Veterinary Services Grant Program

The purpose of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is to relieve veterinarian shortage situations and support veterinary services.

The Secretary shall carry out a program to make competitive grants to qualified entities that carry out programs or activities for the purpose of developing,
implementing, and sustaining veterinary services through education, training, recruitment, placement, and retention of veterinarians and veterinary students.

Grants will also be made to establish or expand veterinary practices.
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Fiscal Year 2016: This was the first award year for this Newly Authorized & Funded Program.

First awards were made during September 2016 and annual progress reports have not yet been received from awardees. Pertinent details to be provided by Program at a future date.

Fiscal Year 2017: Under the Rural (veterinary) Practice Enhancement (RPE) program area, six (6) awards will be made in September, 2017.

These competitively awarded grants to veterinarians or veterinary business entities will support projects designed to enhance capacity and capability of awardees? for-profit or nonprofit veterinary practices to serve designated veterinary service shortage areas.

Under the Education, Extension & Training (EET) program area, seven (7) awards will be made in September, 2017.

These competitively awarded grants, which can be applied for by several different types of eligible applicant entities including (but not limited to) educational institutions, professional organizations, foundations, and state/tribal governments, will support projects designed to provide specialized formal and informal educational opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to gain specialized skills and knowledge promoting the successful practice of food supply veterinary medicine in underserved areas.

Fiscal Year 2018: This program is subject to congressional budget approval for FY 2018.

At this time, the projected funding level is Zero ($0).

However, if funding is provided, it is anticipated that similar projects will be awarded.

However, if the program is funded, it is projected that the FY 2018 appropriations for this program will be the same as for FY 2017: It is projected that under the Rural (veterinary) Practice Enhancement (RPE) program area, there will be six (6) to eight (8) awards.

These competitively awarded grants to veterinarians or veterinary business entities will support projects designed to enhance capacity and capability of awardees? for-profit or nonprofit veterinary practices to serve designated veterinary service shortage areas.

Under the Education, Extension & Training (EET) program area, six (6) to eight (8) awards are projected.

These competitively awarded grants, which can be applied for by several different types of eligible applicant entities including (but not limited to) educational institutions, professional organizations, foundations, and state/tribal governments, will support projects designed to provide specialized formal and/or informal educational opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to gain specialized skills and knowledge promoting the successful practice of food supply veterinary medicine in underserved areas. Pertinent details to be provided by Program at a future date.


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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Stillwater Veterinary Clinic Pc $ 125,000   2019-09-012023-08-31
Betsy The Vet, Inc $ 125,000   2019-09-012022-08-31
Food Armor Foundation Inc $ 236,750   2019-09-012022-08-31
Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital, P.a. $ 125,000   2019-09-012022-08-31
University Of Kentucky $ 236,750   2019-09-012022-08-31
Flyin' 3 Veterinary Service, Inc. $ 125,000   2019-09-012022-08-31
Iowa State University Of Science And Technology $ 236,750   2019-09-012022-08-31
Oklahoma State University $ 236,750   2019-09-012022-08-31
Clover Acres Livestock Veterinary Services, Llc $ 125,000   2019-09-012022-08-31
Lincoln Memorial University $ 236,750   2019-09-012022-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: During Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, 38 applications were received (11 for Rural Practice Enhancement program and 27 for the Education, Extension and Training program). Four (4) awards were granted for RPE and eight (8) for EET. Total funding was $2,358,265. Fiscal Year 2017: For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, 49 applications were received (23 for Rural Practice Enhancement and 26 for the Education, Extension and Training program). Six (6) awards will be granted for the RPE program and seven (7) for EET. Total funding is $2,358,242. Fiscal Year 2018: This program is subject to congressional budget approval for FY 2018. At this time, the projected funding level is Zero ($0). However, if funding is provided, it is projected that more than 50 applications will be received and 12 to 16 awards will be granted, totaling $2.4 million.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants awarded under this Program shall be considered to be competitive research, extension, or education grants.

. USES: Funds provided may be used for any of the following purposes: (A) To promote recruitment (including for programs in secondary schools), placement, and retention of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students of veterinary medicine, and students of veterinary technology.

(B) To allow veterinary students, veterinary interns, externs, fellows, and residents, and veterinary technician students to cover expenses (other than the types of expenses described in section 1415A(c)(5)) to attend training programs in food safety or food animal medicine.

(C) To establish or expand accredited veterinary education programs (including faculty recruitment and retention), veterinary residency and fellowship programs, or veterinary internship and externship programs carried out in coordination with accredited colleges of veterinary medicine.

(D) To provide continuing education and extension, including veterinary telemedicine and other distance-based education, for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and other health professionals needed to strengthen veterinary programs and enhance food safety.

(E) To provide technical assistance for the preparation of applications submitted to the Secretary for designation as a veterinarian shortage situation under this section or section 1415A.

RESTRICTIONS: PROHIBITION ON USE OF GRANT FUNDS FOR CONSTRUCTION - Funds may not be used to: 1) Construct a new building or facility; or (2) Acquire, expand, remodel, or alter an existing building or facility, including site grading and improvement and architect fees.

Section 713 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub.

L.

114-113) limits indirect costs to 30 percent of the total Federal funds provided under each award. Qualified entities operating veterinary clinics may only use the funds provided by a grant awarded under this section to establish or expand veterinary practices, including: (A) Equipping veterinary offices; (B) Sharing in the reasonable overhead costs of such veterinary practices; or (C) Establishing mobile veterinary facilities in which a portion of the facilities will address education or extension needs.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN GRANTS: (1) TERMS OF SERVICE REQUIREMENTS. (A) IN GENERAL Funds provided through a grant made under this section to a qualified entity described in subsection (a)(l)(A) and used by such entity under sub­ section (d)(2) shall be subject to an agreement between the Secretary and such entity that includes a required term of service for such entity (including a qualified entity operating as an individual), as established by the Secretary. (B) CONSIDERATIONS In establishing a term of service under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall con­sider only: (i) The amount of the grant awarded; and (ii) The specific purpose of the grant. (2) BREACH REMEDIES.- (A) IN GENERAL An agreement under paragraph (1) shall provide remedies for any breach of the agreement by the qualified entity referred to in paragraph (l)(A), including repayment or partial repayment of the grant funds, with interest. (B) WAIVER The Secretary may grant a waiver of the repayment obligation for breach of contract if the Secretary determines that such qualified entity demonstrates extreme hardship or extreme need. (C) TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS RECOVERED.

Funds recovered under this paragraph shall: (i) Be credited to the account available to carry out this section; and (ii) Remain available until expended without further appropriation.

Fully discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A qualified entity shall be eligible to receive a grant described in paragraph (1) if the entity carries out programs or activities that the Secretary determines will: (A) Substantially relieve veterinarian shortage situations; (B) Support or facilitate private veterinary practices engaged in public health activities; or (C) support or facilitate the practices of veterinarians who are providing or have completed providing services under an agreement entered into with the Secretary under section 1415A(a)(2). The term ?qualified entity? means: (A) A for-profit or nonprofit entity located in the United States that, or an individual who, operates a veterinary clinic providing veterinary services: (i) In a rural area, as defined in section 343(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C.

1991(a)); and (ii) In a veterinarian shortage situation; (B) A State, national, allied, or regional veterinary organization or specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association; (C) A college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; (D) A university research foundation or veterinary medical foundation; (E) A department of veterinary science or department of comparative medicine accredited by the Department of Education; (F) A State agricultural experiment station; or (G) A State, local, or tribal government agency.

The term ?veterinarian shortage situation? means a veterinarian shortage situation as determined by the Secretary under section 1415A.

Beneficiary Eligibility

A qualified entity shall be eligible to receive a grant described in paragraph (1) if the entity carries out programs or activities that the Secretary determines will: (A) Substantially relieve veterinarian shortage situations; (B) Support or facilitate private veterinary practices engaged in public health activities; or (C) support or facilitate the practices of veterinarians who are providing or have completed providing services under an agreement entered into with the Secretary under section 1415A(a)(2). The term ?qualified entity? means: (A) A for-profit or nonprofit entity located in the United States that, or an individual who, operates a veterinary clinic providing veterinary services: (i) In a rural area, as defined in section 343(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1991(a)); and (ii) In a veterinarian shortage situation; (B) A State, national, allied, or regional veterinary organization or specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association; (C) A college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; (D) A university research foundation or veterinary medical foundation; (E) A department of veterinary science or department of comparative medicine accredited by the Department of Education; (F) A State agricultural experiment station; or (G) A State, local, or tribal government agency. The term ?veterinarian shortage situation? means a veterinarian shortage situation as determined by the Secretary under section 1415A.

Credentials/Documentation

The System for Award Management (SAM) combines eight federal procurement systems, including CCR, and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. CCR activities are conducted through SAM (the CCR website will redirect users to SAM). Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and System for Award Management (SAM): Each applicant (unless excepted under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal awarding agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is required to: (i) Be registered in SAM before submitting its application; (ii) Provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and (iii) Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency. It also must state that the Federal awarding agency may not make a Federal award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the Federal awarding agency is ready to make a Federal award, the Federal awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal award and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal award to another applicant. Applicants must furnish the information required in the Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs). Successful applicants recommended for funding must furnish the information and assurances requested during the award documentation process. These include, but are not limited to the following: Organizational Management Information - Specific management information relating to an applicant shall be submitted on a one time basis, with updates on an as needed basis, as part of the responsibility determination prior to the award of a grant identified under this RFA, if such information has not been provided previously under this or another NIFA program. NIFA will provide copies of forms recommended for use in fulfilling these requirements as part of the preaward process. Although an applicant may be eligible based on its status as one of these entities, there are factors which may exclude an applicant from receiving Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits under this program (e.g., debarment or suspension of an individual involved or a determination that an applicant is not responsible based on submitted organizational management information). This information collection is approved under OMB Circular Control No. 0524-0026, ?Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Agriculture Regulations Assuring Civil Rights, Compliance and Organization Information.? SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFA is available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-services-grant-program RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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. Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. For the reasons set forth in the final Rule related Notice to 2 CFR part 415, subpart C, this program is excluded from the scope of the Executive Order 12372 which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. COORDINATION PREFERENCE In selecting recipients of grants to be used for any of the purposes described in subsection (d)(1), the Secretary shall give a preference to qualified entities that provide documentation of coordination with other qualified entities, with respect to any such purpose. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications should be submitted as outlined in the RFA. Applicants must follow the instructions provided per Grants.gov and in the Agency guide to submitting applications via Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Applications are subjected to a system of peer and merit review in accordance with section 103 of the Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7613) by a panel of qualified scientists and other appropriate persons who are specialists in the field covered by the proposal. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the NIFA Authorized Departmental Officer (ADO) shall make grants to those responsible, eligible applicants whose applications are judged most meritorious under the procedures set forth in the RFA. Reviewers will be selected based upon training and experience in relevant scientific, extension, or education fields, taking into account the following factors: (a) The level of relevant formal scientific, technical education, or extension experience of the individual, as well as the extent to which an individual is engaged in relevant research, education, or extension activities; (b) the need to include as reviewers experts from various areas of specialization within relevant scientific, education, or extension fields; (c) the need to include as reviewers other experts (e.g., producers, range or forest managers/operators, and consumers) who can assess relevance of the applications to targeted audiences and to program needs; (d) the need to include as reviewers experts from a variety of organizational types (e.g., colleges, universities, industry, state and Federal agencies, private profit and non-profit organizations) and geographic locations; (e) the need to maintain a balanced composition of reviewers with regard to minority and female representation and an equitable age distribution; and (f) the need to include reviewers who can judge the effective usefulness to producers and the general public of each application. Evaluation Criteria will be delineated in the Competitive Request for Applications (RFA). 2 CFR 200 ? Subpart C and Appendix I and 2 CFR part 400 apply to this Program. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-services-grant-program RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 7104 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Farm Bill) (H.R. 2642) , 7 U.S.C 3151b.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 180 days. Contact the National Program Leader (NPL), as indicated per CFDA Section # 152 ? Headquarters Office regarding dates for specific deadlines, start and end dates, and range of approval/disapproval time. Information is also available via our website and may be obtained via the Grants.gov website. NIFA?s respective links regarding general information are provided below: http://nifa.usda.gov/ http://www.grants.gov. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFA is available via: http://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-services-grant-program.

Appeals

Not applicable. 2 CFR Part 200 ? Subparts D & E apply to this program.

Renewals

Specific details are provided in the Request for Applications (RFA), which are generally published annually. The most current RFA is available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-services-grant-program.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. NIFA does not require matching support for this program and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

In accordance with statutory time limits, project periods, including no-cost extensions of time, are not to exceed five (5) years. Further details are provided in the Award document Form NIFA-2009 and the NIFA General Terms and Conditions Grants and Cooperative Agreements (dated October 2016) at: https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/nifa-general-terms-and-conditions-grants-and-cooperative-agreements-october-2016. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Competitive Request for Applications (RFAs) for specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-services-grant-program RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: NIFA utilizes the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP), a secure, web-based electronic payment and information system that allows federal agencies to administer funds. Currently, ASAP is the only payment source for new NIFA grantees.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

REEport GRANT REPORTING: All grant reporting must be completed using the Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport).

Initial reporting (item a.

below) is to be submitted through the REEport system.

Annual progress and final reporting (items b.

and c.

below) also is to be done through the REEport system.

Information on REEport can be found on NIFA?s web site at https://nifa.usda.gov/tool/reeport and the REEport software can be found at http://portal.nifa.usda.gov.

a. Initial Documentation in the REEport Database-- Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport) All projects must be documented in REEport.

The NIFA contact for all REEport documentation is: REEport National Institute of Food and Agriculture U.S.

Department of Agriculture STOP 2213 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C.

20250-2213 Telephone: (202) 690-0009 E-mail: electronic@nifa.usda.gov b. Annual Progress Reports. All projects must report annually into REEport.

An annual Progress Report is due 90 calendar days after the award?s anniversary date (i.e., one year following the month and day of which the project period begins and each year thereafter up until a final report is required).

An annual Progress Report covers the most recent one-year period.

The following information, when applicable, must be included in the Project Modifications section of the annual Progress Report. 1) A comparison of actual accomplishments with the goals established for the reporting period (where the output of the project can be expressed readily in numbers, a computation of the cost per unit of output should be submitted if the information is considered useful); (2) The reasons for slippage if established goals were not met; and (3) Additional pertinent information including, when appropriate, analysis and explanation of cost overruns or unexpectedly high unit costs. c. Final Technical Report The Final Technical Report is required within 90 calendar days after the expiration or termination of the award.

The Final Technical Report covers the entire period of performance of the award and must describe progress made during the entire timeframe of the project instead of covering accomplishments made only during the final reporting segment of the project.

In addition to supplying the information required under item b.

of this article, the final report must include the following when applicable: Identify equipment purchased with any Federal funds under the award and indicate subsequent use of such equipment. FINANCIAL REPORTING: As outlined in 2 CFR 200.327, the recipient must submit financial status reports by the frequency required in the terms and conditions of the award.

The following are the financial reporting requirements for NIFA. Federal Financial Report, Form SF-425: NIFA uses the SF-425, Federal Financial Report to monitor cash.

A ?Federal Financial Report,? Form SF-425, is due on an annual basis no later than 90 days following the end of the award anniversary date (i.e., one year following the month and day when the project period begins and each year thereafter up until a final report is required).

An annual Progress Report covers the most recent one-year period.

A final ?Federal Financial Report,? Form SF-425, is due 90 days after the expiration date of this award.

The report must be submitted to the Awards Management Division (AMD) as a pdf attachment to an email sent to awards@nifa.usda.gov. If questions are encountered regarding financial reporting requirements, please contact: Awards Management Division (AMD) Office of Grants and Financial Management (OGFM) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) U.S.

Department of Agriculture (USDA) STOP 2271 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-2271 Telephone: (202) 401-4986 SPECIAL NOTES: (1) Refer to the Competitive Requests for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details.

RFAs are generally released annually and provide the most current and accurate information available.

Any specific instructions in the Competitive RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. (2) The details of the reporting requirements are included in the NIFA General Terms and Conditions Grants and Cooperative Agreements (dated October 2016). 1890 Facilities Terms and Conditions (dated May, 2017). (3) Further guidance is provided under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and 2 CFR Part 400, USDA?s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Cash reports are not applicable.

PROGRESS REPORTS: See above for pertinent and specific details.

EXPENDITURE REPORTS: See above for pertinent and specific details.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING: See above for pertinent and specific details.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Relation to other audit requirements, but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office (GAO). This program is also subject to audit by the cognizant Federal audit agency and the USDA Office of Inspector General.

Records

In accordance with 2 CFR Part 400 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, § 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Grantees shall maintain separate records for each grant to ensure that funds are used for authorized purposes. Grant-related records are subject to inspection during the life of the grant and must be retained at least three (3) years. Records must be retained beyond the three (3) year period if litigation is pending or audit findings have not been resolved. 2 CFR 200 Subpart D applies to this program.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1500-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $2,358,265; FY 17 est $2,358,242; and FY 18 est $0 - The Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) was recently authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014. NOTES: (1) The difference between the appropriation and obligation numbers reflects legislatively authorized set-asides deducted as appropriate. (2) The Veterinary Services Grant Program is not listed in the President?s FY 2018 Budget Proposal.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

If minimum or maximum amounts of funding per competitive and/or capacity project grant, or cooperative agreement are established, these amounts will be announced in the annual Competitive Request for Application (RFA). The most current RFA is available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-services-grant-program.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

As an administrator of U.S. government support, NIFA works in partnership with grantees to ensure responsible stewardship of federal funds. Our grantees and partners are required to comply with all relevant rules and regulations. The following resources are provided to NIFA?s partners and award recipients to support their adherence to federal regulations governing program performance: NIFA?s primary (main) website: https://nifa.usda.gov/regulations-and-guidelines The following represent specific documents and direct links: POLICY GUIDE NIFA?s Federal Assistance Policy Guide describes agency policies and procedures. https://nifa.usda.gov/policy-guide CERTIFICATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS Certifications and representations provided through the NIFA application process. https://nifa.usda.gov/certifications-and-representations ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF USDA SUPPORT BY NIFA When acknowledging USDA support in accordance with 2 CFR Part 415, grantees must use the following acknowledgement for all projects or initiatives supported by NIFA. https://nifa.usda.gov/acknowledgment-usda-support-nifa FEDERAL REGULATIONS The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) lists all regulations published in the Federal Register. https://nifa.usda.gov/federal-regulations FOIA The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal documents and information such as research data. https://nifa.usda.gov/foia NEPA POLICY AND GUIDANCE The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Policy and Guidance set the standard for identifying potential environmental impacts. https://nifa.usda.gov/nepa-policy-and-guidance OGFM ISSUED CORRESPONDENCE The Office of Grants and Financial Management occasionally issues correspondence to applicants, grantees, and/or the general public for informational or clarification purposes. https://nifa.usda.gov/ogfm-issued-correspondence RESEARCH MISCONDUCT NIFA requires that all its awardees adhere to the USDA Scientific Integrity Policy and the Federal Policy on Research Misconduct. https://nifa.usda.gov/research-misconduct NIFA?S GENERAL AWARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Award terms and conditions are determined by statutory, regulatory, and agency requirements, as well as each grant?s circumstances. Terms and conditions dictate important items related to your grant, including method of payment, reporting frequency and content, and prior approval requirements. References to the terms and conditions of awards are located on the NIFA 2009 Award Fact Sheet. NIFA's general award terms and conditions (see link below) is applicable to this program, for awards with an award date on December 26, 2014 and thereafter. https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/nifa-general-terms-and-conditions-grants-and-cooperative-agreements-october-2016.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Food Production and Sustainability (IFPS) 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 2240, , Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Policy@nifa.usda.gov Phone: (202) 401-6802 Fax: (202) 401-6488

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The Request for Applications (RFA) will identify the criteria to be evaluated for selection. COORDINATION PREFERENCE: In selecting recipients of grants to be used for any of the purposes described in subsection (d)(1), the Secretary shall give a preference to qualified entities that provide documentation of coordination with other qualified entities,.



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