Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center

 

The Agriculture Act of 2014, Title XI, Subtitle B, authorized funding for a “Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center. The Secretary shall award a grant to a college or university eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.), including Tuskegee University, to establish a policy research center to be known as the `Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center' for the purpose of developing policy recommendations for the protection and promotion of the interests of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.”

The Center will evaluate policy, analyze data collected, and develop policy recommendations concerning socially disadvantaged farmer and rancher issues. The Center will serve as a public awareness center that will provide education to the public about the history and condition of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.464
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Departmental Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
The Agriculture Act of 2014 , Title 12, Part Subtitle B, Section 12203, Public Law 113-333, 7 U.S.C 2279.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Only 1890 Land/Grant Institutions that are eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.), including Tuskegee University, are eligible to apply for this grant.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Minority Farmers and Ranchers.
Credentials/Documentation
Colleges or universities eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.), including Tuskegee University. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
The OAO will use a point system to rate each proposal, awarding a maximum of 100 points. Each proposal will be given a numerical score by the independent review panel, and will be rank-ordered accordingly. A preliminary funding recommendation will be provided to the designated approving official based on this ranking. A final funding decision will be made by the designated approving official.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals
From 30 to 60 days.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Research Experience, Dissemination of Findings Plan, Staffing and Organizational Plan and Budget/Cost of Project.
How may assistance be used?
To establish a policy research center for the purpose of developing policy recommendations for the protection and promotion of the interests of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. A quarterly record of all all cash expenditures. A quarterly record of activities conducted with the grant funds. A quarterly record of expenditures. OAO has the discretion to conduct monitoring via site visit, desk audit and/or both practices as necessay but at least every 3 years.
Auditing
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. OMB Circular A-110
Records
No Data Available.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 7, Chapter 25, Part 2500, Subpart A-E. This program will be administered under the existing 7 CFR Chapter XXV Part 2500 Subparts A-E.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
1 year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Kenya Nicholas 1400 Independence Avenue, SW - Room 520-A
Mail Stop 0601, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov Phone: 2027206350
Website Address
http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/index.htm
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-9913-0-1-350.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $400,000; and FY 15 est $400,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$400,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
7 CFR Chapter XXV Part 2500 Subpart A-E
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


Related Federal Grants


Federal Grants Resources