Transportation Services


The Transportation Services program develops and promotes efficient agriculture transportation systems to help improve farm income, expand exports and meet the needs of rural America. The program provides technical and administrative direction, coordination, and leadership in the development and execution of agricultural transportation policies. Transportation Services provides a basis for Federal-State decision-makers in regulatory, policy and legislative matters in order to assure the transportation needs of rural communities and agriculture.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
K - Advisory Services and Counseling; M - Training
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1621
Rural Development Act of 1972, 7 U.S.C. 2662-2663
Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, 7 U.S.C. 1281 et seq.
Agricultural Trade and Assistance Act of 1954, 7 U.S.C. 1427,1431,1691
International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuff Act of 1982
Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926, 7 U.S.C. 291-292
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any State government, public and private organization and institution, business and industry, or individual may apply for technical assistance or service. State, trade associations, universities, and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for cooperative agreements.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Producers, processors, and general public.
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. No formal application procedure specified; informal correspondence or personal contact is permissible. Contact Deputy Administrator, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.
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?
Assistance provided where it is determined that there is a significant regional or policy issue with potentially broad implications.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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
As provided for in agreements. As provided for in agreements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Karla Whalen
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: (202) 690-1300
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Advisory Services and Counseling) FY 18$3,929,000.00; FY 19 est $4,929,000.00; FY 20 est $2,958,000.00; FY 17$3,928,999.00; FY 16$2,901,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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