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Agricultural Research_Basic and Applied Research

Extramural Research
Number: 10.001
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Agricultural Research Service

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
10.001 Agricultural Research_Basic and Applied Research
Federal Agency (030):
Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Authorization (040):
Food Security Act of 1985, Public Law 99-198, 7 U.S.C 427-427i, 1624.
Objectives (050):
To make agricultural research discoveries, evaluate alternative ways of attaining research goals, and provide scientific technical information.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Research is conducted that is in cooperation with and is correlated with the Agricultural Research Service's in-house research programs and projects. Limited discretionary research funds are periodically made available.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations, whose primary purpose is conducting scientific research.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations, whose primary purpose is conducting scientific research.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Letters should be submitted to the Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture. Give name of applicants, location of facilities, and State of incorporation, if any.
Award Procedure (093):
A peer review panel considers each proposal, evaluates the qualifications of applicants in line with research to be undertaken and determines priority for final negotiations of the grant.
Deadlines (094):
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Other - Not Specified.
Appeals (096):
None.
Renewals (097):
None.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: None.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Progress reports, final technical reports, financial statements, and inventions and subaward reports. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. As performed by cognizant audit agency.
Records (113):
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, as authorized by the Federal awarding agency.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 13 $32,313,903; FY 14 est $33,000,000; and FY 15 est $33,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$1,000 to $25,000. Average $15,000.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
7 CFR 3015 and 7 CFR 3019.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. See the Agricultural Research Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office (152):
Kathleen S. Townson, 5601 Sunnyside Ave, MS-5110, Betsville, Maryland 20705 Email: kathleen.townson@ars.usda.gov Phone: (301) 504-1702.
Website Address (153):
http://www.ars.usda.gov
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Peer review.