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Agricultural Market and Economic Research

Number: 10.290
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: The Office of the Chief Economist

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
10.290 Agricultural Market and Economic Research
Federal Agency (030):
The Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Agriculture
Authorization (040):
7 U.S.C. Section 3318, 7 CFR Section 2.29.
Objectives (050):
To conduct cooperative economic research and analyses in support of the Office of the Chief Economist's responsibility to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the economic implications of Department policies, programs, and proposed legislation. These research projects and analyses cover the nation's agricultural commodity markets; risk analyses and cost-benefit analyses related to international food and agriculture; sustainable development; energy issues related to the agricultural economy; agricultural labor; global climate change; and any other topics that support the Department's consideration or review of policies and programs.
Types of Assistance (060):
Cooperative Agreements
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Research is conducted that is in cooperation with the Office of the Chief Economist's in-house research and analysis programs and projects. Limited discretionary funds are periodically made available.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Applicants are usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations whose primary purpose is conducting economic research.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Beneficiaries are usually non-profit institutions of higher education or other non-profit 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 not applicable. 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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Upon request of the Office of the Chief Economist, proposals should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Agriculture.
Award Procedure (093):
The Office of the Chief Economist considers proposals received, evaluates the qualifications of the proposal with respect to the research issue, and, in consultation with the selected cooperator institution, establishes a funding level and the specific deliverables due at the conclusion of the agreement.
Deadlines (094):
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Not Applicable.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Extensions may be authorized.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Agreements are normally for a one year period but can be extended upon mutual agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: assistance is awarded based on agreement with cooperator.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Reports are set at time of award between recipient and OCE. Cash reports are not applicable. A progress report is negotiated with the recipient at the time of award. An expenditure report is required if included in the initial agreement. 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.
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.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $832,824; FY 14 est $800,000; and FY 15 est $600,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
No Data Available.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Not Applicable.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
Headquarters Office (152):
Chief Economist 12th & Jefferson Drive, SW
Whitten Building, Room 112
, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Phone: 202-720-4164
Website Address (153):
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Not Applicable.