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
Active
Program Number
10.782
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
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
N/A.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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
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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, 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.
Appeals
Applicants may appeal adverse decisions in accordance with 7 CFR Part 11. The Agency provides instructions on how to appeal with each adverse decision.
Renewals
N/A.
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. All available funds are discretionary funds.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports must be submitted quarterly. Expenditure reports must be submitted quarterly using Form SF-425. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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. No additional audit procedures are required for this program.
Records
Expenditure reports must be submitted quarterly using Form SF-425.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. 0%.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are typically made during January each year. The Period of Performance is one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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
None.
Headquarters Office
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Mail Stop 3253, Room 4208-South
, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: cpgrants@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 202-690-1374
Website Address
http://www.atra.ncat.org
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-1900-0-1-452.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $611,000; FY 15 est $2,500,000; and FY 16 est $2,500,000
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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