Title 7--AGRICULTURE
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[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2810.1] [Page 75] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2810_ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS_OFFICE OF OPERATIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 2810.1 General statement. This part is issued in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) to provide guidance for the general public as to Office of Operations (OO) organization and functions. ...


The organization is comprised of six divisions and one staff located at Department headquarters. Description of the functions of these organizational units are in...


and coordination of USDA management of procurement, real and personal property activities, mail and copier management. Provides executive services to the...


(7 CFR 1.1-1.23 and Appendix A) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552. The Department's regulations, as supplemented by the regulations in this...


copying certain kinds of records. [[Page 76]] (b) Procedure. To gain access to OO records that are available for public inspection, contact the division...


provided identifying information for the public with regard to any records which are made available for public inspection and copying. OO does not maintain any...


is authorized to: (1) Grant or deny requests for OO records. (2) Make discretionary release of OO records when it is determined that the public interest...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2811.5] [Page 76] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2811_AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC--Table of Contents Sec. 2811.5 Appeals. Procedure. Any person whose initial request is denied in whole or in part may appeal that denial, in accordance with 7 CFR 1.6(e) and 1.8, to the Director, Office of Operations, USDA, Room 113-W Administration Building, 14th & Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. ...


to be charged are set forth in 7 CFR part 1, subpart A, appendix A. Appendix A to Part 2811--List of Addresses Section...


in the donation of excess research equipment to educational institutions and non-profit organizations for the conduct of technical and scientific education and...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2812.2] [Page 77] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2812_DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR THE DONATION OF EXCESS RESEARCH EQUIPMENT UNDER 15 U.S.C. 3710(i)--Table of Contents Sec. 2812.2 Eligibility. Eligible organizations are educational institutions or non-profit organizations involved in the conduct of technical and scientific educational and research activities. ...


enhance other equipment. The residual is reported for disposal. Cannibalization is only authorized if the property value is greater when cannibalized than retention in...


authorized official to approve donations of excess property/equipment under this part. (c) After USDA screening has been accomplished, excess personal property...


donation of excess personal property/equipment in the following groups to educational institutions or nonprofit organizations for the conduct of technical and...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2812.6] [Page 79] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2812_DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR THE DONATION OF EXCESS RESEARCH EQUIPMENT UNDER 15 U.S.C. 3710(i)--Table of Contents Sec. 2812.6 Title. Title to excess personal property/equipment donated under this Part will automatically pass to the donee once the sponsoring agency receives the SF-122 indicating that the donee has received the property. ...


donee must pay all costs associated with packaging and transportation, unless the sponsoring agency has made other arrangements. The donee should specify the method...


placed into use by the donee within a year of receipt and used for at least 1 year thereafter. Donees must maintain accountable records for such property during this...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2812.9] [Page 79] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2812_DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR THE DONATION OF EXCESS RESEARCH EQUIPMENT UNDER 15 U.S.C. 3710(i)--Table of Contents Sec. 2812.9 Disposal. When the property is no longer needed by the donee, it may be used in support of other Federal projects or sold and the proceeds used for technical and scientific education and research activities. ...


injury, illness, or any other damages or loss related to excess personal property/equipment donated under this part. The donee is advised to insure or otherwise protect...


determine the essential uses of natural gas, and to certify to the Secretary of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the natural gas requirements,...


domestic market, and for export, for building of reserves, and crops for soil building or conservation. This term also includes the processing of food and fiber into stable...


classes are certified as essential agricultural uses in order to meet the requirements of full food and fiber production: Essential...


Agricultural Use Establishment, whether such Essential Agricultural Use Establishment is in existence on the effective date of this rule or comes into existence thereafter,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2900.6] [Page 84] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2900_ESSENTIAL AGRICULTURAL USES AND VOLUMETRIC REQUIREMENTS_NATURAL GAS POLICY ACT--Table of Contents Sec. 2900.6 Effective date. This rule shall become effective on May 14, 1979. ...


the Secretary of Agriculture's Essential Agricultural Uses and Requirements regulations in accordance with section 502(c) of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978, in order...


venture or corporation. (b) Director means the Director of the Office of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture. (c) Secretary means the Secretary of the...


make an oral presentation of data, views and arguments in support of the request for an adjustment, provided that a request to make an oral presentation is submitted in writing with...


Agricultural Uses and Requirements regulations in part 2900 shall file a formal written request with the Director. The request should contain a full and complete statement...


a rescission of the Essential Agricultural Uses and Requirements regulations of part 2900 shall file a formal written request with the Director. The request shall contain...


exemption from the Essential Agricultural Uses and Requirements regulations in part 2900 shall file a formal written request with the Director. The request shall contain a full...


a request for any interpretation under Sec. 2901.4 may request a review of the denial by the Secretary, within 30 days from the date of the denial. (2) Any person aggrieved...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2901.8] [Page 88] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2901_ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR ADJUSTMENTS OF NATURAL GAS CURTAILMENT PRIORITY--Table of Contents Sec. 2901.8 Judicial review. Any person aggrieved or adversely affected by a final agency action taken on a request for an adjustment under this section may obtain judicial review in accordance with section 506 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2901.9] [Page 88] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2901_ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR ADJUSTMENTS OF NATURAL GAS CURTAILMENT PRIORITY--Table of Contents Sec. 2901.9 Effective date. This rule shall become effective on October 29, 1979. ...


Program grants awarded under the provisions of section 9004 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA) (7 U.S.C. 8104) which authorizes the Secretary...


vehicle fleet operators, other interested entities, and the public, [[Page 89]] with the benefits of biodiesel, a relatively new fuel option in the...


that have demonstrated both knowledge of biodiesel fuel production, use, or distribution and the ability to conduct educational and technical support programs. ...


cost rate negotiated with the cognizant Federal negotiating agency. Indirect costs may not exceed the negotiated rate. If no indirect cost rate has been negotiated,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2903.5] [Page 89] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2903_BIODIESEL FUEL EDUCATION PROGRAM--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Information Sec. 2903.5 Matching requirements. There are no matching funds requirements for the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program and matching resources will not be factored into the review process as evaluation criteria. ...


Program applicants. A continuation grant is a grant instrument by which the Department agrees to support a specified level of effort for a predetermined project period with...


measure their progress towards achieving the following objectives: (1) Enhance current efforts to collect and disseminate biodiesel information; (2) Coordinate...


potential applicants of the availability of funds for [[Page 90]] competitive continuation grants. The program announcement will provide information...


instructions in the program announcement. At a minimum, applications shall include: a proposal cover page, project summary, project description, information about key...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2903.10] [Page 90] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2903_BIODIESEL FUEL EDUCATION PROGRAM--Table of Contents Subpart C_Preparation of an Application Sec. 2903.10 Submission of an application. The program announcement will provide the deadline date for submitting an application, the number of copies of each application that must be submitted, and the address to which proposals must be submitted. ...


do not receive an acknowledgment within 60 days of the submission deadline should contact the program contact indicated on the program announcement. Once the...


reviewers will be selected based upon training and experience in relevant scientific, extension, or education fields, taking into account the following factors: ...


submitted for the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program: (1) Relevance of proposed project to current and future issues related to the production, use, distribution,...


will be taken to prevent any actual or perceived conflicts of interest that may impact review or evaluation. Determinations of conflicts of interest will be based on...


(ADO) shall make grants to those responsible, eligible applicants whose applications are judged most meritorious under the procedures set forth in this part. The...


be submitted on a one-time basis as part of the responsibility determination prior to the award of a grant identified under this program, if such information has not...


information including, at a minimum, the following: (1) Legal name and address of performing organization or institution to whom OEPNU has issued an award under...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2903.18] [Page 92] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2903_BIODIESEL FUEL EDUCATION PROGRAM--Table of Contents Subpart F_Supplementary Information Sec. 2903.18 Access to review information. Copies of reviews, not including the identity of reviewers, and a summary of the comments will be sent to the applicant PD after the review process has been completed. ...


the award state otherwise, the awardee may not in whole or in part delegate or transfer to another person, institution, or organization the responsibility for use...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR2903.20] [Page 93] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 2903_BIODIESEL FUEL EDUCATION PROGRAM--Table of Contents Subpart F_Supplementary Information Sec. 2903.20 Reporting requirements. The award document will give instructions regarding the submission of progress reports, including the frequency and required contents of the reports. ...


grant applications considered for review and to project grants awarded under this program. These include, but are not limited to: 7 CFR Part 1, subpart A--USDA...


becomes a part of the record of USDA transactions, available to the public upon specific request. Information that the Secretary determines to be of a confidential, privileged,...


Authorized departmental officer or ADO means the Secretary or any employee of the Department who has the authority to issue or modify grant instruments on behalf of...


(7 CFR 1.1--1.23 and Appendix A) under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552, as amended). These regulations supplement the Department's regulations by...


certain kinds of records. (b) Procedure. To gain access to OFM records that are available for public inspection, contact the Freedom of Information Act Officer...


information for the public with regard to any records which are made available for public inspection and copying. OFM does not maintain any materials within the...


(2) Make discretionary release of OFM records when the benefit to the public in releasing the document outweighs any harm likely to result from disclosure, ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3011.5] [Page 97] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3011_AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC--Table of Contents Sec. 3011.5 Appeals. Any person whose initial request is denied in whole or in part may appeal that denial, in accordance with 7 CFR 1.6(e) and 1.8, to the Director, Office of Finance and Management, USDA, Room 117-W, Administration Building, 14th and Independence Ave., Washington, DC 20250-9000. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3011.6] [Page 97] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3011_AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC--Table of Contents Sec. 3011.6 Fee schedule. Departmental regulations provide for a schedule of reasonable standard charges for document search and duplication. See 7 CFR 1.2(b). Fees to be charged are set forth in 7 CFR part 1, subpart A, Appendix A. [[Page 98]] ...


costs under USDA grants and cooperative agreements to State and local governments, universities, non-profit and for-profit organizations as set forth in...


cooperative agreements. For each substantive provision in this part, either the words of the provision itself or other words in the same subpart tell whether the provision applies...


USDA grant programs may contain provisions that conflict with this part. Those statutory provisions take precedence over this part. (b) Nonstatutory provisions. USDA...


find that a particular recipient: (1) Is financially unstable, (2) Has a history of poor performance, or (3) Has a management system that does not meet...


shall not impose grant or subgrant conditions which: (a) Require the recipient to use a separate bank account for the deposit of grant or subgrant funds, or ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3015.11] [Page 101] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3015_UNIFORM FEDERAL ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Cash Depositories Sec. 3015.11 Separate bank accounts. A separate bank account shall be required when applicable letter of credit agreements provide that funds will not be drawn until the recipient's checks are presented to the bank for payment. [[Page 102]] ...


or regulation of the United States or any of its officers, agents, or employees (public moneys as defined in Treasury Circular 176, as amended), must be deposited in a...


minority business enterprises, recipients, and subrecipients are encouraged to use minority and women-owned banks. Upon request, awarding agencies will furnish a listing...


observe their regular requirements and practices with respect to bonding and insurance. No additional bonding and insurance requirements, including fidelity bonds, shall...


guarantees, performance bonds, and payment bonds when the recipients will contract or subcontract for construction or facility improvement (including alterations and...


require the recipient to carry adequate fidelity bond coverage where the absence of coverage for the grant-supported activity is considered as created an unacceptable risk. ...


be obtained from companies holding certificates of authority as acceptable sureties (31 CFR part 223). A list of these companies is published annually by the Department...


statistical records and other records of recipients, which are: (1) Required to be maintained by the provisions of a USDA grant or cooperative...


shall be kept for 3 years from the starting date specified in Sec. 3015.22. (b) If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving...


the date of the submission of the final expenditure report or, where USDA grant support is continued or renewed at annual or other intervals, the 3-year retention period for...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3015.23] [Page 104] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3015_UNIFORM FEDERAL ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart D_Record Retention and Access Requirements Sec. 3015.23 Microfilm. Copies made by microfilming, photocopying, or similar methods may be substituted for the original records. ...


the United States, or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of the recipient which...


grant or subgrant conditions which limit public access to records covered by this subpart, except when the awarding agency determines that such records must be...


Act of 1968 authorizes Federal agencies to waive ``single'' State agency requirements on request of the Governor or other duly constituted...


interest and other investment income earned on advances of grant funds. Appendix A defines the term ``program income.'' There are five categories of program income covered in...


as defined in Appendix A. (b) Use. (1) General program income shall be retained by the recipient and used in accordance with one or a combination of...


The following kinds of program income shall be governed by Subpart R of this part: (a) Proceeds from the sale of real property purchased or constructed under a grant...


royalties, license fees, and other income earned by a recipient from a copyrighted work developed under the grant or subgrant. Income of that kind is covered by this...


royalties or equivalent income earned on patents or inventions arising out of activities assisted by a grant or subgrant shall be governed by the provisions of the grant or...


this part which subsequently results from an activity supported by a grant or subgrant but which does not accrue until after the period of grant or subgrant support. An example...


paragraph (b) of this section for the principal exemption), recipients shall remit to the Federal government any interest or other investment income earned on advances of...


matching. These rules apply whether cost-sharing or matching is required by Federal statute, awarding agency regulations, or by...


after qualifications and exceptions are met in Sec. 3015.52 and by satisfying either or both of the following: (a) Allowable costs incurred by the recipient or by...


cost-sharing or a matching requirement shall not be met by costs supported by another Federal grant, except as provided by Federal statute. This exception however, does not apply...


by an individual shall be valued at rates consistent with the rates normally paid for similar work in the recipient organization. If there is no similar work in...


the contributions shall not exceed the cost of the supplies to the donor or the market value of the supplies, at the time of the donation, whichever is less. (b)...


or land, and the title is given to the recipient, the treatment of this donated property shall depend upon the purpose of the grant or subgrant as follows: ...


value of land or a building or the fair rental rate of land or of space in a building. In these cases, the awarding agency must require that the market value or fair...


recipients. No additional financial management standards or requirements shall be imposed by awarding agencies. Awarding agencies will, however, provide recipients...


subrecipients in managing their financial management system. (a) Financial reporting. Complete, accurate, and current disclosure of the financial results of each...


recipients to report financial information to USDA [[Page 110]] and to request grant payments when a letter of credit is not used. (b) This subpart need not...


use only the forms specified in Sec. Sec. 3015.82 through 3015.85, and such other forms as may be authorized by OMB for: (1) Submitting grant financial reports...


Report, to report the status of funds for all nonconstruction projects or programs. (b) Accounting basis. Unless specified in the provisions of the grant...


by letters of credit (or Treasury check advances) through any USDA payment office, the recipient shall submit to USDA a Standard Form 272, Federal Cash Transactions...


or cooperative agreements shall request Treasury check advance payments on Standard Form 270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement. This form is not used for letter...


Construction grants paid by reimbursement method. (1) Requests for reimbursement under construction grants shall be submitted on Standard Form 271, Outlay Report and Request...


performance of recipients. These procedures place responsibility on recipients to manage the day-to-day operations of their grant and subgrant...


subgrant- supported activities to assure that performance goals are being achieved. Recipient monitoring shall cover each program, function,...


that performance information available from subsequent applications contains sufficient information to meet its programmatic needs, require the recipient to submit...


dates which have significant impact upon the grant or subgrant supported activity. In such cases, the recipient shall inform the awarding agency as soon as the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3015.94] [Page 113] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3015_UNIFORM FEDERAL ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart K_Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance Sec. 3015.94 Site visits. The awarding agency shall make site visits as frequently as practicable to: (a) Review program accomplishments and manage control systems. (b) Provide such technical assistance as may be required. ...


may waive any performance report required by this subpart if not needed. (b) Reports from subrecipients. The recipient may waive any performance report from a subrecipient...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3015.100] [Page 113] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3015_UNIFORM FEDERAL ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart L_Payment Requirements Sec. 3015.100 Scope. This subpart prescribes the basic standards and methods under which a USDA awarding agency will make grant payments to recipients, and recipients will make subgrant payments to their subrecipients. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3015.101] [Page 113] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3015_UNIFORM FEDERAL ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart L_Payment Requirements Sec. 3015.101 General. Methods and procedures for making payments to recipients shall minimize the time elapsing between the transfer of funds and the recipient's disbursements. ...


recipients when all the following conditions exist: (i) There is or will be a continuing relationship between the recipient and the USDA awarding agency for at least a...


charges incurred by recipients will not be withheld at any time during the grant period unless (1) the recipient has failed to comply with the program objectives, grant...


and are not prescheduled, the recipient shall submit its payment requests at least monthly. Less frequent requests are not permitted for they result in advances...


making (or withholding) payments to subrecip[chyph]ients, with the following exceptions: (a) Advance payment by Treasury check may be used instead of letter of...


requirements for post-award programmatic changes and budget revisions by recipients. (b) Exemption of mandatory or formula grants. Sections 3015.113 through 3015.115...


require prior approval of certain types of costs. Except when waived, those prior approval requirements apply to all grants and subgrants, whether or not Sec. Sec....


prior approval required by this subpart, recipi[chyph]ents shall address their requests to the responsible official of the awarding agency. Approvals shall not be valid...


approval of departures, other than budget revisions, from approved project plans. In addition to the requirements in this section, awarding agencies may require prior...


and non-research projects which involve cost-sharing or matching, approved budg[chyph]ets shall ordinarily consist of a single set of figures covering total project...


(a)(2) of this section, the recipient of a grant, subgrant, or cooperative agreement having an approved budget shall obtain prior approval for any budget revision...


When a grant, subgrant, or cooperative agreement provides support for both construction and nonconstruction work, the awarding agency may require prior...


possible after expiration or notice of termination. (b) The following shall apply when closing out USDA grants: (1) Upon request from the recipient, any...


for each grant shall be considered as a debt or debts owed by the recipient to the Federal government. They shall, if not paid upon demand, be subject to recovery by...


materially failed to comply with the provisons of the grant award, the awarding agency may suspend or terminate, in accordance with Sec. Sec. 3015.123 and 3015.124, any grant...


provisions prescribed in the grant agreement, the awarding agency may, after reasonable notice to the recipient, suspend the grant in whole or in part. A suspension...


any grant or other agreement in whole, or in part, at any time before the date of expiration, whenever it is determined that the recipient has materially failed to...


the same standards regarding closeout, suspension, and termination of subgrants as prescribed in this subpart for awarding agencies. Subparts...


be used by governmental organizations (except hospitals, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education operated by a government) in applying to USDA...


organizations shall use to apply to USDA for a discretionary grant. (b) Governments need not submit more than the original and two copies of application...


shall use the Preapplication for Federal Assistance form prescribed by Circular A-102. The purposes of these preapplications shall be to: (1) Establish...


of the results of their review of preapplications by using the Notice of Preapplication Review Action form prescribed by Circular A-102. If the review cannot...


the Application for Federal Assistance (Nonconstruction Programs) form prescribed by OMB Circular A-102 in applying for discretionary grants unless a form specified in...


the Application for Federal Assistance (for Construction Programs) form prescribed by Circular A-102 in applying for any grant whose purpose is solely or primarily construction,...


Federal Assistance (Short Form) form prescribed by Circular A-102 in applying for any single- purpose, one-time grant of less than $10,000 not requiring Circular...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3015.157] [Page 120] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3015_UNIFORM FEDERAL ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart Q_Application for Federal Assistance Sec. 3015.157 Authorized form for nongov[chyph]ernmental organizations. Nongovernmental organizations shall use application forms prescribed by the awarding agency. The facesheet of these applications shall be Standard Form 424. ...


(a) Standards for competition. Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section, awarding agencies shall enter into discretionary grants and cooperative agreements only...


this subpart applies to real property, equipment (including ADP) and supplies whose acquisition is supported by a grant. (b) Also contained in this subpart...


follow their own property management policies and procedures. Unless specifically required by Federal statutes or Executive Orders, awarding...


in this subpart, title to real property, equipment, and supplies acquired under a grant or subgrant shall vest, upon acquisition, in the recipient or...


this subpart shall be subject to the following requirements, in addition to any other requirements imposed by the provisions of the grant award: (a) Use. The property shall...


permit title to equipment or supplies acquired with grant funds to vest in the recipient without further obligation to the Federal government or on such terms...


to require the transfer of equipment (including title) for items of equipment having a unit cost of $1,000 or more to the Federal government or to an eligible non-Federal...


set forth in Sec. 3015.165, it shall be used by the recipient in the project or program for which it was acquired as long as needed, whether or not the project or...


of equipment may be done either through trade-in or through sale and application of the proceeds to the acquisition cost of replacement equipment. In either case,...


programs currently or previously sponsored by the Federal government, disposal of the equipment shall be made as follows: (a) Equipment with a unit acquisition cost...


a minimum, meet the following requirements (including replacement equipment) until such actions as transfer, replacement or disposal takes place: (a) Property records shall...


a unit acquisition cost of $1,000 or more that, before disposal (see Sec. 3015.168), is damaged beyond repair, lost, or stolen. (b) Recipient at fault--(1)...


left over upon termination or expiration of the grant or subgrant for which they were acquired and the supplies are not needed for any project or program currently or...


to determine the Federal (or non-Federal) share of real property, equipment or supplies. (a) General. (1) Except as explained in the following paragraphs of...


or 3015.170, the Federal government has a right to an amount of money upon disposal or loss, theft, or damage of property. (b) If the recipient's project or program...


property acquired under a subgrant, the non-Federal share shall be proportionally divided between the recipient and the subrecipient. The sub[chyph]recipient shall...


or nonprofit organization (including universities and other institutions of higher education), the allocation of rights in inventions produced under a grant or...


0, ``Procurement Standards'', of OMB Circulars A-102 and A-110. Circular A-102 covers grant and cooperative agreement programs with State and local governments and...


the performance of their officers, employees or agents engaged in awarding and administering contracts supported by Federal funds: (1) No employee, officer or...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3015.182] [Page 128] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3015_UNIFORM FEDERAL ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart S_Procurement Sec. 3015.182 Open and free competition. All procurement transactions, regardless of whether by sealed bids or by negotiation and without regard to dollar value shall be conducted in a manner that provides maximum open and free competition. ...


of contracts a provision for access to the contractor's records by the recipient and the Federal government. The following applies to the provision: (a) The...




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