Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas


To provide diverse technical information and educational resources about sustainable agriculture to farmers, information providers, agriculture-related businesses, and community food organizations across the U.S.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
7 USC 1932(i)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants are not eligible if they have been debarred or suspended or otherwise excluded from participation in Federal assistance programs under Executive Order 12549, "Debarment and Suspension." Applicants are not eligible if they have an outstanding judgement obtained by the U.S. in a Federal Court (other than U.S. Tax Court), are delinquent on the payment of Federal income taxes, or are delinquent on a Federal debt. Any corporation that has been convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the past 24 months or that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, is not eligible for funding.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. N/A
Award Procedure
The proposed work plan/budget is reviewed for allowability and reasonableness of costs.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Applications are typically approved/disapproved within 60-90 days of receipt.
Applicants may appeal adverse decisions in accordance with 7 CFR Part 11. The Agency provides instructions on how to appeal with each adverse decision.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used to provide information about sustainable agriculture. Information may be provided through publications or direct technical assistance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
No additional audit procedures are required for this program.
Expenditure reports must be submitted quarterly using Form SF-425.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are typically made during January each year. The Period of Performance is one year. Funds are disbursed as often as monthly, as requested by the recipient using Form SF-270.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
For your local office, click on this link for a full list.
Headquarters Office
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Mail Stop 3253, Room 4208-South

Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: 202-690-1374
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$2,750,000.00; FY 19 est $2,750,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$2,500,000.00; FY 16$2,500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average = 1,500,000 Range = 611,000 to 2,500,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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