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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Usda, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The Agriculture Act of 2018, Title 12, Part Subtitle B, Section 12203, Public Law 115-334, 7 U.S.C. 2279
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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.).
Beneficiary Eligibility
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?
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
Proposals are evaluated by an Independent Review Panel which rates the qualifications of applicants and the merit of proposals.
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.
For renewals, new Funding Opportunity Notices will be posted on Extensions must be requested at least 45 days before the end of the Period of Performance.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are dependent upon identification of specific project requirements and program priorities developed by the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE), in consultation with collaborating agencies and organizations. Contact OPPE for additional information.
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?
Not applicable.
Per 2 CFR 200.501 - Audit requirements. Audit required. A non-Federal entity (Federal awardee) that expends $750,000 or more during the non-Federal entity's fiscal year in Federal awards must have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of this part. Please refer to this section of 2 CFR 200 for more information.
Per 2 CFR 200.333, Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/ progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or subrecipient under the award.
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 - FY2021 funds were awarded to the successful FY2015 awardee without further competition. Review Panel
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Benjamin Chan
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: 2027206350
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 23$1,500,000.00; FY 24 est $1,500,000.00; FY 25 est $1,500,000.00; FY 22$1,500,000.00; FY 21$1,500,000.00; - Undetermined
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
Not applicable.


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