Agricultural Research_Basic and Applied Research

 

To make agricultural research discoveries, evaluate alternative ways of attaining research goals, and provide scientific technical information.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.001
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Agricultural Research Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Food Security Act of 1985, Public Law 99-198, 7 U.S.C 427-427i, 1624.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations, whose primary purpose is conducting scientific research.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations, whose primary purpose is conducting scientific research.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Letters should be submitted to the Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture. Give name of applicants, location of facilities, and State of incorporation, if any.
Award Procedure
A peer review panel considers each proposal, evaluates the qualifications of applicants in line with research to be undertaken and determines priority for final negotiations of the grant.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Other - Not Specified.
Appeals
None.
Renewals
None.
How are proposals selected?
Peer review.
How may assistance be used?
Research is conducted that is in cooperation with and is correlated with the Agricultural Research Service's in-house research programs and projects. Limited discretionary research funds are periodically made available.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Progress reports, final technical reports, financial statements, and inventions and subaward reports. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. As performed by cognizant audit agency.
Records
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, as authorized by the Federal awarding agency.
Other 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: None.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See the Agricultural Research Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Kathleen S. Townson, 5601 Sunnyside Ave, MS-5110, Betsville, Maryland 20705 Email: kathleen.townson@ars.usda.gov Phone: (301) 504-1702.
Website Address
http://www.ars.usda.gov.
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-1400-0-1-352.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 11 $22,290,591; FY 12 est $22,000,000; and FY 13 est $22,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$1,000 to $25,000. Average $3,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
7 CFR 3015 and 7 CFR 3019.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.