safety Education & Certification NOTE: Effective FY 2012, the following programs were consolidated: ? Youth Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project. Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (j) EIPM Support Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). (k) EIPM Coordination Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). 4.

OTHER EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: (a) Renewable Resources Extension Act Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects provide for expanded and comprehensive extension programs for forest and rangeland renewable resources programs at a national, regional, or multi-institutional level. Since FY 2002, a small amount of these funds have been used to fund National Focus Fund Projects which have served to expand comprehensive extension programs for forest and rangeland renewable resources on a national, regional, or multi-institutional scale through better program coordination, innovative technologies, and extension models that can be easily duplicated. (b) Rural Health and Safety The Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program is designed to meet national goals for addressing the health and access needs of rural Americans.

Rural Health and Safety Education Programs will focus on issues related to aging in one or more of three areas: 1) population aging in rural areas; 2) eldercare or caregiving and its impact on rural and farm families; and/or 3) related issues of rural health care to provide older individuals and families. (c) Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions The Tribal Colleges Extension Program (TCEP) provides funding for the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions to conduct non-formal education and outreach activities to help meet the needs of the Native American people.

Appropriated funds are to be awarded to the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions for Extension work and funds are to be distributed on the basis of a competitive application process. (d) Grants to Youth Serving Institutions (aka Rural Youth Development or RYD Grants) This Program has not been funded for several years. (e) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. f) Federal Administration: DIRECT APPROPRIATION - Extension Activities Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (g) 1890 Facilities (Section 1447) Facilities awards will be made for the acquisition and improvement of agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment, including libraries, so that the 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and Central State University may participate fully in the production of human capital in the food and agricultural sciences.

Priorities for the eligible institutions are set in the facilities plan that is submitted to NIFA for review and approval. Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R.

2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution. (h) Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships Grants Program (aka ARPA, ERME & RME): The Secretary, acting through NIFA, is required to establish a competitive grants program for the purpose of educating agricultural producers about the full range of risk management activities.

These activities include futures, options, agricultural trade options, crop insurance, cash forward contracting, debt reduction, production diversification, marketing plans and tactics, farm resources risk reduction, and other appropriate risk management strategies.

The Risk Management Education (RME) program brings the existing knowledge base to bear on risk management issues faced by agricultural producers and expands the program throughout the Nation on a regional and multi-regional basis.

Section :070 ? RESTRICTIONS ONLY (SEE ABOVE FOR USES): SPECIAL NOTES: (1) A synopsis of general restrictions is provided in the CFDA database. (2) Please refer to the Competitive, Non-Competitive and/or Capacity Requests for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details.

RFAs are generally released annually.

Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available.

Any specific instructions in the RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. (3) Although the information provided in the CFDA database is not exhaustive, NIFA attempts to also indicate ?Exceptions? to the general restrictions. NIFA has determined that grant funds awarded under this authority may not be used for the renovation or refurbishment of research, education, or extension space; the purchase or installation of fixed equipment in such space; or the planning, repair, rehabilitation, acquisition, or construction of buildings or facilities. Funds may not be used for any purposes other than those approved in the grant award documents. Tuition remission is not allowable. For most of the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) programs, Indirect costs are not allowable.

Pertinent details are provided for the few exceptions to the rule. OTHER - DETAILED INFORMATION ? RESTRICTIONS ONLY SPECIAL NOTE: For most of the extension programs, Indirect Cost is NOT allowable and Matching is NOT required.

Exceptions to the general rule are indicated, as deemed necessary and appropriate. 1.

SMITH-LEVER 3(b) & (c): (a) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (formerly known as 3b & c Formula Funds) - - Funding Restrictions: (1) Program and Extension Activities: Smith-Lever Act sections 3(b) and 3(c) Federal funding must be used for extension programs and activities as identified in the institution?s approved 5-Year Plan of Work. (2) Matching: Section 3(e)(1) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C.

343(e)(1))states, with regard to institutions in the 50 states, ?no allotment shall be made to a State under subsection (b) or (c), and no payments from the allotment shall be made to a State, in excess of the amount that the State makes available out of non-Federal funds for cooperative extension work.? However, NIFA may consider and approve matching waivers submitted by Insular 1862 Land-grant Institutions (American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). (3) Indirect Costs and Tuition Remission: In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable as Sections 3(b) and 3(c) of the Smith-Lever Act capacity (formerly known as 'formula') grant expenditures. (4) Other Restrictions: No portion of these funds may be applied, directly or indirectly, to the purchase, erection, preservation, or repair of any building or buildings, or the purchase or rental of land, or in college-course teaching, lectures in college, or any other purpose not specified in this Act. (b) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (Special Needs) - - Funding Restrictions: (1) Approved NIFA Special Needs Projects: Special Needs Federal funding must be used on extension activities identified in the institution?s approved 5-Year Plan of Work. (2) Matching: The Special Needs program requires that Federal funds be fully matched (i.e., 100 percent) by 1862 Land-grant Institutions. (3) Indirect Costs and Tuition Remission: In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable as Special Needs capacity (formerly known as 'formula') grant expenditures. (4) Other Restrictions : No portion of Federal funds allotted under Special Needs grant may be applied, directly or indirectly, to the purchase, erection, preservation, or repair of any building or buildings, or the purchase or rental of land, or in college-course teaching, lectures in college, or any other purpose not specified in the Smith-Lever Act. (c) Smith-Lever Special Needs Program - - Funding Restrictions: Indirect costs and tuition remission are not allowable and no funds will be approved for these purposes.

Costs that are a part of the institution?s indirect cost pool may not be reclassified as direct costs for the purpose of making them allowable. (d) CSRS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET CSRS Retirement) - - Funding Restrictions: This program is no longer funded by NIFA.

The deadline for the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) was October 15, 2014. (e) FERS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET FERS Retirement) - - Funding Restrictions: This program is no longer funded by NIFA.

The deadline for the FY 2016 RFA was July 20, 2015. (f) District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (Cooperative Extension Programs) aka EUDC - - Funding Restrictions: (1) Approved NIFA DCPPERA Projects: DCPPERA Federal funding must be used to support extension activities identified in the approved 5-Year Plan of Work. (2) Matching: There is no matching requirement for these funds. (3) Indirect Costs and Tuition Remission: In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable as DCPPERA capacity (formerly known as ?formula?) grant expenditures. (4) Other Restrictions: No portion of these funds may be applied, directly or indirectly, to the purchase, erection, preservation, or repair of any building or buildings, or the purchase or rental of land, or in college-course teaching, lectures in college, or any other purpose not specified in this Act. 2.

Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and Central State University (Section 1444) - - Funding Restrictions: (1) Approved NIFA Section 1444 Projects : Section 1444 Program funding must be used to support agricultural extension activities identified in the approved 5-Year Plan of Work. (2) Matching: NARETPA section 1449 (7 U.S.C.

3222d) states that ?the State shall provide matching funds from non-Federal sources.

Such matching funds shall be for an amount equal to not less than ...

100 percent of the formula [grant] funds to be distributed to the eligible institution for fiscal year 2007 and each fiscal year thereafter.

...

Notwithstanding [redistributing the funds], the Secretary may waive the matching funds requirement ...

above the 50 percent level for any fiscal year for an eligible institution of a State if the Secretary determines that the State will be unlikely to satisfy the matching requirement.? 7 CFR 3419.1 defines ?matching funds? as ?funds from non-Federal sources made available by the State to the eligible institutions ...

[for] programs or activities that fall within the purposes of agricultural research and cooperative extension under sections 1444 and 1445 of NARETPA ...

or [for] qualifying educational activities.

Matching funds means cash contributions and excludes in-kind matching contributions.? It defines ?non-Federal sources? as ?funds made available by the State to the eligible institution either through direct appropriation or under any authority (other than authority to charge tuition and fees paid by students) provided by a State to an eligible institution to raise revenue, such as gift acceptance authority or user fees.? Finally, it defines ?qualifying educational activities? as ?programs that address food and agricultural sciences components of an eligible institution.? 7 CFR 3419.6 states that ?The required matching funds for the formula programs shall be used by an eligible institution for agricultural research and extension activities that have been approved in the plan of work required under sections 1444(d) and 1445(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977...

or for ..

qualifying education activities.? Please note that while Federal funds must be expended on agricultural extension, the matching funds may be used for agricultural research, agricultural extension, or qualifying educational activities.

NIFA may consider and approve matching waivers above the 50 percent level.

See Part IV.B.6.

for additional information. (3) Indirect Costs and Tuition Remission: In accordance with NARETPA section 1473, indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable as Section 1444 Program capacity (formerly known as ?formula?) grant expenditures. Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R.

2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution. 3.

SMITH-LEVER 3(d): (a) Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) (ENUT Nutrition Education) - - Funding Restrictions : (1) Approved NIFA EFNEP Projects: EFNEP Federal funding must be used on NIFA approved EFNEP projects. (2) Matching: There is no cost-sharing or matching requirement for this program. (3) Indirect Costs and Tuition Remission: In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable as EFNEP capacity (formerly known as ?formula?) grant expenditures. (b) Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable grant expenditures. (c ) Improve Rural Quality of Life Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (d) Farm Safety NOTE: Effective FY 2012, the following programs were consolidated: ? Youth Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project. In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable grant expenditures. (e) New Technologies at Ag Extension In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable as capacity (formerly known as ?formula?) grant expenditures. (f) Pest Management Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). (g) Sustainable Agriculture (SARE-PD aka Chapter 1) NOTES: (1) Effective Fiscal Year 2014, Programs under Sustainable Agriculture (research, education and extension) were merged into a single program under the research account. (2) See CFDA Number 10.215 for all pertinent details. (h) Federally Recognized Tribes In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable as capacity (formerly known as ?formula?) grant expenditures. (i) Youth Farm Safety Education & Certification NOTE: Effective FY 2012, the following programs were consolidated: ? Youth Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project. In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable grant expenditures. (j) EIPM Support Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). (k) EIPM Coordination Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). 4.

OTHER EXTENSION ACTIVITIES - - Funding Restrictions: (a) Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) The majority of the appropriated funds are distributed to eligible institutions based on a formula that considers the geographic extent, ecosystem productivity, economic contribution, and population for each state. Since FY 2002, a small amount of these funds have been used to fund National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF). NIFA does not require matching support for this program and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. For Fiscal Year 2017 appropriated funds, Section 713 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub.

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114-113) stipulates that indirect costs are not to exceed 30% of total Federal Funds provided under each award. (b) Rural Health and Safety The Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program provides funds to meet national goals for addressing the health and access needs of rural Americans. NIFA does not require matching or cost sharing support for this program and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. NIFA has determined that grant funds awarded under this authority may not be used for the renovation or refurbishment of research, education, or extension space; the purchase or installation of fixed equipment in such space; or the planning, repair, rehabilitation, acquisition, or construction of buildings or facilities. For Fiscal Year 2017 appropriated funds, Section 713 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub.

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114-113) stipulates that indirect costs are not to exceed 30% of total Federal Funds provided under each award. (c) Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions Appropriated funds are to be awarded to the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions for Extension work and funds are to be distributed on the basis of a competitive application process. NIFA does not require matching support for this program, and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. Under the TCEP, the use of grant funds to plan, acquire, or construct a building or facility, or to acquire land, is not allowed.

With prior approval, in accordance with the cost principles set forth in OMB Circular No.

A-21, grant funds may be used to purchase equipment, or for improvements, alterations, renovations, or repairs to land, buildings, or equipment, deemed necessary to retrofit existing spaces and resources in order to carry out a funded project under this grant.

However, requests to use grant funds for such purposes must demonstrate that such expenditures are incidental to the major purpose for which the grant request is made and no more than twenty-five percent of the project budget may be used to purchase equipment.

Any equipment purchased with Federal funds is the property of the grantee or the subgrantee, as appropriate. Indirect costs are unallowable costs, and no funds will be approved for this purpose.

Costs that are a part of the institution?s indirect cost pool may not be reclassified as direct costs for the purpose of making them allowable. (d) Grants to Youth Serving Institutions (aka Rural Youth Development or RYD Grants) This Program has not been funded for several years. (e) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) Pursuant to Sec.

604 of the Agricultural research extension and Education Reform Act of 1998 [7 USC 7642(d)], applicants requesting recovery of indirect costs should limit their requests to the lesser of their institution?s official negotiated indirect costs rate or the equivalent of 19 percent of total Federal funds awarded. (f) Federal Administration (DIRECT APPROPRIATION) - Extension Activities For Fiscal Year 2017 appropriated funds, Section 713 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub.

L.

114-113) stipulates that indirect costs are not to exceed 30% of total Federal Funds provided under each award. Other pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (g) 1890 Facilities (Section 1447): In Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 NIFA assessed four percent (4%) of the appropriated amount for Federal Administration, distributed sixty percent (60%) of the balance equally, and distributed the remaining forty percent (40%) based on the formula found in Section 1444 of NAREPTA of 1977, as amended (Pub.

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95-113). Within each institution, the research, teaching and extension programs must each receive at least 20 percent of the annual allocation.

The remaining 40 percent may be allocated based on institutional needs for research, teaching, or extension.

No more than 60 percent of the total allocation should be directed to research, teaching, or extension.

However, if there are unique situations in your institution which warrant a deviation from these guidelines, we will consider requests for reallocation.

Such reallocations must be justified by the submission of a situation statement which describes the research, teaching, and extension facilities needs in your institution and how previously available Federal funds were utilized. NIFA does not require matching support for this program and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. The obligation and expenditure of funds awarded under these grants are limited to equipment, land, buildings and other related costs which are or will be used in the administration and conduct of approved research, teaching and extension activities. In accordance with NARETPA Section 1447 (e), funds provided for this program may not be used for the payment of any overhead costs of the eligible institutions. Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R.

2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution. (h) Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships Grants Program (aka ARPA, ERME & RME) For Fiscal Year 2017 appropriated funds, Section 713 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub.

L.

114-113) stipulates that indirect costs are not to exceed 30% of total Federal Funds provided under each award. Other pertinent details will be provided at a future date.

Some funds are Fully Discretionary.

Some funds are Mandatory.

Some funds are formula-based.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Competitive, Non-Competitive and/or Capacity Requests for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details.

RFAs are generally released annually.

Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available.

Any specific instructions in the Competitive and/or Capacity RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. 1.

SMITH-LEVER 3(b) & (c): (a) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions 3b & c Capacity (formerly known as ?formula?) Grants: Applications may be submitted by the following 1862 Land-grant Institutions: Auburn University, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, American Samoa Community College, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of California, Colorado State University, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Guam, University of Hawaii, University of Idaho, University of Illinois, Purdue University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Maine, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Massachusetts, Michigan State University, College of Micronesia, University of Minnesota, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, Montana State University, University of Nebraska, University of Nevada-Reno, University of New Hampshire, Rutgers University, New Mexico State University, Cornell University, North Carolina State University, North Dakota State University, Northern Marianas College, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Puerto Rico, University of Rhode Island, Clemson University, South Dakota State University, University of Tennessee, Texas A & M University, Utah State University, University of Vermont, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, University of the Virgin Islands, Washington State University, West Virginia University, University of Wisconsin, and University of Wyoming.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply for funding provided that such arrangements are necessary to complete the project. (b) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (Special Needs) : Applications may be submitted by the following 1862 Land-grant Institutions: University of Alaska-Fairbanks, University of Arizona, Colorado State University, University of Idaho, Kansas State University, Montana State University, University of Nebraska, University of Nevada-Reno, New Mexico State University, North Dakota State University, Oregon State University, South Dakota State University, Texas A & M University, Utah State University, University of Vermont, and University of Wyoming.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply for funding provided that such arrangements are necessary to complete the project. (c) Smith-Lever Special Needs Program Applications may be submitted with the approval of Extension Directors of 1862 Land-grant Institutions in the 50 states, American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.

Virgin Islands.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

An applicant?s failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline will result in NIFA not accepting the application or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award. (d) CSRS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET CSRS Retirement): This program is no longer funded by NIFA.

The deadline for the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) was October 15, 2014.

(e) FERS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET FERS Retirement): This program is no longer funded by NIFA.

The deadline for the FY 2016 RFA was July 20, 2015. (f) District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (Cooperative Extension Programs) aka EUDC The University of the District of Columbia, as the 1862 Land-Grant Institution, is the only applicant eligible for funding under the DCPPERA.

The award recipient may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply for funding provided that such arrangements are necessary to complete the project. 2.

Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University (Section 1444): A.

Eligible Applicants: Applications may be submitted by 1890 Land-Grant Universities, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, that conduct agricultural extension activities in accordance with NARETPA section 1444(a)(1): Alabama A&M University; Tuskegee University; University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff; Delaware State University; Florida A&M University; Fort Valley State University; Kentucky State University; Southern University; University of Maryland ? Eastern Shore; Alcorn State University; Lincoln University; North Carolina A & T State University; Langston University; South Carolina State University; Tennessee State University; Prairie View A&M University; Virginia State University; and West Virginia State University.

Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R.

2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution.

Institutions may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply for funding provided that such arrangements are necessary to complete the project or activity. 3.

SMITH-LEVER 3(d): (a) Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) (ENUT Nutrition Education): Applications may be submitted by State colleges and universities in accordance with Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act: Auburn University; Alabama A & M University; Tuskegee University; University of Alaska; American Samoa Community College; University of Arizona; University of Arkansas; University of Arkansas ? Pine Bluff; University of California; Colorado State University; University of Connecticut; University of Delaware; Delaware State University; University of the District of Columbia; University of Florida; Florida A & M University; University of Georgia; Fort Valley State University; University of Guam; University of Hawaii; University of Idaho; University of Illinois; Purdue University; Iowa State University; Kansas State University; University of Kentucky; Kentucky State University; Louisiana State University; Southern University; University of Maine; University of Maryland (College Park); University of Maryland (Eastern Shore); University of Massachusetts; Michigan State University; College of Micronesia; University of Minnesota; Mississippi State University; Alcorn State University; University of Missouri; Lincoln University; Montana State University; University of Nebraska; University of Nevada; University of New Hampshire; Rutgers University; New Mexico State University; Cornell University; North Carolina State University; North Carolina A & T University; North Dakota State University; Northern Marianas College; Ohio State University; Oklahoma State University; Langston University; Oregon State University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Puerto Rico; University of Rhode Island; Clemson University; South Carolina State University; South Dakota State University; University of Tennessee; Tennessee State University; Texas A&M University; Prairie View A & M University; Utah State University; University of Vermont; University of the Virgin Islands; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Virginia State University; Washington State University; West Virginia University; West Virginia State University; University of Wisconsin; and University of Wyoming.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply for funding provided that such arrangements are necessary to complete the project. (b) Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (c ) Improve Rural Quality of Life Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (d) Farm Safety NOTE: Effective FY 2012, the following programs were consolidated: ? Youth Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project. Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (e) New Technologies at Ag Extension Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (f) Pest Management Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (g) Sustainable Agriculture (SARE-PD) NOTES: (1) Effective Fiscal Year 2014, Programs under Sustainable Agriculture (research, education and extension) were merged into a single program under the research account.

(2) See CFDA Number 10.215 for all pertinent details. (h) Federally Recognized Tribes Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (i) Youth Farm Safety Education & Certification NOTE: Effective FY 2012, the following programs were consolidated: ? Youth Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project. Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (j) EIPM Support Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (k) EIPM Coordination Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. 4.

OTHER EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: (a) Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Applications may be submitted by 1862 and 1890 land-grant institutions.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

An applicant?s failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline will preclude NIFA from making an award. (b) Rural Health and Safety (RHSE) Land-grant colleges and universities that are eligible to receive funds under the Act of July 2, 1862 (7 U.S.C.

301 et seq.), and the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C.

321 et seq.), including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and the University of the District of Columbia. Applications may be submitted by any of the Tribal colleges and universities designated as 1994 Land-Grant Institutions under the Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994, as amended. Award recipients may subward to other organizations provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline will disqualify an applicant from consideration and will result in NIFA returning the application without review or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from reviewing the application and making an award. (c) Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions Applications may be submitted by any of the Tribal colleges and universities designated as 1994 Land-Grant Institutions under the Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994, as amended. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of project goals and objectives.

An applicant?s failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline will result in NIFA returning the application without review or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award. (d) Grants to Youth Serving Institutions (RYD) Pursuant to 7 U.S.C.

Section 7630, only the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, the National 4-H Council, the Boy Scouts of America, and the National FFA Organization are eligible to apply.

NIFA will accept only one application from each organization.

The application must be developed and submitted by the national office of each respective organization.

Rural Youth Development awards will be distributed to each of the four (4) eligible organizations that submits an application in accordance with RFA requirements, if the application is found to be worthy of support through the peer review process.

The amount awarded to each organization will be determined based on review and recommendations of a peer review panel.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

If an applicant fails to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of the application deadline, the application will be at risk of being excluded from NIFA review and will preclude NIFA from making an award. (e) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) The Secretary shall offer to enter into a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with 1 or more appropriate colleges and universities to operate the FARAD program.

(f) Federal Administration (DIRECT APPROPRIATION) Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (g) 1890 Facilities (Section 1447) Eligible applicants under this RFA are the 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University.

They are: Alabama A&M University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Southern University, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Lincoln University, Alcorn State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Langston University, South Carolina State University, Tennessee State University, Prairie View A&M University, Virginia State University, and West Virginia State University. Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R.

2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Extension Programs at the State and county level are available to the general public.

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 Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available as follows: JOINT PROGRAM: Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions - (Special Needs) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-CES-SLSN-Modification-882017.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1890 LGI's and Tuskegee, West Virginia & Central State: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agricultural-extension-programs-1890-institutions Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/fy2017-efnep-rfa https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-webneers Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/youth-farm-safety-education-and-certification-program New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE) https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (CYFAR); Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) and Professional Development Technology Assistance (CYFAR-PDTA): Sustainable Community Projects (SCP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects Military: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-military https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/cyfar-4-h-military-partnership-professional-development-and-technical-assistance Professional and Technical Assistance (PDTA): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-professional-development-and-technical Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (aka Tribal Colleges Extension Program) (TCEP) and Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se Renewable Resources Extension Act Program - (RREA) and National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/renewable-resources-extension-act-capacity-grant https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse 1890 Facilities Grant Program (and Renewals): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) http://www.farad.org/ Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities Healthy Homes Partnership: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/healthy-homes-partnership RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Competitive, Non-Competitive and/or Capacity Requests for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details.

RFAs are generally released annually.

Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available.

Any specific instructions in the Competitive and/or Capacity RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. All RFAs are published on the Agency?s website and Grants.gov.

Applicants must complete the Grants.gov registration process.

his program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372. GENERAL PERTINENT DETAILS: 1.

SMITH-LEVER 3(b) & (c): (a) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions [(aka 3b & c Capacity Funds), formerly known as 'Formula' funds)] Pre-award form submissions must be submitted to the Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions program as a ?new? application on the www.grants.gov website.

As noted in the Capacity Request for Applications (Capacity RFA), these application packages complement, rather than duplicate, the information collected via the Plan of Work (POW) system, and together satisfy all legislative and regulatory pre-award requirements. Section 202 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) amended the Smith-Lever Act and the Hatch Act to require approved plans of work for agricultural extension and research activities at 1862 Land-grant Institutions in order to receive Federal funding.

Therefore, each 1862 Land-grant Institution must submit both a 5-Year Plan of Work Update (i.e., submitted each year as an update) and an Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results.

Both reports were due by April 1.

(b) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (Special Needs) : Pre-award form submissions must be submitted to Special Needs Program as a ?new? application on the www.grants.gov website.

As noted in the Capacity Request for Applications (Capacity RFA), these application packages complement, rather than duplicate, the information collected via the Plan of Work (POW) system, and together satisfy all legislative and regulatory pre-award requirements. Section 202 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) amended the Smith-Lever Act and the Hatch Act to require approved plans of work for agricultural extension and research activities at 1862 Land-grant Institutions in order to receive Federal funding.

Therefore, each 1862 Land-grant Institution must submit both a 5-Year Plan of Work Update (i.e., submitted each year as an update) and an Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results.

Both reports were due by April 1.

(c) Smith-Lever Special Needs Program : Pertinent info to be determined at a later date. (d) CSRS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET CSRS Retirement): This program is no longer funded by NIFA.

The deadline for the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) was October 15, 2014. (e) FERS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET FERS Retirement): This program is no longer funded by NIFA.

The deadline for the FY 2016 RFA was July 20, 2015. (f) District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (Cooperative Extension Programs) aka EUDC: Pre-award form submissions must be submitted to the DCPPERA program as a ?new? application on the www.grants.gov website.

As noted in the Capacity Request for Applications (Capacity RFA), these application packages complement, rather than duplicate, the information collected via the Plan of Work (POW) system, and together satisfy all legislative and regulatory pre-award requirements.

Section 105 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) amended the Smith-Lever Act and the Hatch Act to require an approved Plan of Work for extension and research activities at 1862 Land-grant Institutions in order to receive Federal funding.

As stated in the Preface to the Federal Register Notice at 71 FR 4107, ?Although the District of Columbia receives extension funds under the District of Columbia Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act, Public Law 93?471, as opposed to the Smith-Lever Act, NIFA has determined that it should be subject to the POW requirements imposed under these guidelines except where expressly excluded.? Therefore, the University of the District of Columbia must submit both a 5-Year Plan of Work Update (i.e., submitted as an annual update) and an Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results.

Both reports were due April 1. 2.

Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University (Section 1444): Pre-award form submissions must be submitted to the Section 1444 Program as a ?new? application on the www.grants.gov website.

These application packages complement, rather than duplicate, the information collected via the Plan of Work (POW) system, and together satisfy all legislative and regulatory pre-award requirements.

Section 225 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) amended NARETPA to require an approved Plan of Work for agricultural extension and research activities at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions in order to receive Federal funding.

Therefore, each 1890 land-grant institution, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, must submit both a 5-Year Plan of Work Update and an Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results.

Both reports are due April 1. Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R.

2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution. 3.

SMITH-LEVER 3(d): (a) Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) (ENUT Nutrition Education): No Standard Form (SF) 424-A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs, and no Budget Narrative Attachment Form are required for either the initial or the final submissions.

However, the EFNEP-specific forms will be required.

Pre-award form submissions must be submitted to EFNEP as a ?new? application on the www.grants.gov website.

The SF-424M Application Package should include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form (SF) 424M (Mandatory) NIFA Supplemental Information Form Key Contacts Form (b) Youth at Risk (CYFAR): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (c ) Improve Rural Quality of Life Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (d) Farm Safety: NOTE: The following Farm Safety Programs were combined: ? Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification Program; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities -National AgrAbility Project. Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (e) New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. (f) Pest Management: Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (g) Sustainable Agriculture (SARE-PD) NOTE: Effective Fiscal Year 2014, Programs under Sustainable Agriculture (research, education and extension) were merged into a single program under the research account.

See CFDA Number 10.215 for pertinent details. (h) Federally Recognized Tribes: Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (i) Youth Farm Safety Education & Certification: NOTE: The following Farm Safety Programs were combined: ? Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification Program; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities -National AgrAbility Project. Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (j) EIPM Support: Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (k) EIPM Coordination: Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. 4.

OTHER EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: (a) Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA): Application packages complement, rather than duplicate, the information collected via the Plan of Work (POW) system and the Research, Extension, and Education Project Online Reporting Tool (REEport), and together satisfy all legislative and regulatory pre-award requirements.

Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (b) Rural Health and Safety (RHSE): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (c) Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions: Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (d) Grants to Youth Serving Institutions (RYD): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (e) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (f) Federal Administration (DIRECT APPROPRIATION): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

. (g) 1890 Facilities (Section 1447): In accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R.

2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution.

Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions.

Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date.

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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 Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available as follows: JOINT PROGRAM: Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions - (Special Needs) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-CES-SLSN-Modification-882017.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1890 LGI's and Tuskegee, West Virginia & Central State: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agricultural-extension-programs-1890-institutions Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/fy2017-efnep-rfa https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-webneers Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/youth-farm-safety-education-and-certification-program New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE) https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (CYFAR); Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) and Professional Development Technology Assistance (CYFAR-PDTA): Sustainable Community Projects (SCP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects Military: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-military https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/cyfar-4-h-military-partnership-professional-development-and-technical-assistance Professional and Technical Assistance (PDTA): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-professional-development-and-technical Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (aka Tribal Colleges Extension Program) (TCEP) and Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se Renewable Resources Extension Act Program - (RREA) and National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/renewable-resources-extension-act-capacity-grant https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse 1890 Facilities Grant Program (and Renewals): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) http://www.farad.org/ Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities Healthy Homes Partnership: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/healthy-homes-partnership RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

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 Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available as follows: JOINT PROGRAM: Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions - (Special Needs) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-CES-SLSN-Modification-882017.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1890 LGI's and Tuskegee, West Virginia & Central State: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agricultural-extension-programs-1890-institutions Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/fy2017-efnep-rfa https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-webneers Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/youth-farm-safety-education-and-certification-program New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE) https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (CYFAR); Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) and Professional Development Technology Assistance (CYFAR-PDTA): Sustainable Community Projects (SCP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects Military: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-military https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/cyfar-4-h-military-partnership-professional-development-and-technical-assistance Professional and Technical Assistance (PDTA): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-professional-development-and-technical Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (aka Tribal Colleges Extension Program) (TCEP) and Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se Renewable Resources Extension Act Program - (RREA) and National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/renewable-resources-extension-act-capacity-grant https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse 1890 Facilities Grant Program (and Renewals): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) http://www.farad.org/ Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities Healthy Homes Partnership: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/healthy-homes-partnership RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

SPECIAL NOTES: (1) Numerous Programs are funded under CFDA 10.500. Most of the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) grants were issued under the general authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 343 (d) (2) Listed below are several programs, which are indicative of the types of projects currently funded under CFDA 10.500. However, please be advised that the listing is NOT exhaustive. 1. SMITH-LEVER 3(b) & (c): (a) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (aka 3b & c Capacity Grants - formerly known as Formula Funds) Sections 3(b) and 3(c) of the Smith-Lever Act provide funding for agricultural extension programs at 1862 Land-grant universities. (b) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (Special Needs) Sections 3(b)(1) and 8 of the Smith-Lever Act provide the basis of funding special needs agricultural extension programs at 1862 Land-grant institutions. (c) Smith-Lever Special Needs Program Section 7129 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA), re-authorizes Section 3(b) & (c) of the Smith?Lever Act, allowing the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), to conduct competitive grant programs to State Extension Services at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions to support innovative, education-based approaches to addressing emergency preparedness and specific responses related to natural and man-made disasters. (d) CSRS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET CSRS Retirement) Funds available for distribution under the Smith-Lever Act, Section 3(b) and (c), statutory formula. (e) FERS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET FERS Retirement) Federal funds are available for distribution under the Smith-Lever Act, Section 3(b) and (c), statutory formula. (f) District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (Cooperative Extension Programs) aka EUDC Sections 208 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act provides, in pertinent part, that ?In the administration of ? the Act of August 30,1890 (7 U.S.C. 321-326, 328) (known as the Second Morrill Act), ? the University [of the District of Columbia] shall be considered to be a university established for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts in accordance with the provisions of the Act of July 2, 1862 (7 U.S.C. 301-305, 307, 308) (known as the First Morrill Act); and the term 'State', is used in the laws and provisions of law listed in the preceding, paragraphs of this section shall include the District of Columbia. ? In the administration of the Act of May 8, 1914 (7 U.S.C. 341-346, 347a-349) (known as the Smith-Lever Act) ? the University [of the District of Columbia] shall be considered to be a university established for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts in accordance with the provisions of the Act of July 2, 1862 (7 U.S.C. 301- 305, 307,308); and ? the term 'State' as used in such Act of May 8, 1949, shall include the District of Columbia, except that the District of Columbia shall not be eligible to receive any sums appropriated under section 3 of such Act. ? In lieu of an authorization of appropriations for the District of Columbia under section 3 of such Act of May 8, 1914, there is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to provide cooperative agricultural extension work in the District of Columbia under such Act. Any reference in such Act (other than section 3 thereof) to funds appropriated under such Act shall in the case of the District of Columbia be considered a reference to funds appropriated under this subsection.? Therefore, this grant funds the development of practical applications of research knowledge and giving of instruction and practical demonstrations of existing or improved practices or technologies in agriculture, uses of solar energy with respect to agriculture, home economics, and rural energy, and subjects relating thereto to persons not attending the University of the District of Columbia, and imparting information on those subjects through demonstrations, publications, and otherwise and for the necessary printing and distribution of information in connection with the subjects. Section 7417 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-234) amended section 208 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act to eliminate any matching requirement for the extension formula funds provided to the University of the District of Columbia, effective October 1, 2008. 2. Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and (newly designated) Central State University (Section 1444) (7 U.S.C. 3221) Section 1444 of the National Agricultural Research,, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act Of 1977 (NARETPA), enacted as Title XIV of Public Law 95?113 (The Food and Agriculture Act of 1977) on Sept. 29, 1977, is also known as the Section 1444 Program. This law provides the basis for Federal funding for agricultural extension activities at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and Central State University. 3. SMITH-LEVER 3(d): (a) Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) (ENUT Nutrition Education) Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act provides that the Secretary of Agriculture may fund extension work in the several States, Territories, and possessions. Section 1425 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (as amended) (7 U.S.C. 3175) provides the statutory formula for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). This program supports Federal funding for extension activities associated with disseminating the results of food and nutrition research performed or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enable low-income individuals and families to engage in nutritionally sound food purchase and preparation practices. Funding extends to EFNEP at State land-grant colleges established under the Morrill Act of July 2, 1862, as amended, and the Morrill Act of August 30, 1890, as amended, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University. Section 7116 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) amended Section 1425 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3175) to accomplish various goals as indicated in Part I.A. of the Capacity Grant Request for Application (Capacity RFA). (b) Youth at Risk Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (c ) Improve Rural Quality of Life Represents a new program: Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (d) Farm Safety See 7 U.S.C. 343 (d). Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (e) New Technologies at Ag Extension See 7 U.S.c. 343 (d). Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (f) Pest Management Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (g) Sustainable Agriculture (SARE-PD) Effective FY 2014 this Program was consolidated under Research. See CFDA 10.215 for pertinent details. (h) Federally Recognized Tribes See 7 U.S.C. 343 (d). Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (i) Youth Farm Safety Education & Certification See 7 U.S.C. 343 (d). Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (j) EIPM Support Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (k) EIPM Coordination Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. 4. OTHER EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: (a) Renewable Resources Extension Act The Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-306, 92 Stat. 349, 16 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.) provides for an expanded and comprehensive extension program for forest and rangeland renewable resources. The majority of the appropriated funds are distributed to eligible institutions based on a formula that considers the geographic extent, ecosystem productivity, economic contribution, and population for each state. Since FY 2002, a small amount of these funds have been used to fund National Focus Fund Projects which have served to expand comprehensive extension programs for forest and rangeland renewable resources on a national, regional, or multi-institutional scale through better program coordination, innovative technologies, and extension models that can be easily duplicated. (b) Rural Health and Safety The authority for this program is under Section 502 (i) of Title V of the Rural Development Act of 1972, as amended (7 U.S.C. 2662). The Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8) appropriates funds under Division A, Title I. The Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Program addresses the Individual and Family Health Education component of the authorization. (c) Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions This program is authorized under Section 534(b) of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 201 note), as amended by the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) (7 U.S.C. 7601). This section amends Section 3 of the Act of May 8, 1914 (Smith-Lever Act) (7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.), as amended. Under this authority, appropriated funds are to be awarded to the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (hereinafter referred to as 1994 institutions) for Extension work and funds are to be distributed on the basis of a competitive application process. (d) Grants to Youth Serving Institutions Title IV of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7630) authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to make grants to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the National 4-H Council (4-H Council), and the National FFA Organization (FFA). Section 7309 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act (FCEA) of 2008 reauthorized 7 U.S.C. 7630, which was also amended to provide additional flexibility in content delivery to each organization receiving funds and to allow recipients to redistribute all or part of the funds to individual councils or local chapters without further need of approval from the Secretary. In FY 2009, Terms and Conditions of these awards should facilitate the redistribution without further need of approval. The Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8) appropriates funds under Division A, Title I ?for grants to youth organizations pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 7630.? (e) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) Title VI Section 604 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7642) states that -The Secretary of Agriculture shall continue operation of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database program (referred to in this section as the ?FARAD program?) through contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements with appropriate colleges or universities. (f) Federal Administration DIRECT APPROPRIATION Pertinent details will be provided at a future date. (g) 1890 Facilities (Section 1447) Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 1447 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (NARETPA) [7 U.S.C. 3222b], and reauthorized by Section 7123 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246) grants will be awarded under the Facilities Grants Program to the 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University. The Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 appropriates funds under Division A, Title I. (h) Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnership Grants Program (aka ARPA and RME): Section 133 of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (ARPA), (Pub. L. 106-224), amended the Federal Crop Insurance Act to add section 524(a)(3); [7 U.S.C. Section 1501 as amended by section 132(a) and section 524]; which requires the Secretary, acting through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), to establish a competitive grants program for the purpose of educating agricultural producers about the full range of risk management activities. Section 524(a) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, 7 U.S.C. 1524(a) was further amended by Section 12026 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, (FCEA)( Pub. L. 110-246), which requires that the Secretary place special emphasis on risk management strategies, education, and specifically targeted outreach. , 7 U.S.C 341-349.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

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 Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFA is available as follows: JOINT PROGRAM: Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions - (Special Needs) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-CES-SLSN-Modification-882017.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1890 LGI's and Tuskegee, West Virginia & Central State: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agricultural-extension-programs-1890-institutions Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/fy2017-efnep-rfa https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-webneers Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/youth-farm-safety-education-and-certification-program New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE) https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (CYFAR); Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) and Professional Development Technology Assistance (CYFAR-PDTA): Sustainable Community Projects (SCP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects Military: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-military https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/cyfar-4-h-military-partnership-professional-development-and-technical-assistance Professional and Technical Assistance (PDTA): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-professional-development-and-technical Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (aka Tribal Colleges Extension Program) (TCEP) and Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se Renewable Resources Extension Act Program - (RREA) and National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/renewable-resources-extension-act-capacity-grant https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse 1890 Facilities Grant Program (and Renewals): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) http://www.farad.org/ Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities Healthy Homes Partnership: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/healthy-homes-partnership RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

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), which are generally published annually. The most current RFA is available as follows: JOINT PROGRAM: Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions - (Special Needs) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-CES-SLSN-Modification-882017.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1890 LGI's and Tuskegee, West Virginia & Central State: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agricultural-extension-programs-1890-institutions Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/fy2017-efnep-rfa https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-webneers Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/youth-farm-safety-education-and-certification-program New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE) https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (CYFAR); Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) and Professional Development Technology Assistance (CYFAR-PDTA): Sustainable Community Projects (SCP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects Military: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-military https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/cyfar-4-h-military-partnership-professional-development-and-technical-assistance Professional and Technical Assistance (PDTA): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-professional-development-and-technical Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (aka Tribal Colleges Extension Program) (TCEP) and Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se Renewable Resources Extension Act Program - (RREA) and National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/renewable-resources-extension-act-capacity-grant https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse 1890 Facilities Grant Program (and Renewals): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) http://www.farad.org/ Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities Healthy Homes Partnership: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/healthy-homes-partnership RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Various. Several Capacity programs are represented under CFDA 10.500. Please refer to the Capacity RFA for specific details. Matching Requirements: SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Competitive and/or Capacity Requests for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Competitive and/or Capacity RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. 1. SMITH-LEVER 3(b) & (c): (a) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions [(aka 3b & c Capacity Grants (formerly known as 'Formula' Funds)]: States are eligible for funds appropriated under this Act according to the following formula: Out of each annual allocation, each State will be entitled to receive a sum of money equal to the sums available from Federal cooperative extension funds for the fiscal year 1962, and subject to the same requirements as to furnishing of equivalent sums by the State, except that amounts heretofore made available to the Secretary for allotment on the basis of special needs shall continue available for use on the same basis. Further, the University of Guam and the University of the Virgin Islands will receive $100,000 each in addition to the sums appropriated for the several States of the United States and Puerto Rico under the provisions of sections 3(b) and 3(c) of the Smith-Lever Act. Of the remainder so appropriated for each fiscal year 20 per cent will be paid to the several States in equal proportions, 40 per cent will be paid to the several States in the proportion that the rural population of each bears to the total rural population of the several States as determined by the census, and the balance will be paid to the several States in the proportion that the farm population of each bears to the total farm population of the several States as determined by the census. Any appropriation made under sections 3(b) and 3(c) of the Smith-Lever Act will be allotted in the first and succeeding years on the basis of the decennial census current at the time the appropriation is first made, and as to any increase, on the basis of decennial census current at the time such increase is first appropriated. Cost Sharing or Matching Section 3(e)(1) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(e)(1)) states, with regard to institutions in the 50 states, ?no allotment shall be made to a State under subsection (b) or (c), and no payments from the allotment shall be made to a State, in excess of the amount that the State makes available out of non-Federal funds for cooperative extension work.? However, section 3(e)(4) of the Smith-Lever Act (U.S.C. 343(e)(4)) provides that ?Effective beginning for fiscal year 2003, in lieu of the matching funds requirement of paragraph (1), the insular areas of [American Samoa,] the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, [Micronesia, the Northern Marians Islands,] and the Virgin Islands of the United States shall provide matching funds from non-Federal sources in an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the formula funds distributed by the Secretary to each of the insular areas, respectively, under this section..... The Secretary may waive the matching fund requirement [of 50 percent] for any fiscal year if the Secretary determines that the government of the insular area will be unlikely to meet the matching requirement for the fiscal year.? (b) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (Special Needs) : Funds will be distributed to the institutions on a quarterly basis. See Appendix A of the Capacity Request for Applications (RFA) for the specific allocation. Cost Sharing or Matching 1862 Land-grant Institutions in the 50 States must match 100 percent of the Special Needs funds they receive with funds from non-Federal sources such as State or county appropriations. The matching must be in the form of cash. Matching funds must be used for extension activities approved in the eligible institution?s 5-Year Plan of Work. (c) Smith-Lever Special Needs Program : Cost Sharing or Matching Pursuant to rules and policies governing Section 3(b) & (c) of the Smith?Lever Act, as amended through Public Law 107-293, no allotment shall be made to a State under subsection (b) or (c), and no payments from the allotment shall be made to a State, in excess of the amount that the State makes available out of non-Federal funds for cooperative extension work. 1. To comply with the matching requirements of the Special Needs Program, applicants are required to provide 100 percent matching funds from non-federal sources for all proposed federal funds sought in the application. In-kind and third party contributions are not allowed for the Smith-Lever Special Needs program. Grant awards cannot be issued until ALL required matching has been documented and verified. 2. Matching Alternative.? Extension Directors may certify an offset of guaranteed non-Federal funds to your application. The signed certification of offset must be scanned and included as a PDF attachment (see Part IV.,B.,2.,c.,(1) for specific instructions). 3. Matching Exception.? Insular Areas: In lieu of the matching funds requirement, the insular areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States shall provide matching funds from non-Federal sources in an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the grants awarded. The Secretary may waive this matching fund requirement for any fiscal year if the Secretary determines that the government of the insular area will be unlikely to meet the matching requirement for the fiscal year. Insular applicants may submit a waiver request as a PDF attachment to the application (see Part IV.,B.,2.,c.,(2) for specific instructions). For all projects: Matching: Applications shall include written verification of commitments of matching support from non-federal sources. Written verification means: The sources and the amount of all matching support from outside the applicant organization should be summarized on a separate page and placed in the application as a part of the Budget Justification attachment (see Field K on the Form SF 424 (R&R) Budget). Include the matching amount, the budget category for the match, and detail how the matching support, from each source, will be used (e.g., salary and position supported). Additionally, all pledge agreements must be included as a PDF attachment in Field K as well. The value of applicant contributions to the project shall be established in accordance with the applicable cost principles. Applicants should refer to OMB Circulars A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions; A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Tribal Governments; 2 CFR Part 215, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations (OMB Circular A?110); for further guidance and other requirements relating to allowable costs. (d) CSRS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET CSRS Retirement): This program is no longer funded by NIFA. The deadline for the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) was October 15, 2014. (e) FERS Retirement Contributions Program (aka ERET FERS Retirement): This program is no longer funded by NIFA. The deadline for the FY 2016 RFA was July 20, 2015. (f) District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (Cooperative Extension Programs) aka EUDC: There is no matching requirement for these funds. 2. Agricultural Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University (Section 1444): The 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, are eligible for funds appropriated under this Act according to the following formula: Any funds annually appropriated under NARETPA section 1444 up to the amount appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978, pursuant to section 3(d) of the Act of May 8, 1914, as amended, for eligible institutions, will be allocated among the eligible institutions in the same proportion as funds appropriated under section 3(d) of the Act of May 8, 1914, as amended, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978, are allocated among the eligible institutions. Of the funds in excess of that amount, 20 per cent will be allotted among the eligible institutions in equal proportions; 40 per cent will be allotted among the eligible institutions in the proportion that the rural population of the State in which each eligible institution is located bears to the total rural population of all the States in which eligible institutions are located, as determined by the last preceding decennial census current at the time each such additional sum is first appropriated; and the balance will be allotted amount the eligible institutions in the proportion that the farm population of the State in which each eligible institution is located bears to the total farm population of all the States in which the eligible institutions are located, as determined by the last preceding decennial census current at the time each such additional sum is first appropriated. For purposes of computing the distribution, the allotments to Tuskegee University and Alabama A&M University will be determined as if each institution were in a separate State. Cost Sharing or Matching NARETPA section 1449 (7 U.S.C. 3222d) states that ?the State shall provide matching funds from non-Federal sources. Such matching funds shall be for an amount equal to not less than ... 100 percent of the formula [capacity grant] funds to be distributed to the eligible institution for fiscal year 2007 and each fiscal year thereafter. ... Notwithstanding [redistributing the funds], the Secretary may waive the matching funds requirement ... above the 50 percent level for any fiscal year for an eligible institution of a State if the Secretary determines that the State will be unlikely to satisfy the matching requirement.? 7 CFR 3419.1 defines ?matching funds? as ?funds from non-Federal sources made available by the State to the eligible institutions ... [for] programs or activities that fall within the purposes of agricultural research and cooperative extension under sections 1444 and 1445 of NARETPA ...or [for] qualifying educational activities. Matching funds means cash contributions and excludes in-kind matching contributions.? It defines ?non-Federal sources? as ?funds made available by the State to the eligible institution either through direct appropriation or under any authority (other than authority to charge tuition and fees paid by students) provided by a State to an eligible institution to raise revenue, such as gift acceptance authority or user fees.? Finally, it defines ?qualifying educational activities? as ?programs that address food and agricultural sciences components of an eligible institution.? 7 CFR 3419.6 states that ?The required matching funds for the formula programs shall be used by an eligible institution for agricultural research and extension activities that have been approved in the plan of work required under sections 1444(d) and 1445(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977... or for .. qualifying education activities.? Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R. 2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution. 3. SMITH-LEVER 3(d): (a) Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) (ENUT Nutrition Education): Section 7116 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) amended Section 1425 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3175) to accomplish the following: Notwithstanding section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act of May 8, 1914 [7 U.S.C. 343(d)] for administration, technical, and other services for coordinating the extension work of the Department and the several States, Territories, and possessions the remainder shall be allocated among the States as follows: 1. 1862 Institutions shall receive a base in an amount equaling their FY 1981 allocation. 2. Four percent (4%) shall be available for administrative expenses. 3. $100,000 will be distributed to each 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Institution including the University of the District of Columbia. 4. Effective fiscal year (FY) 2009 ? 10 percent of funds appropriated for EFNEP in excess of funds appropriated will be allocated to the 1890 Institutions in an amount that bearing the same ratio to the population living at or below 125 percent of the poverty level (as prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget and as adjusted pursuant to section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C.9902(2))) in the State where the 1890 Institution is located; bears to the total population living at or below 125 percent of the poverty level in all States where 1890 Institutions are located; as determined by the most recent decennial census at the time when the appropriated amount first exceeds levels appropriated for EFNEP. The FY 2009 rate of 10 percent is to increase by 1 percentage point annually until FY 2014 ? maxing out at 15 percent and remaining at that level for every year thereafter. 5. The remainder will be allocated to each 1862 Land-Grant Institutions in an amount that bears the same ratio to the total amount allocated as the population living at or below 125 percent of the poverty level in the State; bears to the total population living at or below 125 percent of the poverty level in all States; as determined by the most recent decennial census at the time at which each such additional amount is first appropriated. Cost Sharing or Matching There is no cost-sharing or matching requirement for these funds. (b) Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions. Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. . (c ) Improve Rural Quality of Life: Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions. Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. . (d) Farm Safety: NOTE: The following Farm Safety Programs were combined: ? Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification Program; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities -National AgrAbility Project. Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions. Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. . (e) New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions. Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. . (f) Pest Management: Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). (g) Sustainable Agriculture (SARE-PD): NOTE: Effective Fiscal Year 2014, Programs under Sustainable Agriculture (research, education and extension) were merged into a single program under the research account. See CFDA Number 10.215 for pertinent details. (h) Federally Recognized Tribes: Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions. Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. . (i) Youth Farm Safety Education & Certification: NOTE: The following Farm Safety Programs were combined: ? Farm Safety; ? Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification Program; and ? Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities -National AgrAbility Project. Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions. Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. . (j) EIPM Support: Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). (k) EIPM Coordination: Program was consolidated under CFDA # 10.329, Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM). 4. OTHER EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: (a) Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA): The majority of the appropriated funds are distributed to eligible institutions based on a formula that considers the geographic extent, ecosystem productivity, economic contribution, and population for each state. Since FY 2002, a small amount of these funds have been used to fund National Focus Fund Projects. (RREA-NFF). NIFA does not require matching support for this program and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. (b) Rural Health and Safety (RHSE): The Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program provides funds to meet national goals for addressing the health and access needs of rural Americans. NIFA does not require matching or cost sharing support for this program and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. NIFA has determined that grant funds awarded under this authority may not be used for the renovation or refurbishment of research, education, or extension space; the purchase or installation of fixed equipment in such space; or the planning, repair, rehabilitation, acquisition, or construction of buildings or facilities. (c) Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (TCEP): Appropriated funds are to be awarded to the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions for Extension work and funds are to be distributed on the basis of a competitive application process. NIFA does not require matching support for this program, and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. Under the TCEP, the use of grant funds to plan, acquire, or construct a building or facility, or to acquire land, is not allowed. With prior approval, in accordance with the cost principles set forth in OMB Circular No. A-21, grant funds may be used to purchase equipment, or for improvements, alterations, renovations, or repairs to land, buildings, or equipment, deemed necessary to retrofit existing spaces and resources in order to carry out a funded project under this grant. However, requests to use grant funds for such purposes must demonstrate that such expenditures are incidental to the major purpose for which the grant request is made and no more than twenty-five percent of the project budget may be used to purchase equipment. Any equipment purchased with Federal funds is the property of the grantee or the subgrantee, as appropriate. (d) Grants to Youth Serving Institutions (RYD): This Program has not been funded for several years. (e) Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions. Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. . (f) Federal Administration (DIRECT APPROPRIATION): Refer to the most current Request for Applications (RFA) for specific instructions. Pertinent details to be reflected in the CFDA database at a future date. . (g) 1890 Facilities (Section 1447): NIFA assessed four percent (4%) of the appropriated amount for Federal Administration, distributed sixty percent (60%) of the balance equally, and distributed the remaining forty percent (40%) based on the formula found in Section 1444 of NAREPTA of 1977, as amended (Pub. L. No. 95-113). Within each institution, the research, teaching and extension programs must each receive at least 20 percent of the annual allocation. The remaining 40 percent may be allocated based on institutional needs for research, teaching, or extension. No more than 60 percent of the total allocation should be directed to research, teaching, or extension. However, if there are unique situations in your institution which warrant a deviation from these guidelines, we will consider requests for reallocation. Such reallocations must be justified by the submission of a situation statement which describes the research, teaching, and extension facilities needs in your institution and how previously available Federal funds were utilized. NIFA does not require matching support for this program and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. The obligation and expenditure of funds awarded under these grants are limited to equipment, land, buildings and other related costs which are or will be used in the administration and conduct of approved research, teaching and extension activities. In accordance with NARETPA Section 1447 (e), funds provided for this program may not be used for the payment of any overhead costs of the eligible institutions. Further, in accordance with Section 7129 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (House Conference Report 113-333, to accompany H.R. 2642), Central State University has the Designation as 1890 Institution. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The statutory time limits, project periods, including no-cost extensions of time, varies: ? For some of the projects, funds must be fully expended in the fiscal year of appropriation. ? For some projects, funds may be carried over for up to one (10 year after the end of the year for which they were appropriated. ? For other projects, the statutory time limit may range from one (1) to five (5) years. NOTE: The applicable statutory time limit is reflected in the Award document and the Award Terms and Conditions. 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 Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available as follows: JOINT PROGRAM: Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions - (Special Needs) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-CES-SLSN-Modification-882017.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1890 LGI's and Tuskegee, West Virginia & Central State: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agricultural-extension-programs-1890-institutions Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/fy2017-efnep-rfa https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-webneers Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/youth-farm-safety-education-and-certification-program New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE) https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (CYFAR); Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) and Professional Development Technology Assistance (CYFAR-PDTA): Sustainable Community Projects (SCP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects Military: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-military https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/cyfar-4-h-military-partnership-professional-development-and-technical-assistance Professional and Technical Assistance (PDTA): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-professional-development-and-technical Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (aka Tribal Colleges Extension Program) (TCEP) and Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se Renewable Resources Extension Act Program - (RREA) and National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/renewable-resources-extension-act-capacity-grant https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse 1890 Facilities Grant Program (and Renewals): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) http://www.farad.org/ Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities Healthy Homes Partnership: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/healthy-homes-partnership RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. 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 Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-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 Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-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). 1890 Facilities Terms and Conditions (dated May, 2017). (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. 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

12-0502-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 17 $831,521,705; FY 18 est $520,232,707; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available - SPECIAL NOTES: (1) 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. (2) Previously numerous programs were included in CFDA # 10.500, for the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). During Fiscal Year 2017, ten (10) new CFDA numbers were created, which was part of an initiative to break out the separate programs contained in CFDA # 10.500 (CES). NIFA?s implementation will become effective for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Request for Applications (RFAs) and new awards for the following programs: CFDA # 10.511: (1) Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions (including Special Needs) (aka 1862 CES); (2) District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (aka DCPPERA); Joint RFAs have been published in recent years. and (3) Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (aka SLSNCGP). CFDA # 10.512: Agriculture Extension at 1890 Land-grant Institutions (aka 1890 LGIs ? Section 1444) CFDA # 10.513: 1890 Facilities Grant Program (including Renewals) CFDA # 10.514: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (aka EFNEP) CFDA # 10.515: Renewable Resources Extension Act (including National Focus Fund Projects) (aka RREA and RREA-NFF) CFDA # 10.516: Rural Health and Safety Education (aka RHSE) CFDA # 10.517: Tribal Colleges Extension Program (including Special Emphasis) (aka Extension Services as 1994 Institutions, TCEP and TCEP-SE) and Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) CFDA # 10.518: Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (aka FARAD) CFDA # 10.520: Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnership Competitive Grants Program (aka ARME and/or RME) CFDA # 10.521: Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk (including Sustainable Community Projects and Professional Development and Technical Assistance) (aka CYFAR; CYFAR-SCP and CYFAR-PDTA) and CYFAR ? Military Partnerships.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

If minimum or maximum amounts of funding per the 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). The most current RFAs are available as follows: JOINT PROGRAM: Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions - (Special Needs) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-CES-SLSN-Modification-882017.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1890 LGI's and Tuskegee, West Virginia & Central State: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agricultural-extension-programs-1890-institutions Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/fy2017-efnep-rfa https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-webneers Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/youth-farm-safety-education-and-certification-program New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE) https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (CYFAR); Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) and Professional Development Technology Assistance (CYFAR-PDTA): Sustainable Community Projects (SCP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects Military: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-military https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/cyfar-4-h-military-partnership-professional-development-and-technical-assistance Professional and Technical Assistance (PDTA): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-professional-development-and-technical Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (aka Tribal Colleges Extension Program) (TCEP) and Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se Renewable Resources Extension Act Program - (RREA) and National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/renewable-resources-extension-act-capacity-grant https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse 1890 Facilities Grant Program (and Renewals): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) http://www.farad.org/ Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities Healthy Homes Partnership: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/healthy-homes-partnership RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

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. Represents additional updates for Section # 153 Websites: http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/smith-lever-special-needs-competitve-grants-program http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-institution-teaching-research-and-extension-capacity-building-grants-cbg http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-and-expanded-food-and-nutrition http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-%13-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae http://nifa.usda.gov/program/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-grant-program http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants.

Headquarters Office

USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Food Production and Sustainability, Division of Plant Systems-Protection, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2240, Telephone: (202) 401-4939; Fax: (202) 401-1782. ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Food Production and Sustainablity, Division of Agricultural Systems, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2240, Telephone: (202) 401-0151; Fax: (202) 401-5179; USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Office of the Director, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2201, Telephone: (202) 401-1112; Fax: (202) 690-1290; USDA, NIFA. National Program Leader, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2250, Telephone: (202) 720-9278; Fax: (202) 720-9366; USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, Division of Nutrition, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2225, Telephone: (202) 401-2138; Fax: (202) 401-6488; USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment, Division of Global Climate Change, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2210, Telephone: (202) 401-4926; Fax: (202) 401-1705; USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, Division of Youth and 4-H, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2250, Telephone: (202) 690-4568; Fax: (202) 720-9366; USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, Division of Community and Education, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2250, Telephone: (202) 720-2324; Fax: (202) 720-2030; USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment ? Division of Environmental Systems, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2210, Telephone: (202) 720-5229; Fax: (202) 720-3945; AND USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2250, Telephone: (202) 720-4795; Fax: (202) 720-9366., Washington , District of Columbia 20250-2240 Email: Policy@nifa.usda.gov Phone: (202) 401-4939 Fax: (202) 401-1782

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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. Within guidelines established for the program as described in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive Request for Application (RFA). The most current RFAs are available as follows: JOINT PROGRAM: Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions and District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-grant Institutions - (Special Needs) (Capacity): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-CES-SLSN-Modification-882017.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1890 LGI's and Tuskegee, West Virginia & Central State: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agricultural-extension-programs-1890-institutions Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/fy2017-efnep-rfa https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-webneers Farm Safety and Youth Safety Education and Certification https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/youth-farm-safety-education-and-certification-program New Technologies at Ag Extension (NTAE) https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/new-technologies-ag-extension-ntae Children, Youth, and Families At- Risk (CYFAR); Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) and Professional Development Technology Assistance (CYFAR-PDTA): Sustainable Community Projects (SCP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/children-youth-and-families-risk-cyfar-sustainable-community-projects Military: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-military https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/cyfar-4-h-military-partnership-professional-development-and-technical-assistance Professional and Technical Assistance (PDTA): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/archive-children-youth-and-families-risk-professional-development-and-technical Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (aka FRTEP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/federally-recognized-tribes-extension-program-frtep-formerly-extension-indian Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions (aka Tribal Colleges Extension Program) (TCEP) and Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-services-program-capacity-tcep https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/tribal-colleges-extension-program-special-emphasis-tcep-se Renewable Resources Extension Act Program - (RREA) and National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/renewable-resources-extension-act-capacity-grant https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff Rural Health and Safety (aka Rural Health & Safety Education): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse 1890 Facilities Grant Program (and Renewals): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/1890-facilities-grants-program-renewals Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) http://www.farad.org/ Agriculture Risk Management Education Program (aka RME Program): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-risk-management-education-partnerships-arme-competitive-grants Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: National AgrAbility Project: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities Healthy Homes Partnership: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/healthy-homes-partnership RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Capacity, Competitive, and/or Non-Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.



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