Technical Agricultural Assistance


To identify international agricultural issues and problems and apply the most appropriate solutions in agricultural technical assistance and research. Implement capacity building projects that help U.S. trading partners understand and implement science-based international standards and practices.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended, Title XIV, Part I, Section 1458, Public Law 95-113, 7 U.S.C. 3291, Statute 91,1015
Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, Title XIV, Part A, Section 1426, Public Law 99-198, 7 U.S.C. 3319a, Statute 99,1553
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education, state cooperative institutions, non-profit organizations, and public international organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Technical assistance provided through these agreements generally benefits agricultural institutions in specified locations, or supports programming that does so.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Notices of Funding Opportunity will be distributed through the USDA/NIFA Office of International Programs and on the USDA ezFedGrants portal at
Award Procedure
Proposals are evaluated by a technical 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. Not available.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The Notice of Funding Opportunity will describe the specific selection criteria and weighting.
How may assistance be used?
Each Notice of Funding Opportunity will describe objectives for funding available under that notice.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: A Performance Monitoring and Evaluation plan may be required with the application proposal.
Not applicable.
Program participants shall retain records and permit access to records for 3 years after the submission of final reports, in accordance with the requirements of 2 CFR 200.333
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
Assistance is phased according to the requirements of the individual projects. The anticipated length of each award is described in the corresponding Notice of Funding Oppoirtunity. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Lawrence Trouba
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: 202-720-5337
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$24,407,456.00; FY 19 est $25,000,000.00; FY 20 est $20,000,000.00; FY 17$23,408,866.00; FY 16$23,408,866.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Most awards are between $25,000 - $1,500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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