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Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program

The purpose of SPMGP is to develop projects that strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States, including through the improvement of infrastructure, business, resource development, and through the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status

Active

Program Number

10.173

Federal Agency/Office

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Agricultural Marketing Service

Type(s) of Assistance Offered

Project Grants

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Authorization

The Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP) is authorized under section 12102 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) that amends Subtitle A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) by adding section 209, Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program, Public Law 113-79, 7 U.S.C 1621.

Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility

National entities whose mission is consistent with strengthening and enhancing the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States.

Beneficiary Eligibility

U.S. sheep producers.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must provide documentation as to how they meet the definition of an eligible entity and be registered with www.SAM.gov to submit their application via Grants.gov. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E – Cost Principles.

What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure

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 Procedure

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applicants must submit form SF-424, SF-424B, an eligibility statement, written proof of eligibility, critical resources and infrastructure documentation, a narrative description of the proposal, a supplemental budget summary, and any supporting documents. Letters of commitment may be required as applicable.

Award Procedure

Applications are reviewed by qualified reviewers and approved or disapproved by the Agricultural Marketing Service in competition with other applications received. Grantees are notified of the amount awarded by allotment notification.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Approval/Disapproval Decision Time

From 30 to 60 days. Application deadlines are posted on Grants.gov and on the Agricultural Marketing Service website at www.ams.usda.gov/SPMGP.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

How are proposals selected?

Applications are evaluated based on projects that strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States, including through the improvement of infrastructure, business, resource development, and through the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs.

How may assistance be used?

Projects that strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States, including through the improvement of infrastructure, business, resource development, and through the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs.

What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting

No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Awardee report requirements are stated in the grant agreement. Awardee report requirements are stated in the grant agreement. No performance monitoring is required.

Auditing

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.

Records

Awardees must keep all records relating to the grant for 3 years from the date the SF-425 is submitted to the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards will be made in FY 2014 and continue to be made until expended. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kenneth R. Payne, Director, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Kenneth.Payne@ams.usda.gov Phone: 202-720-5705

Website Address

http://www.ams.usda.gov/SPMGP

Financial Information
Account Identification

12-8015-0-1-352.

Obligations

(Project Grants) FY 14 $1,500,000; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not to exceed $1,500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

Additional information is posted at http://www.ams.usda.gov/SPMGP or may be obtained from the SPMGP contact.

Examples of Funded Projects

Not Applicable.

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