Plant and Animal Disease, Pest Control, and Animal Care

 

To protect U.S. agriculture from economically injurious plant and animal diseases and pests, ensure the safety and potency of veterinary biologic, and ensure the humane treatment of animals.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.025
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Selected examples of progress: Brucellosis class free status States - 50 States and 3 Territories; Tuberculosis -success rate of tracking positive signal animals back to their herd of origin 91%. Fiscal Year 2015: Selected examples of progress: Brucellosis class free status States - 50 States and 3 Territories; Tuberculosis -success rate of tracking positive signal animals back to their herd of origin 92%. Fiscal Year 2016: Selected examples of progress: Brucellosis class free status States - 50 States and 3 Territories; Tuberculosis -success rate of tracking positive signal animals back to their herd of origin 96%.
Authorization
Animal Welfare Act, as amended, 7 U.S.C 2131-2155; Plant Protection Act, Public Law 106-224, 7 U.S.C 7701-7772; Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171, E U.S.C 10401-10418.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Foreign, State, local, and U.S. Territorial government agencies, nonprofit institutions of higher education, and nonprofit associations or organizations requiring Federal support to eradicate, control, or assess the status of injurious plant and animal diseases and pests that are a threat to regional or national agriculture and conduct related demonstration projects.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Farmers, ranchers, agriculture producers, State, local, U.S. Territorial government agencies, public and private institutions and organizations benefit from Federal assistance to eradicate or control injurious plant and animal diseases and pests that are a threat to regional or national agriculture.
Credentials/Documentation
Curriculum vitae for principal investigator, except for State, local, and Territorial government cooperators. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Comply with E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs," and submit a completed Standard Form 424 "Application for Federal Assistance (Non-construction)" and project proposal (work plan), financial plan, curriculum vitae, and other required certifications to the appropriate APHIS area, regional, or Headquarters Office. See Regional and Local Office Address Listing.
Award Procedure
Applications are approved by the Administrator or Authorized Departmental Officers (ADOs) upon determination that the project will contribute toward accomplishment of the Agency's overall mission and meet any established project evaluation/selection criteria.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 120 days.
Appeals
None.
Renewals
Based on program needs and availability of annual funding.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Conduct surveys, inspections to detect and appraise infestations, eradication and control activities, and carry out regulatory actions to prevent interstate spread of infestations and diseases.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Requirements are specifically indicated in the award documents and may vary for given programs; however, quarterly financial reports, annual progress reports, final financial and final summary progress reports are generally required. SF-425, Federal Financial Report. Narrative performance progress reports.
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.
Records
Instruction provided in the Notice of Award. Grantees are expected to maintain separate records for each grant to ensure that funds are used for the purpose for which the grant was made. Records are subject to inspection during the life of the grant and for three years thereafter.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Recipients share some project or program costs. The cost-sharing arrangements are developed between USDA and the recipients in advance of the program unless otherwise stated by Congress.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 1 year from the date of award. Funds are made available as required to cover expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are provided to recipients when requests for advance or reimbursement are received and approved by the Agency.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Consult Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses of regional offices of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Headquarters Office
Eileen M. Berke, 4700 River Road, Unit 55, Riverdale, Maryland 20737 Email: eileen.m.berke@aphis.usda.gov Phone: (301) 851-2856
Website Address
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-1600-0-1-352; 12-9971-0-7-352.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $202,222,045; FY 15 est $229,244,266; and FY 16 est $205,265,487 - APHIS has a difference between budget authority and obligations because there is carryover funding available from no year funding.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards”, 2 CFR Part 200; Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension” 2 CFR 417; “Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace", 2 CFR Part 421; "New Restrictions on Lobbying", 2 CFR Part 418; and Office of Management and Budget regulations governing "Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public", 5 CFR 1320
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.