Smith-Lever Funding (Various Programs)

1862 Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions(Smith-Lever) (1862 CES Capacity) University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganizational Act Program (DCPPERA):

The purpose of this funding is to conduct cooperative agricultural extension
work.

Funding for the Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions authorized under the Smith-Lever Act section 3(b) and (c) (SLBC) and the University of the District of Columbia under the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) is 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, 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.



1862 Smith-Lever Special Needs Capacity Grants Program (SLSN):

The purpose of this capacity grant program is to increase the level of agricultural extension activities and reach out to new audiences and to support innovative, education-based approaches to addressing emergency preparedness and specific responses related to natural and human-made disasters.

Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: (SLSNCGP):

The purpose of this competitive program is 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 human-made disasters.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Not applicable.

Fiscal Year 2017: Not applicable.

Fiscal Year 2018: Pertinent details will be provided by Program at a future date. SPECIAL NOTE: Previously included in CFDA # 10.500, for the Cooperative Extension Service (CES).

This represents a newly created CFDA number, 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.


Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - None.

Section # 153 - Additional Websites: 1862 CES Capacity: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant 1862 Capacity (SLSN): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1862 Smith-Lever Competitive (SLSNCGP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/smith-lever-special-needs-competitive-grants-program.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
College Of Micronesia Land Grant Program $ 2,928,281   2020-10-012025-09-30
Utah State University $ 186,376   2020-10-012025-09-30
University Of Vermont & State Agricultural College $ 22,694   2020-10-012025-09-30
University Of Wyoming $ 87,902   2020-10-012025-09-30
University Of Vermont & State Agricultural College $ 3,984,734   2020-10-012025-09-30
University Of Wisconsin System $ 19,146,820   2020-10-012025-09-30
University Of Wyoming $ 3,476,650   2020-10-012025-09-30
University System Of New Hampshire $ 3,735,494   2020-10-012025-09-30
Utah State University $ 3,686,346   2020-10-012025-09-30
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University $ 15,462,412   2020-10-012025-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2017: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2018: Pertinent details will be provided by Program at a future date. SPECIAL NOTE: Previously included in CFDA # 10.500, for the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). This represents a newly created CFDA number, 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.

Uses and Use Restrictions

USES: 1862 CES Capacity (Smith-Lever) and DCPPERA: Funding for the Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions authorized under the Smith-Lever Act section 3(b) and (c) (SLBC) and the University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA) under Section 208 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act is to be used 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, 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.

Program and Extension Activities - Smith-Lever Act sections 3(b) and 3(c) Federal funding may only be used for extension programs and an activity identified in the institution?s approved 5-Year Plan of Work.

1862 Special Needs Capacity Grants Program (SLSN): 1862 Smith Lever Special Needs Capacity funds support extension education initiatives that address risks, hazards and disasters.

The SLSN sponsors targeted projects enable Cooperative Extension Service to assist in preparing for, providing an educational response to, and recovering from disasters.

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

The SLSN increases awareness and capacity building of urban/rural communities? response to natural and/or human-made disasters by increasing individual, family, farms, small business and community disaster preparedness through extension education, as well as collaboration with other agencies and volunteer organizations.

Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (SLSNCGP): SLSNCGP projects to implement applied scientific programs that serve public needs in preparation for, during, and after disaster.

Though national, regional, and/or multi-state efforts are a priority for categories 1-3, highly replicable single-state projects may be considered if they have a strong plan for transferring successful methods to other states.

The SLSNCGP also funds the development of educational programs and demonstration activities focusing on disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

Successful projects in the past have helped extension educators, who normally do not have a disaster extension focus, to have a greater impact in this area.

RESTRICTIONS: 1862 CES Capacity (Smith-Lever) and DCPPERA: 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 grant expenditures. 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. 1862 Smith-Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): (1) Use of Funds Limitation 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. (2) Approved NIFA Special Needs Projects Special Needs federal funding may only be used on extension activities identified in the institution?s approved 5-Year Plan of Work. (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 grant expenditures. Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): Indirect costs and tuition remission are not allowed.

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. You may not use grant funds awarded under this authority to renovate or refurbish research, education, or extension space.

You may not purchase or install fixed equipment in such space or plan, repair, rehabilitate, acquire, or construct buildings or facilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA: Joint Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions applications may only 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.

University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA): Applications may only be submitted by the University of the District of Columbia.

1862 Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): Applications may only 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. Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): Applications may only be submitted by 1862 Land-grant Institutions in the 50 states and the U.S.

territories, American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.

Virgin Islands.

Beneficiary Eligibility

1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA: Joint Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions applications may only 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. University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA): Applications may only be submitted by the University of the District of Columbia. 1862 Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): Applications may only 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. Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): Applications may only be submitted by 1862 Land-grant Institutions in the 50 states and the U.S. territories, American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Credentials/Documentation

Credentials/Documentation (083): 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 Competitive 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 Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available as follows: 1862 CES & DCPPERA: https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20SLBC%20and%20DCPPERA%20modifications.pdf 1862 Smith-Lever Capacity (SLSN): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20CES%201862%20Special%20Needs%20Capacity%20RFA%20-%20MODIFIED%20%2008-30-16.pdf Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY%20%2717%20SLSNCGP%20RFA%20-FINAL.pdf 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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not 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 Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available as follows: 1862 Cooperative Extension Capacity & District of Columbia Postsecondary Re organization Act https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20SLBC%20and%20DCPPERA%20modifications.pdfreorganization-act-program-cooperative 1862 Smith Lever Special Needs Capacity https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20CES%201862%20Special%20Needs%20Capacity%20RFA%20-%20MODIFIED%20%2008-30-16.pdf Competitive Smith Lever Special Needs https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY%20%2717%20SLSNCGP%20RFA%20-FINAL.pdf 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.

Award Procedures

1862 CES Capacity (Smith-Lever), DCPPERA, and 1862 Smith-Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): NIFA will review submitted documents to determine if all program, financial, and administrative requirements have been met and are current. 1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA: https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20SLBC%20and%20DCPPERA%20modifications.pdf 1862 Smith-Lever Capacity (SLSN): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20CES%201862%20Special%20Needs%20Capacity%20RFA%20-%20MODIFIED%20%2008-30-16.pdf 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. Competitive Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): We evaluate each application in a two-part process. First, we screen each application to ensure Competitive Smith-Lever Special Needs:that it meets the administrative requirements as set forth in this RFA. Second, a technical review panel will evaluate applications that meet the administrative requirements. We select reviewers based upon their training and experience in relevant scientific, extension, or education fields, taking into account the following factors: ? 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; ? the need to include experts from various areas of specialization within relevant scientific, education, or extension fields; ? the need to include 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; ? the need to include experts from a variety of organizational types (e.g., colleges, universities, industry, state and federal agencies, and private profit and non-profit organizations) and geographic locations; ? the need to maintain a balanced composition with regard to minority and female representation and an equitable age distribution; and ? the need to include reviewers who can judge the effective usefulness of each application to producers and the general public. After each peer review panel has completed its deliberations, the responsible program staff of SLSNCGP will recommend that your project (a) be approved for support from currently available funds or (b) be declined due to insufficient funds or unfavorable review. SLSNCGP reserves the right to negotiate with the PD/PI and/or with the submitting organization or institution regarding project revisions (e.g., reductions in the scope of work, funding level, period, or method of support) prior to recommending any project for funding. 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.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA): Sections 208 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act provides, in pertinent part, that ?[i]n 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, 1914, 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. ; Smith-Lever Special Needs-Competitive (SLSNCGP): Section 3(b) & (c) of the Smith-Lever Act, Pub. L. No. 63-95 (7 U.S.C. 343) allows 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 human-made disasters. ; Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions(1862 CES Capacity): 7 U.S.C. 341-346, 347a-349 Sections 3(b) and 3(c) of the Smith-Lever Act (program referred to as SLBC) provide funding for agricultural extension programs at 1862 Land-grant universities. ; 1862 Smith-Lever Special Needs Capacity Grants Program (SLSN): 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.

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. 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.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

The most current RFAs are available as follows: 1862 Cooperative Extension & District of Columbia Postsecondary Re organization Act (1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20SLBC%20and%20DCPPERA%20modifications.pdfreorganization-act-program-cooperative 1862 Smith Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20CES%201862%20Special%20Needs%20Capacity%20RFA%20-%20MODIFIED%20%2008-30-16.pdf Competitive Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP) https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY%20%2717%20SLSNCGP%20RFA%20-FINAL.pdf.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: 1862 CES Capacity (Smith-Lever), DCPPERA, 1862 Smith-Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): 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, 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 to be 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. 1862 Smith-Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): 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.? Smith-Lever Special Needs-Competitive (SLSNCGP): Not Applicable. Matching Requirements: Joint Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions (1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA): 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.? University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA): There is no match requirement for the DCPPERA Program. 1862 Smith-Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): 1862 Land-Grant Institutions in the 50 States must match 100 percent (100%) of the SLSN 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 may only be used for extension activities approved in the eligible institution?s five (5) year Plan of Work. Smith-Lever Special Needs-Competitive (SLSNCGP): 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 this program; thus, all of the matching funds must come from the applicant institution (please note that sub-awards/partner match would be considered third party). This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

In accordance with statutory time limits, project periods, including no-cost extensions of time, are as follows: Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): Not to exceed three (3) years. 1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA: Not to exceed five (5) years. Smith Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): Not to exceed five (5) years, Further details are provided in the Award document Form NIFA-2009 and the NIFA General Terms and Conditions Grants and Cooperative Agreements (dated October 2016) at: https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/nifa-general-terms-and-conditions-grants-and-cooperative-agreements-october-2016. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Request for Applications (RFAs) for specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available as follows: 1862 Cooperative Extension & District of Columbia Postsecondary Re organization Act (1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20SLBC%20and%20DCPPERA%20modifications.pdfreorganization-act-program-cooperative 1862 Smith Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20CES%201862%20Special%20Needs%20Capacity%20RFA%20-%20MODIFIED%20%2008-30-16.pdf Competitive Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY%20%2717%20SLSNCGP%20RFA%20-FINAL.pdf 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. 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. Plan of Work (POW): 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 POW 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 (January 25, 2006), ?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 for FY 2017-2021 (i.e., submitted as an annual update) and an Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results. These reports should be submitted online through the NIFA Reporting Portal at the web address http://portal.nifa.usda.gov/portal.

Additional information about the POW is available at http://nifa.usda.gov/tool/pow. 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: For the SLBC and the DCPPERA programs, SF-425 financial reports for the awards whether annual or final, will be due Dec.

31 each year. See http://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant for additional details of annual, final and financial reporting requirements. 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) The details of the reporting requirements are included in the NIFA General Terms and Conditions Grants and Cooperative Agreements (dated October 2016). (2) Further guidance is provided under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and 2 CFR Part 400, USDA?s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

No cash reports are required.

PROGRESS REPORTS: See above for pertinent and specific details.

EXPENDITURE REPORTS: See above for pertinent and specific details.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING: See above for pertinent and specific details.

Audits

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

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 (Discretionary)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $291,195,312 - SPECIAL NOTES: (1) Previously included in CFDA # 10.500, for the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). This represents a newly created CFDA number, 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. (2) 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. (3) The above amount represents the consolidated Smith-Lever 3b&c funding.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

If minimum or maximum amounts of funding per capacity project grant, or cooperative agreement are established, these amounts will be announced in the annual Request for Application (RFA). The most current RFAs are available as follows: 1862 Cooperative Extension Capacity & District of Columbia Postsecondary Reorganization Act (1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20SLBC%20and%20DCPPERA%20modifications.pdfreorganization-act-program-cooperative 1862 Smith Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20CES%201862%20Special%20Needs%20Capacity%20RFA%20-%20MODIFIED%20%2008-30-16.pdf Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY%20%2717%20SLSNCGP%20RFA%20-FINAL.pdf.

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. SMITH-LEVER ACT: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Section # 153 - Additional Websites: 1862 CES Capacity: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant 1862 Capacity (SLSN): https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-sections-3b-and-3c-special-needs-capacity-grant 1862 Smith-Lever Competitive (SLSNCGP): https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/smith-lever-special-needs-competitive-grants-program.

Headquarters Office

USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Food and Production and Sustainability, Division of Agricultural Systems, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2240 ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive Grant Program- USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, Institute of Stop 2240, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 224, Telephone: (202) 720-6059 Fax: (202) 720-9366. , Washington, District of Columbia 20250-2220 Phone: 202-401-4385

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. NIFA will review submitted documents to determine if all program, financial, and administrative requirements have been met and are current within guidelines established for the program as described in the Competitive Request for Application (RFA). The most current RFAs are available as follows: 1862 Cooperative Extension Capacity & District of Columbia Postsecondary Reorganization Act (1862 CES Capacity & DCPPERA): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20SLBC%20and%20DCPPERA%20modifications.pdfreorganization-act-program-cooperative 1862 Smith Lever Special Needs Capacity (SLSN): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY%202017%20CES%201862%20Special%20Needs%20Capacity%20RFA%20-%20MODIFIED%20%2008-30-16.pdf Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive (SLSNCGP): https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY%20%2717%20SLSNCGP%20RFA%20-FINAL.pdf.


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