Technical Agricultural Assistance

To identify international agricultural issues and problems.

To apply the most appropriate solutions.

To increase the capabilities of U.S.

educational institutions and nonprofit agencies in agricultural technical assistance and research.

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Agriculture & Food Systems Institute $ 100,000   2021-10-012026-09-30
World Health Organization $ 500,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
F.a.o. Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations $ 100,000   2021-10-012023-09-30
F.a.o. Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations $ 144,984   2020-10-012022-09-30
Office International Des Epizooties $ 184,745   2018-09-282022-09-30
F.a.o. Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations $ 100,000   2021-01-012021-12-31
Global Child Nutrition Foundation, Inc. $ 305,800   2018-08-202021-10-30
World Coffee Research $ 50,000   2019-09-152021-09-30
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology $ 75,000   2018-09-302021-08-31
University Of Missouri System $ 421,054   2017-09-252020-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Each Notice of Funding Opportunity will describe objectives for funding available under that notice.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher education, state cooperative institutions, non-profit organizations, and public international organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Technical assistance provided through these agreements generally benefits agricultural institutions in specified locations, or supports programming that does so.


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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Notices of Funding Opportunity will be distributed through the USDA/NIFA Office of International Programs and on the USDA ezFedGrants portal at . They will not be posted on

Award Procedures

Proposals are evaluated by a technical review panel, which rates the qualifications of applicants and the merit of proposals.


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


National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended, Title XIV, Part I, Section 1458, Public Law 95-113, 91 Stat. 1015, 7 U.S.C 3291; Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, Title XIV, Part A, Section 1426, Public Law 99-198, 99 Stat. 1553, 7 U.S.C 3319a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Not available.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is phased according to the requirements of the individual projects. The anticipated length of each award is described in the corresponding Notice of Funding Oppoirtunity. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Periodic progress reports are required.

Periodic financial reports are required.

A Performance Monitoring and Evaluation plan may be required with the application proposal.


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.


Financial records, performance reports and supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $23,408,866; FY 17 est $25,757,319; and FY 18 est $24,200,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$10,000 - $2,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Lawrence Trouba 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Rm 3016-S, Stop 1033, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Phone: 202-720-5337

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are dependent upon identification of specific project requirements and program priorities determined by the Foreign Agricultural Service's Office of Capacity Building and Development (FAS/OCBD) program area and its collaborators, especially the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State (DOS) and Department of Defense (DOD). Contact FAS/OCBD for additional information.

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