To protect U.S. agriculture from economically injurious plant and animal diseases and pests.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/18/2005 ((1) Budget authority expired 9-30-04)
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
Selected examples of progress: Brucellosis class free status States, fiscal year 2001, 51; fiscal year 2002 est 53; and fiscal year 2003 est 53; Tuberculosis-accredited free States, fiscal year 2001, 50; fiscal year 2002 est 50; and fiscal year 2003 est 50.
Plant Protection Act, Public Law 106-224, 7 U.S.C. 7701-7772; Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171, Subtitle E, Animal Health Protection, Section 10401-10418; Animal Welfare Act, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2131-2147, 2149-2155.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Selected local governmental agencies requiring Federal support to eradicate, control, or assess the status of injurious plant and animal diseases and pests that are a threat to regional or national agriculture.
Farmers, ranchers, agriculture producers, State, local, U.S. Territorial government agencies, public and private institutions and organizations benefit from Federal assistance to eradicate or control injurious plant and animal diseases and pests that are a threat to regional or national agriculture.
Curriculum vitae for principal investigators, except for State, local and Territorial government cooperators.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
A letter from applicants seeking support or cooperation with the Custom and Border Protections service. Applicants must indicate the nature and severity of the problem to be considered and explain how they will address the problem. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Comply with E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs," and submit a completed Standard Form 424.1, "U.S. Department of Agriculture, Application for Federal Assistance (Non-construction)" and project proposal (work plan), financial plan, curriculum vitae, and other required certifications to the appropriate APHIS area, regional, or Headquarters Office. See Regional and Local Office Address Listing.
Applications are approved by the Administrator or Authorized Departmental Officers (ADOs) upon determination that the project will contribute toward accomplishment of the Agency's overall mission and meet any established project evaluation/selection criteria.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 120 days.
Based on program needs and availability of annual funding.
How are proposals selected?
Relevance to agency program mission and qualification of principal investigator and institution.
How may assistance be used?
Inspections to detect and appraise infestations and carry out regulatory actions to prevent interstate spread of infestations and diseases.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Requirements are specifically indicated in the award documents and may vary for given programs.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Instruction provided in the Notice of Award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Recipients share some project or program costs. The cost-sharing arrangements are developed between Customs and Border Protection and the recipients in advance of the program unless otherwise stated by Congress.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 1 year from the date of award. Funds are made available as required to cover expenditures.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Drive, S.W., Washington, DC., 20528. Telephone: (202) 282-8000.
FY 02 $21,110; FY 03 est $14,020; and FY 04 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Bulletins, both technical and popular, are available to the public through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Public Affairs.
Examples of Funded Projects
The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is designed to provide local, State, and national information on animal disease problems throughout the United States. The National Plant Pest Survey and Detection Program (NAPPSD) coordinates and standardizes a nationwide survey and detection system for exotic and endemic plant pests of agricultural importance.