Title 7--AGRICULTURE
Chapter XXXIV--COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION


(a) The regulations of this part apply to special research grants awarded under the authority of subsection (c) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant...


this part: (a) Administrator means the Administrator of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) and any other officer or employee of...


(a) Except where otherwise prohibited by law, any State agricultural experiment station, all colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, Federal...


(a) A request for proposals will be prepared and announced through publications such as the Federal Register, professional trade journals, agency or program handbooks, the...


(a) Evaluation. All proposals received from eligible applicants in accordance with eligible research problem or program areas and deadlines established in...


Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the awarding official shall make research project grants to those responsible, eligible applicants whose proposals are...


(a) Delegation of fiscal responsibility. The grantee may not delegate or transfer in whole or in part, to another person, institution, or organization the responsibility for use...


apply. Several other Federal statutes and/or regulations apply to grant proposals considered for review or to research project grants awarded under this part....


Administrator may, with respect to any research project grant or to any class of awards, impose additional conditions prior to or at the time of any [[Page...


operation of peer review groups. Subject to Sec. 3400.5, the Administrator will adopt procedures for the conduct of peer reviews and the formulation of...


peer review groups. (a) Peer review group members will be selected based upon their training and experience in relevant scientific or technical fields, taking into...


interest. Members of peer review groups covered by this part are subject to relevant provisions contained in Title 18 of the United States Code relating to...


information. Information regarding the peer review process will be made available to the extent permitted under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), the...


(a) All research grant applications will be acknowledged. Prior to technical examination, a preliminary review will be made for responsiveness to the request...


(a) Subject to the varying conditions and needs of States, Federal funded agricultural research supported under these provisions shall be designed to, among...


to award. Source: 64 FR 34104, June 24, 1999, unless otherwise noted. (a) Review requirement. Prior to the award of a standard or continuation grant...


for research activities. Scientific peer review is an evaluation of a proposed project for technical quality and relevance to regional or national goals performed...


and extension activities. Merit review is an evaluation of a proposed project or elements of a proposed program whereby the technical quality and relevance to...


(a) Reporting requirement. The recipient shall submit an annual report describing the results of the research, extension, or education activity and the merit of the results. ...


this part. (a) The regulations of this part apply to rangeland research grants awarded [[Page 310]] under the authority of section 1480 of the...


this part: (a) Administrator means the Administrator of CSREES and any other officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture to whom the authority involved may...


(a) Except where otherwise prohibited by law, any land-grant college and university, State agricultural experiment station, and college, university, and Federal laboratory...


In accordance with section 1480 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3333), except in the case of...


Pursuant to section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3319), funds made available...


(a) General. After consultation with the Rangeland Research Advisory Board, established pursuant to section 1482 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and...


(a) Evaluation. All proposals received from eligible applicants in accordance with eligible research problem or program areas and deadlines established in...


Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the awarding official shall make research project grants to those responsible, eligible applicants whose proposals...


(a) Delegation of fiscal responsibility. The grantee may not delegate or transfer in whole or in part, to another person, institution, or organization the responsibility for use...


that apply. Several other Federal statutes and/or regulations apply to grant proposals considered for review or to research project grants awarded under this...


Administrator may, with respect to any research project grant or to any class of awards, impose additional conditions prior to or at the time of any award when, in the...


operation of peer review groups. Subject to Sec. 3401.7, the Administrator will adopt procedures for the conduct of peer reviews and the formulation...


peer review groups. Peer review group members will be selected based upon their training or experience in relevant scientific or technical fields, taking into...


interest. Members of peer review groups covered by this part are subject to relevant provisions contained in Title 18 of the United States Code relating to...


information. Information regarding the peer review process will be made available to the extent permitted under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552),...


(a) All research Applications for Funding will be acknowledged. Prior to technical examination, a preliminary review will be made...


(a) Federally funded research supported under these provisions shall be designed to, among other things, accomplish one or more of the following purposes: ...


3402.1 Applicability of regulations. (a) The regulations of this part apply to competitive grants awarded under the provisions of section 1417(b)(6) of...


3402.2 Definitions. As used in this part: Citizen or national of the United States means (1) A citizen or native resident of a State; or, ...


3402.3 Institutional eligibility. Proposals may be submitted by land-grant colleges and universities, by colleges and universities having significant...


3402.4 Food and agricultural sciences areas targeted for national needs graduate fellowship grants support. Areas of the food and agricultural...


3402.5 Overview of National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants Program. (a) The program will provide funds for a limited number of grants to support...


3402.6 Fellowship appointments. (a)(1) Fellows must be identified and fellowships must be awarded within 15 months of the effective date of a...


3402.7 Fellowship activities. A Fellow must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student, as defined by the institution, at all times during the tenure of...


3402.8 Financial provisions. The basis fellowship stipend, cost-of-education institutional allowance, and special international study or...


3402.9 Application package. An application package will be made available to any potential grant applicant upon request. This package will include...


3402.10 Proposal cover page. The Proposal Cover Page, Form CSRS 701, must be completed in its entirety including all authorizing signatures. One copy of...


Sec. 3402.11 National need summary. Using the National Need Summary, Form CSRS-702, applicants must summarize the proposed graduate program of study and...


3402.12 National need narrative. A narrative for the national need area should be written in five sections limited to no more than 20 pages, and preceded by...


3402.13 Budget. Applicants must prepare the Proposal Budget, Form CSRS-703, identifying all costs associated with the proposal. Instructions...


3402.14 Faculty vitae. This section should include a Summary Vita, Form CSRS-708, for each faculty member contributing significantly to...


3402.15 Appendix. Any additional supporting information deemed essential for clarifying and/or strengthening the proposal should be included in...


3402.16 Intent to submit a proposal. To assist HEP in preparing for review of fellowship proposals, institutions planning to submit proposals...


3402.17 Where to submit a proposal. The program announcement published in the Federal Register will delineate the date for submission of proposals and...


3402.18 Proposal review. The proposal evaluation process includes both USDA internal staff review and merit evaluation by panels of...


Sec. 3402.19 Evaluation criteria. Proposals addressing a particular national need area at a particular degree level will be evaluated in competition...


3402.20 Terms and conditions of grant awards. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the awarding official shall make project grants...


3402.21 Grant awards. (a) The grant award document shall include, at a minimum, the following: (1) Legal name and address of...


3402.22 Other Federal statutes and regulations that apply. Several other Federal regulations or statutes apply to project grants awarded under this...


3402.23 Confidential aspects of proposals and awards. When a proposal results in a grant, it becomes a part of the record of the Agency's...


3402.24 Access to peer review information. After final decisions have been announced, HEP will, upon request, inform the project director of the reasons...


3402.25 Documentation of progress on funded projects. (a) A Fellowship Appointment Documentation form (Form CSRS-707) is included in the application...


3402.26 Evaluation of program. Grantees should be aware that HEP may, as a part of its own program evaluation activities, carry out in-depth evaluations...


regulations. (a) The regulations of this part apply to small business innovation research grants awarded under the general authority of section 630 of the Act...


As used in this part: Ad hoc reviewers means experts or consultants, qualified by training and experience in particular scientific or technical fields to...


(a) Eligibility of organization. (1) Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business concern for research purposes, as defined...


The Small Business Innovation Research Grants Program will be carried out in three separate phases described in this section. The first two phases are...


proposals. (a) Phase I. A program solicitation requesting phase I proposals will be prepared each fiscal year in which funds are made available for...


of proposals. (a) The proposed research must be responsive to one of the USDA program interests stated in the research topic descriptions of the...


Proposal format for phase I applications. (a) The following items relate to phase I applications. Further instructions or descriptions for these items as well as any...


Proposal format for phase II applications. (a) The following items relate to phase II applications. Further instructions or descriptions for these items as well as any...


proposals. The program solicitation for phase I proposals and the letter requesting phase II proposals will provide the deadline date for submitting proposals,...


(a) All research grant applications will be acknowledged. (b) Phase I and phase II proposals will be judged competitively in a two-stage process,...


information. Information regarding the peer review process will be made available to the extent permitted under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552),...


conditions of grant awards. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the awarding official shall make research project grants to those...


grant awards. (a) The grant award document shall include, at a minimum, the following: (1) Legal name and address of performing organization. (2) Title...


funds; changes. (a) Delegation of fiscal responsibility. The grantee may not in whole or in part delegate or transfer to another person, institution, or organization...


statutes and regulations that apply. Several other Federal statutes and/or regulations apply to grant proposals considered for review or to research project grants...


The Department may, with respect to any research project grant, impose additional conditions prior to or at the time of any award when, in the...


Agriculture in part 1, subpart A of this title and appendix A thereto, implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552). The Secretary's regulations, as...


made available for public inspection and copying and that a current index of these materials be published quarterly or otherwise be made available. Members of the public...


accordance with Sec. 1.5 of this title and submitted to the FOIA Coordinator, Information Staff, ARS, REE, USDA, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville,...


precludes a determination within 20 working days, the requests may be processed in a multitrack processing system, based on the date of receipt, the amount of work and...


and that discretionary release would be improper, the FOIA Coordinator shall give written notice of denial in accordance with Sec. 1.7(a) of...


shall be made in accordance with Sec. 1.14 of this title and should be addressed as follows: Administrator, [[Page 340]] CSREES, U.S. Department of...


(a) The regulations of this part only apply to competitive Higher Education Challenge Grants awarded under the provisions of section 1417(b)(1) of...


As used in this part: (a) Authorized departmental officer means the Secretary or any employee of the Department who has the authority to issue or modify grant...


Proposals may be submitted by land-grant and other U.S. colleges and universities offering a baccalaureate or first professional degree in at least one discipline...


The Department of Agriculture is designated as the lead Federal agency for higher education in the food and agricultural sciences. In this context, CSREES...


Each application must provide for matching support from a non- Federal source. CSREES will cite in the program announcement the required percentage of institutional...


This program supports projects related to strengthening undergraduate or graduate teaching programs as specified in the annual program announcement. Only...


Applicants are encouraged to submit joint project proposals as defined in Sec. 3405.2(m), which address regional or national problems and which will result overall...


Institutions may submit proposals that are complementary in nature as defined in Sec. 3405.2(g). Such complementary project proposals may be submitted by the...


Under the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program, the use of grant funds to plan, acquire, or construct a building or facility is not allowed. With prior...


Program application materials in an application package will be made available to eligible institutions upon request. These materials include the...


proposal. (a) Proposal cover page. (1) Form CSREES-712, ``Higher Education Proposal Cover Page,'' must be completed in its entirety. Note that providing a Social...


proposal. To assist CSREES in preparing for the review of proposals, institutions planning to submit proposals may be requested to complete Form CSREES-711,...


submit a proposal. The program announcement will provide the deadline date for submitting a proposal, the number of copies of each proposal that must be submitted, and...


The proposal evaluation process includes both internal staff review and merit evaluation by peer review panels comprised of scientists, educators,...


The maximum score a proposal can receive is 200 points. Unless otherwise stated in the annual solicitation published in the Federal Register, the peer review...


information. After final decisions have been announced, CSREES will, upon request, inform the project director of the reasons for its decision on a...


(a) General. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the authorized departmental officer shall make project grants to those responsible, eligible applicants...


(a) Delegation of fiscal responsibility. The grantee may not in whole or in part delegate or transfer to another person, institution, or organization...


funded projects. (a) During the tenure of a grant, project directors must attend at least one national project directors meeting, if offered, in Washington, DC or...


and regulations that apply. Several other Federal statutes and regulations apply to grant proposals considered for review and to project grants awarded under...


proposals and awards. When a proposal results in a grant, it becomes a part of the record of the Agency's transactions, available to the public upon specific...


Grantees should be aware that CSREES may, as a part of its own program evaluation activities, carry out in-depth evaluations of assisted activities. Thus,...


regulations. (a) The regulations of this part apply only to capacity building grants awarded to the 1890 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University...


As used in this part: Authorized departmental officer means the Secretary or any employee of the Department who has the authority to issue or modify...


Proposals may be submitted by any of the 16 historically black 1890 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University. The 1890 land-grant institutions...


program. (a) The Department of Agriculture and the Nation depend upon sound programs in the food and agricultural sciences at the Nation's colleges and universities...


The Department strongly encourages and may require non-Federal matching support for this program. In the annual program solicitation, CSREES will announce any...


requirement. (a) Each application must provide documentation that at least one USDA agency or office has agreed to cooperate with the applicant institution...


program. This program supports both teaching project grants and research project grants. Such grants are intended to strengthen the teaching and research capabilities...


Applicants are encouraged to submit joint project proposals as defined in Sec. 3406.2, which address regional or national problems and which will result...


proposals. Institutions may submit proposals that are complementary in nature as defined in Sec. 3406.2. Such complementary project proposals may be submitted by...


facilities. Under the 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program, the use of grant funds to plan, acquire, or construct a building or facility is not...


Scope of a teaching proposal. The teaching component of the program will support the targeted need area(s) related to strengthening teaching programs as specified in...


materials--teaching. Program application materials in an application package will be made available to eligible institutions upon request. These materials...


Content of a teaching proposal. (a) Proposal cover page. (1) Form CSREES-712, ``Higher Education Proposal Cover Page,'' must be completed in its entirety. Note that...


Proposal review--teaching. The proposal evaluation process includes both internal staff review and merit evaluation by peer review panels comprised of...


Evaluation criteria for teaching proposals. The maximum score a teaching proposal can receive is 150 points. Unless otherwise stated in the annual solicitation published...


Scope of a research proposal. The research component of the program will support projects that address high-priority research initiatives in areas such as...


materials--research. Program application materials in an application package will be made available to eligible institutions upon request. These materials...


materials--research. Program application materials in an application package will be made available to eligible institutions upon request. These materials...
...


Proposal review--research. The proposal evaluation process includes both internal staff review and merit evaluation by peer review panels comprised of...


Evaluation criteria for research proposals. The maximum score a research proposal can receive is 150 points. Unless otherwise stated in the annual solicitation published...


Intent to submit a proposal. To assist CSREES in preparing for the review of proposals, institutions planning to submit proposals may be requested to complete...


When and where to submit a proposal. The program announcement will provide the deadline date for submitting a proposal, the number of copies of each proposal that must...


peer review information. After final decisions have been announced, CSREES will, upon request, inform the principal investigator/project director of the reasons...


(a) General. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the authorized departmental officer shall make project grants to those responsible,...


changes. (a) Delegation of fiscal responsibility. The grantee may not in whole or in part delegate or transfer to another person, institution, or organization...


of funded projects. (a) During the tenure of a grant, principal investigators/project directors must attend at least one national...


statutes and regulations that apply. Several other Federal statutes and regulations apply to grant proposals considered for review and to project grants awarded under...


of proposals and awards. When a proposal results in a grant, it becomes a part of the record of the Agency's transactions, available to the public upon...


program. Grantees should be aware that CSREES may, as a part of its own program evaluation activities, carry out in-depth evaluations of assisted activities....


Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) establishes national policies and goals for the protection of the human environment. Section 102(2) of NEPA directs...


CSREES official, acting within the scope of delegated authority, who is responsible for awarding and administering project grants on behalf of USDA and for carrying out...


of NEPA and related laws and policies and with the implementing regulations cited in Sec. 3407.1(b) of this part. (b) Environmental documents should be concise,...


are responsibe for carrying out the provisions of NEPA as indicated: (a) Administrator. The Administrator is responsible for providing leadership, formulating agency...


action associated with CSREES programs and related activities: (a) Actions which normally do not require the preparation of an EA or an EIS are those actions...


analyzed by the appropriate CSREES official specified in Sec. 3407.4(c) to determine whether the project under consideration will have a significant environmental effect prior...


The following actions normally will require an EA: (a) Programs supported in whole or in part by CSREES which may result in a particular technology's moving from the field...


An EIS normally will be required for major actions where it is determined by CSREES that such activity will significantly affect the quality of the human environment,...


out agency responsibilities under NEPA, CSREES officials shall: (a) Consider all relevant environmental documents in evaluating programs, proposals, or projects for...


content. An EA may be prepared in any format provided that it covers, in a logical and succinct fashion, the information necessary for determining whether a proposed CSREES...


involving more than one agency. If more than one Federal agency participates in a program activity, a lead agency shall be selected in accordance with 40 CFR 1501.5(c). The...


regulations. (a) The regulations of this part apply to competitive research grants awarded under the authority of section 2(b) of the Act of August 4,...


As used in this part and in annual program solicitations issued pursuant to this part: (a) Administrator means the Administrator of the Cooperative...


(a) Except where otherwise prohibited by law, State agricultural experiment stations, all colleges and universities, other research institutions...


apply for a grant. (a) A program solicitation will be prepared and announced through publications such as the Federal Register, professional trade journals, agency...


disposition of applications. (a) Evaluation. All proposals received from eligible applicants and postmarked in accordance with deadlines established in the...


(a) General. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the awarding official shall make grants to those responsible, eligible applicants whose...


funds; changes. (a) Delegation of fiscal responsibility. The grantee may not, in whole or in part, delegate or transfer to another person, institution, or organization...


statutes and regulations that apply. Several other Federal statutes and/or regulations apply to grant proposals considered for review or to grants awarded under this...


The Administrator may, with respect to any grant or to any class of awards, impose additional conditions prior to or at the time of any award when, in...


3411.10 Establishment and operation of peer review groups. Subject to Sec. 3411.5, the Administrator shall adopt procedures for the conduct of peer reviews and...


3411.11 Composition of peer review groups. (a) Peer review group members and ad hoc reviewers will be selected based upon their training and experience in...


3411.12 Conflicts of interest. (a) Members of peer review groups covered by this part are subject to relevant provisions contained in title 18 of the United States...


3411.13 Availability of information. Information regarding the peer review process will be made available to the extent permitted under the Freedom of Information Act...


3411.14 Proposal review. (a) All grant applications will be acknowledged. Prior to technical examination, a preliminary review will be made for responsiveness to...


3411.15 Evaluation factors. Subject to the varying conditions and needs of States, Federally funded agricultural research supported under this program shall...


regulations. (a) The regulations of this part apply to research grants awarded under the authority of section 1668 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation,...


As used in this part: (a) Ad hoc reviewers means experts or consultants qualified by training and experience in particular scientific or technical fields to...


(a) Except where otherwise prohibited by law, any public or private research or educational institution or organization shall be eligible to apply for...


apply for a grant. (a) A program solicitation will be prepared and announced through publications such as the Federal Register, professional trade journals, agency...


disposition of applications. (a) Evaluation. All proposals received from eligible applicants and submitted in accordance with deadlines established in the annual...


(a) General. Within the limit of funds available for such purpose, the awarding official of CSREES or ARS shall make grants to those responsible, eligible...


funds; changes. (a) Delegation of fiscal responsibility. The grantee may not in whole or in part delegate or transfer to another person, institution, or organization...


and regulations that apply. Several other Federal statutes and regulations apply to grant preproposals or proposals considered for review or to grants...


The Administrator may elect to use a portion of available funding each fiscal year to support an Annual Conference, the purpose of which will be to bring...


Establishment and operation of peer review groups. Subject to Sec. 3415.5, the Administrator shall adopt procedures for the conduct of peer reviews and...


Composition of peer review groups. (a) Peer review group members and ad hoc reviewers will be selected based upon their training and experience in...


Conflicts of interest. Members of peer review groups covered by this part are subject to relevant provisions contained in title 18 of the United States...


Availability of information. Information regarding the peer review process will be made available to the extent permitted under the Freedom of Information Act...


3415.14 Proposal review. (a) All grant applications will be acknowledged. Prior to technical examination, a preliminary review will be made for responsiveness to...


Evaluation factors. In carrying out its review under Sec. 3415.14, the peer review group will take into account the following factors unless, pursuant to...


As used in this part: 1862 institution means a college or university eligible to receive funds under the Act of July 2, 1862 (7 U.S.C. 301, et seq.). ...


Section 102(c) of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7612(c)) requires land-grant institutions, as a condition...


To obtain formula funds after September 30, 1999, each recipient institution shall establish and implement a process for obtaining stakeholder input on the uses...


Each recipient institution shall report to the Department of Agriculture by October 1 of each fiscal year, the following information related to stakeholder...


comply and report. Formula funds may be withheld and redistributed if a recipient institution fails to either comply with Sec. 3418.3 or report under...


A recipient institution shall not require input from stakeholders as a condition of receiving the benefits of, or participating in, the agricultural research,...


1890 (7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.) (commonly known as the Second Morrill Act), including Tuskegee University, or a college or university designated under the Act of July 2, 1862...


shall equal not less than 30 percent of the formula funds to be distributed to the eligible institution; (b) For fiscal year 2001, matching funds shall equal not...


(a) The sources of non-Federal funds made available to the eligible institutions for agricultural research, extension, and qualified educational activity to meet the...


Secretary determines that, based on the report received under Sec. 3419.3, the State will be unlikely to satisfy the matching requirement. The criteria to waive the match in...


matching funds. Eligible institutions may revise their certification of matching funds through July 1 of the fiscal year in which funds are...


activities that have been approved in the plan of work required under sections 1444(d) and 1445(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching...


eligible institutions who have satisfied their current fiscal year requirement for matching funds for the formula funds. Unmatched research and extension funds will...




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