Testing, Mitigation, and Relief for Agricultural Contamination by Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances


Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of chemical compounds that are highly resistant to degradation and easily bioaccumulate in the environment. They are found in a broad range of products ranging from food packaging, non-stick cookware, water-proofing sealants, and fire-fighting foams used at public and military airfields. The study of PFAS is ongoing, but lab and epidemiological studies have found possible human health risks to PFAS exposure. There is potential that agricultural lands and the commodities they produce can become contaminated through a variety of means, and there are many factors that influence if a particular property is impacted. These factors include the type and concentration of PFAS, climate, hydrogeology, geology, and environmental conditions. This program will support the ongoing study of PFAS agricultural contamination, mitigation, and remediation, as well as the dissemination of information about PFAS risks to agricultural producers. It covers the testing of soil, water, and agricultural products. It will also assist agricultural producers affected by PFAS contamination with costs to mitigate the impacts to their operations that have resulted from such contamination and provide relief for agricultural producers suffering losses for unmarketable crops, livestock, and other agricultural products related to PFAS contamination. Eligibility is open to State and local governments, U.S. Territories, Federally recognized Tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and institutes of higher education.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for providing emergency assistance for the situation in Ukraine, and for other purposes., Title Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, Part Division A, Section 766
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local governments, U.S. Territories, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
12 – Agriculture/Forestry/Fish and Game.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The requires performance reports in accordance with agreement general terms and conditions.
Not applicable.
Records must be retained as described and for the periods indicated by 2 CFR 200.
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
Current assistance is available through fiscal year 2023 and must be spent by the end of fiscal year 2025.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Farm Production and Conservation Business Center Farm Service Agency
Headquarters Office
Kale Norton
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250 USA
Phone: (816) 399-9107
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $5,000,000.00; FY 24 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$1,000,000 - $5,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.


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