Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center
The Policy Research Center was established to collect, analyze, and evaluate data to develop policy recommendations for the protection and promotion of the interest of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. 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
Departmental Management, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
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?
Only 1890 Institutions as defined in 7 U.S.C. 7601, including Tuskegee University, may apply and are eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (& U.S.C. 321 et seq.).
Minority Farmers and Ranchers
Only 1890 Institutions as defined in 7 U.S.C. 7601, including Tuskegee, University may apply and are eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (& U.S.C. 321 et seq.).
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. USDA exercised their authority in FY2016, FY2017, FY2018, and FY2019 to fund this grant without competition as provided in FY2015 FOA.
USDA exercised their authority in FY2016, FY2017, FY2018, and FY2019 to fund this grant without competition as provided in FY2015 FOA.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Funds will be awarded no later than the last day of each fiscal year.
From 30 to 60 days. Award decisions are not appealable.
USDA exercised their authority in FY2016, FY2017, FY2018, and FY2019 to fund this grant/renew without competition as provided in FY2015 FOA.
How may assistance be used?
The Policy Research Center specializes in policy research impacting socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. Land loss, land retention, and access to local, state, and federal programs, and youth education and nutrition are major areas of research and policy development.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Monitoring of performance will be conducted through use of quarterly Progress and Financial Reports and may also include audits and on-site visits.
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 this year. Non-Federal entities that expend lass than $750,000 a year, except as noted in CFR 200, 503.
Per 2 CFR 200.333, financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records must be retained for at least three years following the submission of the final expenditure report or, if any litigation, claim, or audit is pending, records must be retained until resolution or final action occurs.
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
The first Policy Research Center grant was awarded in 2015. FY2016, FY2017, FY2018, and FY2019 funds were awarded to the successful FY2015 awardee without further competition.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
1400 Independence Avenue, SW - Room 520-A
Mail Stop 0601
Washington, DC 20250 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$400,000.00; FY 19 est $525,000.00; FY 20 est $525,000.00; FY 17$400,000.00; FY 16 est $400,000.00; FY 15$400,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
7 U.S.C. 7601 & U.S.C. 321 et seq. and 2 CFR part 200 "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards"
Examples of Funded Projects