Consumer Data Initiative (CDI)


To provide economic and other social science information and analysis for public and private decisions on agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America. ERS produces such information for use by the general public and to help the executive and legislative branches develop, administer, and evaluate agricultural and rural policies and programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Economic Research Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
FY 2012 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Public Law 109-97, 7 U.S.C. 292, 411, 427, 1441a, 1621-1627, 1704, 1761-68, 2201, 2202, 3103, 3291, 3311, 3504; 22 U.S.C. 3101; 42 U.S.C. 1891-93; 44 U.S.C. 3501-11; 50 U.S.C. 2061 et seq, 2251 et seq.
7CFR 3019, 7CFR Part 3015, 7CFR Part 3016, 7USC 3318b.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any individual or organization in the U.S. and U.S. Territories is eligible to receive the popular or technical research publications that convey the research results, although there may be a fee.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any individual or organization in the U.S. and U.S. Territories is eligible to receive the popular or technical research publications that convey the research results, although there may be a fee.
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 not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Requests for technical and additional information, contact: Chief, Publishing and Communications Branch, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 1800, Washington, DC 20520-1800.
Award Procedure
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
ERS performs economic research and analyses related to U.S. and world agriculture that addresses a multitude of economic concerns and decision making needs of Federal, State, and local governments, farmers, farm organizations, farm suppliers, marketers, processors, and consumers. There are no restrictions on the use of ERS produced information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Progress reports, final technical reports, financial statements, and inventions and subawards reports. The frequency of reports is outlined in the terms and conditions of the agreement. Progress reports to ERS technical person or ADODR Authorized Departmental Organization Designated Representative. SF-269 report or SF-425 financial and expenditure report. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expentditure report or for awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, as authorized by the Federal awarding agency.
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
N/A. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: none.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Nancy A. Thomas 355 E Street SW, Room 7-174, Washington, District of Columbia 20024-3231 Email: Phone: 2026945008 Fax: 2022455318
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 12 $110,813; FY 13 est $107,171; and FY 14 est $500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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