National Agricultural Library

To serve as the Nation's Chief Agricultural information resource by providing agricultural information products and services through traditional library functions and through modern electronic dissemination to agencies of the USDA, public organizations, and individuals.



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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Office of the Director, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351.

Telephone: (301) 504-6780.

Use the same number for FTS.

Contact: Extramural Agreements Division.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Ithaka Harbors, Inc. $ 7,000   2016-04-222017-04-22
American Institutes For Research In The Behavioral Sciences $ 87,643   2015-08-172016-02-29
University Of Arkansas $ 576,828   2009-06-012014-05-31
University Of Arkansas $ 576,828   2009-06-012014-05-31
Montana State University $ 10,000   2009-05-012013-09-30
University Of Arkansas System $ 613,878   2004-06-012009-05-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Anyone can use the services.

Publications in the library collection are available through interlibrary loan or photo-reproduction, and the library facilities are open to anyone wishing to use them.

No Restrictions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individuals, State and local governments, educational organizations, research societies, business and industry including those located in the U.S.

Territories.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals, State and local governments, educational organizations, research societies, business and industry including those located in the U.S. Territories.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Apply by letter to the Office of Associate Director, Public Services Division, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

5 U.S.C. 301, 552, 5946; 7 U.S.C. 450b, 450i, 2201, 2202, 2204, 2206, 2244, 2264, 2265, and 3318.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grants and Cooperative Agreements.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Performance Reports.

No cash reports are required.

The frequency is outlined in the terms of the Agreement.

The frequency is outlined in the terms of the Agreement.

The frequency is outlined in the terms of the Agreement.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1400-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $23,000,000; FY 17 est $24,000,000; and FY 18 est $22,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

'Guide to the Services of the National Agricultural Library.'

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Office of the Director, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351. Telephone: (301) 504-6780. Use the same number for FTS. Contact: Extramural Agreements Division.

Headquarters Office

Kathleen S. Townson, 5601 Sunnyside Ave, MS-5110, Betsville, Maryland 20705 Email: kathleen.townson@ars.usda.gov Phone: (301) 504-1702.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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