Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund

 

The Agricultural Act of 2014 establishes the Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund to reduce the injury to domestic manufacturers resulting from tariffs on wool fabric that are higher than tariffs on certain apparel articles made of wool fabric.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.616
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Foreign Agricultural Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Agricultural Act of 2014, Title 7, Part C, Section 12315, Public Law 113-79, 128 Stat. 995-997.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Payments to reduce the injury to domestic manufacturers resulting from tariffs on wool fabric that are higher than tariffs on certain apparel articles made of wool fabric.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries limited to: each eligible manufacturer under paragraph (3) of section 4002(c) of the Wool Suit and Textile Trade Extension Act of 2004 (Public Law 108–429; 118 Stat. 2600), as amended by section 1633(c) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–280; 120 Stat. 1166) and section 325(b) of the Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008 (division C of Public Law 110–343; 122 Stat. 3875), and any successor-in-interest to such a manufacturer as provided for under paragraph (4) of such section 4002(c).
Credentials/Documentation
Per Section 12315 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 eligible claimants must file notarized affidavits as specified under subsection (b) "Distribution of Funds.". 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 not applicable. 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.
Award Procedure
Per Section 12315 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 eligible claimants must file notarized affidavits as specified under subsection (b)(2).
Deadlines
Mar 01, 2016 to Mar 01, 2019: Wool Duty Refund Program (calendar years 2016 to 2019). See Agricultural Act of 2014 Section 12314, subsection (b)(2) for additional details.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Unrestricted use. For example, payments could be used to pay the salaries of the eligible claimant's employees.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No reports are required.
Auditing
No audits are required for this program.
Records
See specific record keeping requirements for each eligible manufacturer (and any successor-in-interest to such a manufacturer) under paragraph (3) of section 4002(c) of the Wool Suit and Textile Trade Extension Act of 2004 (Public Law 108–429; 118 Stat. 2600), as amended by section 1633(c) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–280; 120 Stat. 1166) and section 325(b) of the Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008 (division C of Public Law 110–343; 122 Stat. 3875).
Other 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
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Benjamin Chan 1400 Independence Ave, SW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: benjamin.chan@fas.usda.gov Phone: 202-720-8877
Website Address
http://www.fas.usda.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-5636-0-2-351.
Obligations
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $11,000,000; and FY 15 est $30,000,000 - Approximately $11 million specifically for catch up payments to cover funding shortfalls under the Customs and Border Protection Wool Duty Refund program in calendar years 2010, 2011, and 2014.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Unknown.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Federal Register Documents: Publication Title: Federal Register Volume 66, Issue 78 (April 23, 2001) 66 FR 20392; Amendment to Wool Duty Refund Program (Customs and Border; Protection Wool Duty Refund Program); Publication Date: Monday, April 23, 2001. Publication Title: Federal Register Volume 76, No. 153 (Tuesday, August 9, 2011); Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics; Publication Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2011. Paperwork Reduction Act Documents: Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Products (Customs and Border Protection Wool Duty Refund Program); OMB Control No: 1515-0227; ICR Reference No: 200010-1515-001; Previous ICR Reference No: 200303-1651-084.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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