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Agricultural Research-Basic And Applied Research

Program Descriptions

Program Number

10.001

Title

Agricultural Research-Basic And Applied Research

 

Federal Agency

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Authorization

7 U.S.C. 427, 427i and 1624; 7 U.S.C. 3318.

 

Status

Active

 

Objectives

To make agricultural research discoveries, evaluate alternative ways of attaining research goals, and provide scientific technical information.

 

Types of Assistance

Project Grants.

 

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

Applicant Eligibility

Usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations, whose primary purpose is conducting scientific research.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Usually nonprofit institutions of higher education or other nonprofit research organizations, whose primary purpose is conducting scientific research.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

 

Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Standard application forms are not used. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Interested parties are urged to submit proposals.

Application Procedure

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

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

None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

 

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None.

 

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Progress reports, final technical reports, financial statements, and invention and subaward reports.

Audits

As performed by cognizant audit agency.

Records

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

Account Identification

12-1400-0-1-352.

Obligations

(Grants) FY 07 $20,295,111; FY 08 est $20,295,111 and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$1,000 to $25,000. Average: $3,000.

 

Program Accomplishments

None.

 

Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

7 CFR 3015 and 7 CFR 3019.

 

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See the Agricultural Research Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Administrator for Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-3656. Contact: Extramural Agreements Division. Telephone: (301) 504-1147. Use the same number for FTS.

Web Site Address

http://www.ars.usda.gov

 

Related Programs

10.200, Grants For Agricultural Research, Special Research Grants
10.202, Cooperative Forestry Research
10.203, Payments To Agricultural Experiment Stations Under The Hatch Act
10.205, Payments To 1890 Land-Grant Colleges And Tuskegee University
10.206, Grants For Agricultural Research - Competitive Research Grants
10.207, Animal Health And Disease Research
10.250, Agricultural And Rural Economic Research
10.500, Cooperative Extension Service
10.652, Forestry Research
10.700, National Agricultural Library
62.001, TVA Energy Research and Technology Applications.

 

Examples of Funded Projects

None.

 

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Peer review.



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