Outreach and Technical Assistance for the Emergency Relief Program 2022 Cooperative Agreement


This is a cooperative agreement program that will support entities providing outreach and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers on the ERP 2022 disaster assistance program. These agreements are intended to provide outreach and technical assistance on the Emergency Relief Program 2022 (a Farm Service Agency disaster assistance program) to producers, with a targeted focus on communities where outreach efforts have not been effective in the past and where participation in FSA programs has been historically lower.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023 (Pub. L. 117-328)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types: - City or township governments - County governments - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education) - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education) - Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education - Special district governments - State governments
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Organizations must complete all steps to register for a UEI and obtain a SAM registration. Complete organization instructions are included on Grants.gov here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration.html Steps to Register: Obtain a UEI: All entities applying for funding must have a UEI issued by SAM.gov. Applicants must enter the UEI in the data entry field labeled "UEI" on the SF-424 form. Register with SAM: All organizations must register with System for Award Management (SAMS). SAM registration must be renewed annually. For more detailed instructions for registering with SAM, refer to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organizationregistration/step-2-register-with-sam.html The following documents are required to be completed and submitted for this agreement: ? Application for Federal Assistance ? Project Narrative ? Standard Form (SF) 424A, Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs ? Budget Narrative ? Grants.gov Lobbying Form ? Statement of Current and Pending Support ? SF-LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities If applicable, the following documents should be completed and submitted for this agreement: ? Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) ? Disclosure of Potential Conflict of Interest ? Audit Report or Statement declaring entity has not been audited.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
The assistance will be approved and awarded by FSA to cooperators and the terms must be followed as listed in the cooperative agreement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance will be used to help reach producers apply and participate in the ERP 2022 program, as well as complete linkage requirements for ERP 2022. Assistance must include at least one of following for the ERP 2022 program: - Outreach and Education - Technical assistance and resource development - Evaluation of the overall project
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The awardee must submit performance reports using a provided template on a quarterly basis.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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.
The grantee must retain all records pertaining to the agreement in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333-337 and any additional requirements included in the agreement statement of work. The grantee must require eligible producers to retain financial and other records relating to grant funds for a period of 3 years after completion of the distribution of grant funds or until final resolution of any audit findings or litigation claims relating to the distribution of such funds, whichever is later.
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
Projects may be between 12 and 18 months in duration. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: through reimbursement requests. Through reimbursement requests.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Linda Cronin
1400 Independence Ave., SW, Stop 0511
Washington, DC 20250 USA
Phone: (202) 690-1700
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 22 FY 23 est $5,000,000.00; FY 24 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program is announced through FSA.gov, emails, webinars, and other online media.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2023 FSA is seeking proposals from eligible entities that focus on outreach, education, and technical assistance for increasing awareness about the following programs (for more info about these programs, go to Section D 3 of this document): ERP 2022, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) as it pertains to ERP 2022 linkage requirements, Enrollment of a new producer or operation with FSA as it pertains to participating in ERP 2022.


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