Poultry Loss Contract Grant Assistance Program


To provide assistance to eligible poultry growers whose poultry growing arrangements with a live poultry dealer were terminated because of the bankruptcy of the live poultry dealer between May 1, 2008 and July 1, 2010, and the poultry grower did not enter into a poultry growing arrangement with any live poultry dealer for one month after termination of the poultry growing arrangement.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Farm Service Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of August 24, 1935, Public Law 74-320.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The eligible poultry grower must:

1) have suffered a financial loss as a result of a bankrupt live poultry dealer terminating its poultry growing arrangement with the poultry grower between May 1, 2008 and July 1, 2010;

2) not have entered into a poultry growing arrangement with any live poultry dealer for one month following the termination of its poultry growing arrangement with a bankrupt live poultry dealer;

3) be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation provisions of 7 CFR Part 12 for calendar year 2009; and

4) not have an average adjusted gross non-farm income, as defined in 7 CFR Part 1400 with respect to 2009 programs, that exceeded $500,000 for calendar years 2005-2007.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The beneficiary will apply through state and local governments. The poultry producers will receive the ultimate benefits from PGAP.
Acceptable documentation is determined by the State of poultry grower settlement sheets documenting production/receipts from the bankrupt live poultry dealer for the most recent 12 months prior to the conclusion of the poultry growing arrangement that was terminated between May 1, 2008 and July 1, 2010. 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
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) will award funds to State Departments of Agriculture. States will conduct program sign up and disburse payments to poultry producers in their State.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeal regulations set forth at parts 11 and 780 of 7CFR.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
PGAP will be used to provide assistance to poultry growers who incurred losses due to their poultry growing arrangements being terminated because of the bankruptcy of the live poultry dealer in the poultry industry.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
PGAP work plans must be submitted to FSA describing how the State will implement the program including the State's program application. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. Monthly, until all grant funding is expended, States must submit a Financial Report to FSA that provides State obligations and outlays. States must complete Internal Reviews and submit Internal Review results to FSA within 90 days of funds disbursement.
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.
Each State requires eligible poultry growers to retain financial and other records for a period of three 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. Each State agrees to allow any representative of USDA, including FSA, and the Office of the Inspector General and the Comptroller General of the United States to have access to and the right to examine all records and documents related to the grant Agreement. Each State agrees to require poultry growers and live poultry dealers, if applicable, to provide access to State, USDA, and other branches of the Federal government to facilities and as needed to assure compliance with the program.
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
There are no restrictions placed on the time permitted to spend the money awarded. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Scotty Abbott, 14th & Independence Ave SW, Room 4759 South Building, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: scotty.abbott@wdc.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-7997 Fax: (202) 690-2130.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $60,000,000; FY 12 $60,000,000
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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