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Example: Formula: $26,355 to $691,481; $235,305.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS – This section briefly describes the accomplishments of a program using quantitative data, focussing on program output, results achieved, or services rendered during the past fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and projections for the coming fiscal year.

Example: In the past fiscal year, 140 applications were received and 140 staffing awards were issued. Approximately 147 continuation grants were funded during the current fiscal year and 103 are estimated to be funded in the budget fiscal year.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE - This section lists the title, number, and price of guidelines, handbooks, manuals, and other officially published information pertinent to a program. Since program regulations are published first in the Federal Register (FR) and later in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), citations to the CFR are listed.

Example: Interim guidelines available in application kits.


Regional or Local Office – This section lists the agency contact person, address and telephone number of the Federal Regional or Local Office(s) to be contacted for detailed information regarding a program such as: (1) current availability of funds and the likelihood of receiving assistance within a given period; (2) preapplication and application forms required; (3) whether a preapplication conference is recommended; (4) assistance available in preparation of applications; (5) whether funding decisions are made at the headquarters, regional or local level; (6) application renewal procedures (including continuations and supplementals) or appeal procedures for rejected applications; and (7) recently published program guidelines and material.

However, for most programs in the Catalog, this section will instruct the reader to consult Appendix IV of the Catalog (Agency Regional and Local Office Addresses) due to the volume of Regional and Local Office Contacts for most agencies. For those agencies with fewer contacts, the actual information will be provided in this section.

Example: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Branch of the appropriate
HHS Regional Office (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing).

(Appendix IV Listing) Region 1
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
William Farrow
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
(617) 123-4567
(Use same number for FTS)

Headquarters Office – This section lists names and addresses of the office at the headquarters level with direct operational responsibility for managing a program. A telephone number is provided in cases where a Regional or Local Office is not normally able to answer detailed inquiries concerning a program. Also listed are the name(s) and telephone number(s) of the information contact person(s) who can provide additional program information to applicants.

Example: Dr. Steven Sharfstein, Acting Director, Division of Mental Health Service Programs, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 123-4567. (Use same number for FTS.)

RELATED PROGRAMS — This section of the program description lists all programs in the Catalog that are closely related based on objectives and program uses. Applicants should also refer to these programs, as they may provide additional assistance in a related area of interest.

Example: 93.232, Maternal and Child Health Services; 93.233, Maternal and Child Health Training; 93.242, Mental Health Research Grants; 93.295, Community Mental Health Centers-Comprehensive Support; 93.630, Developmental Disabilities—Basic Support.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS: This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.

Example: Awards are made only for staffing of facilities offering mental health services for children.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: This section indicates the criteria used by the Federal grantor agency to evaluate proposals in order to inform potential applicants of the application review process and the criteria used to award funds for projects.

Example: The criteria for selecting proposals are based upon the extent the project will contribute to needed services and training, capability of applicant to provide services and training, more effective utilization of personnel providing mental health services, and development of new methods or information.

APPENDICES--The last section of the Catalog contains the following appendices: Programs Requiring Executive Order 12372 Review (Appendix I); Authorization Appendix (Appendix II); Budget Functional Code Appendix (Appendix III); Agency Regional and Local Office Addresses (Appendix IV); Sources of Additional Information (Appendix V); Developing and Writing Grants Proposals (Appendix VI); and in the December update to the Catalog, Historical Profile of Catalog Programs (Appendix VII). Appendix I – Programs Requiring Executive Order 12372 Review: This Appendix gives a brief description of

Executive Order 12372. The description explains its purpose, identifies a listing of all Catalog program numbers and titles to which it applies, the general procedures to follow in applying for assistance, and the State Single Point of Contact List to which the States may refer for application coordination pur

poses. Appendix II — Authorization Appendix: This appendix lists Acts, Executive Orders and Public Law numbers

which mandate programs in the Catalog. Acts and Executive Order citations are listed in alphabetic sequence and Public Law citations are listed numerically by the Congress. The citations are followed by

their corresponding program numbers. Appendix III - Budget Functional Code Appendix: This appendix lists programs by the Budget functional

classification. The three digits listed are the major and minor functional classifications used to identify

the major purpose of the programs. Appendix IV – Agency Regional and Local Office Addresses: This appendix lists the names, addresses and

telephone numbers of the regional and local offices which should be contacted for detailed information concerning a program and for initiating the process for applying for assistance. In cases where a Federal agency does not have a regional or local office, the headquarters office listed in the program description

should be contacted. Appendix V – Sources of Additional Information: Information pertaining to Federal programs is available

from Federal Information Centers and Federal Executive Boards as listed in this Appendix. Also listed are other government sources of information, including the 24 U.S. locations for the Government Print

ing Office Bookstores that sell the Catalog and other Federal publications. Appendix VI – Developing and Writing Grants Proposals: General overview of the grants proposal process

and suggested guidelines for developing and writing a well-prepared proposal to obtain Federal funding. Appendix VII – Historical Profile of Catalog Programs: This appendix lists all programs that have been

published in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance beginning with the 1965 edition, and the subsequent action taken related to those programs. (Published this year in the December update to the catalog.)


The following is a summary description of the functions and activities of Federal agencies responsible for administering programs listed in the Catalog. The programs (numbers) are also listed with the administering agency.

and Commericalization Center. Program policy and oversight is provided by a Board of Directors which is composed of Federal and private sector scientists, producers, and business experts.


Economic Research Service (10.250) The Economic Research

Service produces economic and other social science information as a service to the general public and to help Congress and the administration develop, administer, and evaluate agricultural and rural policies and programs.

Agricultural Research Service (10.001) -- Conducts research to de

velop new knowledge and technology to ensure an abundance of high quality agricultural commodities and products at reasonable prices to meet the increasing needs of an expanding economy and to provide for the continued improvement in the standard of living of all Americans. It conducts basic, applied, and developmental research on animal and plant production; use and improvement of soil, water, and air; processing, storage, distribution, food safety, consumer services and human nutrition research, and food and agriculture sciences.

Agricultural Cooperative Service (10.350) -- Serves as the focal

point of national activity involving agricultural cooperatives. The purpose of ACS is to help farmers help themselves by providing the assistance necessary to support and improve existing cooperatives and to help farmers organize new cooperatives. The studies conducted by ACS (some through joint Federal/State efforts) are intended to provide farmers with information on financial, organizational, legal, social and economic aspects of cooperative activity. In today's rapidly changing economic environment, ACS provides technical advice to assist farmer cooperatives in the development and operation of viable, profitable organizations serving the nation's small farm

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (10.025.

10.028) Conducts regulatory and control programs to protect and improve animal and plant health for the benefit of man and the environment.


Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) 10.051.

10.072) -- Administers specified commodity and related land use programs designed for voluntary production adjustment, resource protection, and price, market, and farm income stabilization.

Office of Advocacy and Enterprise (OAE) (10.140) - Provides

overall policy and leadership, coordination and direction for the Departments of Civil Rights and EEO programs; Planning for and coordination of the participation of minor college and universities departmental programs; oversight of all procurement activities to assure maximum participation of small and disadvantage business in the procurement process; and direction in monitoring of agency compliance in promoting fulland open competition in the departments contracting process.

Human Nutrition Information Service (10.375) Conducts applied

research in food and nutrition--what foods Americans buy and eat, what nutrients are in the foods we eat, and how we can make informed food choices. HNIS research is used by policy. makers to formulate research-based policies for nutrition and food intervention programs, consumer education, food fortification, and regulatory activities. HNIS reports the results of its work in both technical and popular publications and in forms that can be used by computers. Funds for grants and contracts are provided to universities and nonprofit organizations and institutions to perform analysis and research work in support of the system of National Food Consumption Surveys and in development of education materials and techniques to help Americans make the best decisions about food and diet.

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (10.153-10.167) --Administers

standardization, grading, voluntary and mandatory inspection, market news, marketing orders, regulatory, and related programs.

Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) (10.404-10.437) -- Provides

credit for farm and non-farm enterprises for those rural Americans who are unable to obtain credit from other sources at reasonable rates and terms.

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (10.450) -- Promotes the gen

eral welfare and strengthens the financial position of farmers and the community by providing crop insurance against loss from unavoidable causes, such as weather, insects, and disease.

Cooperative State Research Service (10.200-10.219) --Participates in

a nationwide system of agricultural research program planning and coordination between the States and the Department of Agriculture to encourage and assist in the establishment and maintenance of cooperation within and among the States and between the States and their Federal research partners. The primary function is to administer the Acts of Congress that authorize Federal appropriations for agricultural research carried on by the State agricultural experiment stations of the 50 States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Micronesia the Northern Marianas, approved schools of forestry, the 1980 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University, colleges of veterinary medicine,and other eligible institutions.

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Food Safety and Inspection Service (10.475-10.477) Assures that

meat and poultry products moving in interstate and foreign commerce are safe, wholesome, unadulterated and honestly and informatively labeled, as required by the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. The Meat and Poultry Inspection Program provides continuous implant inspection of all domestic plants preparing meat and poultry products for sale or distribution in commerce; reviews inspection systems in foreign establishments that prepare meat or poultry products for export to the United States; and provides technical and financial assistance to States which maintain meat and poultry inspection programs equal to Federal inspection.

Alternative Agricultural Research and Commericialization (AARC)

Center (10.240) --The Alternative Agricultural Research and Commericalization program provides assistance on a competitive basis to foster the development and commercialization of new non-food, non-feed products derived from agricultural and forestry commodities. Development of nontraditional uses for farm, ranch and forestry products provides an opportunity to improve U.S. competitiveness in foreign markets, create development and employment opportunities in rural areas, address environmental concerns and lower farm program costs. Programs are managed by the Alternative Agricultural Research

Extension Service (10.500) -- Coordinates and provides administra

tive, technical, and other services to a nationwide Cooperative Extension System, in partnership with State and local governments and the private sector. The primary function of this system is to take the research findings of the Department of Agriculture, the State Land-Grant Colleges and programs ad


ministered by the Department of Agriculture, and to develop and deliver informal, out-of-school educational programs. These programs communicate and demonstrate to people how they can apply research findings to identify and solve farm, home, and community problems. This work is carried out through extension offices in each State, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Micronesia, plus 16, 1890 land-grant universities and Tuskegee University as the State partner.

partment of Agriculture. The goal of RDA is to provide assist

to rural communities in becoming more economically competitive and in improving the standard of living of the residents. RDA intends to achieve this through technical assistance and credit programs for rural community facilities, water and waste systems, and business and industry.

Packers and Stockyard Administration (10.800) Maintains effec

tive competition and fair trade practices in the marketing of livestock, poultry for the protection of livestock and poultry producers.

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) (10.550-10.571) Administers

programs to make food assistance available to people who need it. These programs are operated in cooperation with State and local governments.

Rural Electrification Administration (REA) (10.850-10.855) --Fi

nances electric and telephone facilities in rural areas of the United States and its territories by providing, through self-liquidating loans and technical assistance, adequate and dependable electric and telephone service to rural people under rates and conditions that permit full and productive use of these utility services.

Soil Conservation Service (SCS) (10.900-10.910) Develops and

carries out a national soil and water conservation program in cooperation with landowners, operators and other land users and developers, community planning agencies and regional resource groups, Federal, State, and local government agencies; also assists in agricultural pollution control, environmental improvement, and rural community development.

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) (10.600-10.601) --The export

promotion and service agency for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Stimulates overseas markets for U.S. agricultural products. FAS fulfills its role as the promotional agency for the world's largest agricultural export business through its network of agricultural counselors, attaches, and trade officers stationed overseas and its backup team of analysts, marketing specialists, negotiators, and related specialists. FAS maintains a worldwide agricultural intelligence and reporting system through its attache service. FAS also has a continuing market development program to develop, service, and expand commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural products. By virtue of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, FAS received authority to open at least 6 and not more than 25 agricultural trade offices overseas to develop, maintain and expand international markets for U.S. agricultural commodities. Eleven of these offices have been established and are located in such key markets as West Germany, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Venezuela. To improve access for U.S. farm products abroad, FAS international trade policy specialists coordinate and direct USDA's responsibilities in international trade agreement programs and negotiations. FAS also manages the Public Law 480 Program, Titles I and III (Food for Peace Program), and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Export Credit Guarantee Programs. Public Law 480 is aimed at long-range improvement in the economies of developing countries. Commercial programs promote commercial agricultural exports by providing credit guarantees to exporters which are used to obtain additional U.S. exports. Title I, the concessional sales section of Public Law 480, provides for low-interest, long-term credit to recipients of U.S. farm commodities. The title II program authorizes the donation of agricultural commodities to foreign governments, voluntary relief agencies, or intergovernmental organizations. Title III permits multiyear programming and forgiveness of dollar payments, provided the recipient country undertakes specific agricultural and economic development projects for commodities delivered under title I agreements.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (10.950) Crop and live

stock estimates involve collecting, analyzing, and publishing agricultural production and marketing data, including: number of farms and acreage in farms; crop acreage, yields, production, stocks, value, and utilization; inventories and production of livestock, poultry, eggs, and dairy products; prices received by farmers for products, prices paid for commodities and services for living and production, and related indexes; farm employment and wage rates; cold storage supplies; and other relevant aspects of the agricultural economy. Estimates for about 150 crops and 50 livestock items are published in about 500 Federal and 10,000 State-Federal reports each year. All information is made available to the news media and the public at scheduled release times. Statistical research and service is directed toward improving crop and livestock estimating techniques. Considerable emphasis is placed on improving sample survey designs as well as testing new forecasting and estimating techniques, such as using satellite data. Also included here are the review, coordination, and monitoring of the surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the review of all proposed statistical forms and survey plans prior to submittal to the Office of Management and Budget for clearance.

Forest Service (10.652-10.670) -- Promotes and achieves a pattern

of natural resource uses that will best meet the needs of people now and in the future; generation of forestry opportunities to accelerate rural community growth; protection and improvement of the quality of air, water, natural beauty, and open space environment in urban and community areas; encouragement of growth and development of forestry-based enterprises and optimum forest land ownership patterns; expansion of environment conservation; involvement of the public in forestry policy and program formulation.

Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD)

(10.960-10.963) The programs of the Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD) focus on sharing knowledge of agriculture through development assistance and cooperation with other countries. The Office's primary activities are providing technical assistance and training in agriculture to other countries, particularly the developing world; working with international food and agricultural organizations to solve world food problems; and sponsoring scientific exchanges and research that will help farmers both at home and abroad.


National Agricultural Library (10.700) -- Disseminates useful infor

mation about agricultural and other related sciences to scientists and researchers, administrators and managers, farmers, and to the general public; provides library services, such as bibliographies, reference services and document delivery.

Bureau of the Census (11.001-11.006) Conducts decennial cen

suses of population and housing; a mid-decade census of population to be taken initially in 1985 and every 10 years thereafter; quinquennial censuses of agriculture, State and local governments, manufacturers, mineral industries, distributive trades, construction industries, and transportation; current surveys which provide information on many of the subjects covered in the censuses at weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, or other in

Rural Development Administration (10.760-10.770) --The Rural De

velopment Administration (RDA) is a new agency in the De

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