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.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance provided where it is determined that there is a significant regional or policy issue with potentially broad implications.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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

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 Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, 7 U.S.C 1281 et seq.; Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C 1621; Rural Development Act of 1972, 7 U.S.C 2662-2663; 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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

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

As provided for in agreements. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As provided for in agreements.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-2500-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $2,901,000; FY 17 est $3,929,000; and FY 18 est $2,929,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Arthur Neal 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Arthur.Neal@ams.usda.gov Phone: (202) 690-1300

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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