Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program
With respect to cotton ginning expenses for the 2016 cotton crop, the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) Program provides a one-time cost-share payment, not to exceed 40 percent of calculated ginning costs by region, to cotton producers certifying to the number of cotton acres reported as being planted, including failed acreage, for the 2016 crop year and the percentage of share they had in the cotton.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
This program is authorized by the Commodity Credit Corporation, 15 U.S.C. 714c
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
1. Eligible applicants are individuals and legal entities with a share in the 2015 cotton crop reported as planted, including failed acres. 2. Use of the assistance is not restricted. 3. Cotton producers must comply with all USDA provisions on fraud (including the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation), conservation compliance, controlled substance, determined to be actively engaged in n farming, and the adjusted gross non-farm income cannot exceed $900,000.
The beneficiary or estate of a deceased producer may submit a CGCS payment application provided the deceased producer or the estate meets all of the eligibility requirements required for a CGCS payment.
Applicants are required to have an acreage report on file for the 2016 cotton crop either to Farm Service Agency on a FSA-578 form, or a crop insurance agent for Federal Crop Insurance purposes. The applicant must have a FSA-211 on file with FSA if an agent or representative of the applicant signs the CGCS application for payment on behalf of the applicant.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must sign and submit CCC-882 form CGCS Payment Application to FSA between March 12, 2018 to May 11, 2018 to be considered for a CGCS payment. Applications submitted after May 11,2018, will not be eligible for a CGCS payment. The signed and completed CCC-882 may be submitted in person, by mail, FAX, or by email to the local FSA office.
The payment is based upon the number of 2016 cotton crop acres reported as planted, including failed acres, times the applicants share in the 2016 cotton crop, times the applicable production region cost-share rate based upon the location of the cotton production acres as identified on the CCC-882.
March 12, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications must be approved and paid no later than September 30, 2018.
From 15 to 30 days. Applicants can appeal if all of the following occur: (1)the application was submitted by the signup deadline of May 11, 2018, (2) the number of acres, shares, and/or the production regional cost-share rate if the data is incorrect, and (3) a payment has not been disbursed.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used to assist with the costs associated with ginning cotton, and funds can be used to have a broader sense to aid in the expansion and development of new and additional markets for upland cotton and extra-long staple cotton produced in the United States. CGCS payments are limited to $40,000 per applicant.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
All applications received by FSA either on or before May 11, 2018 must be reviewed and approved/disapproved, and paid by September 30, 2018. The National office will be able to monitor the number of applications based upon the dollar amount of payments processed.
Applicant is not required to maintain any records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title CFR Chapter 7 Part 1400 Subpart E
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This payment is a one-time payment that must be completed by September 30, 2018. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 0512
Washington, DC 20250-0512 US
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 18$215,832,098.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$722,000.00; FY 16$330,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
CGCS regulations can be found in Notice of Funds Availability 81 FR 36861 (https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2016-13672), including part 718 and part 1400 of 7 CFR. Program is also announced through press release, news media, and newsletters.
Examples of Funded Projects