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FEDERAL AGENCY: FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE,
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZATION: Title 1, section 104(b) Agricultural Trade
Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (Public Law 480). Title VI Agricultural Act of 1954 (Public Law 690). Executive Order 10900, dated January 5, 1961. Foreign Agricultural Service
Regulations - Title 11. OBJECTIVES: To create, expand, and maintain markets abroad for
U.S. agricultural commodities. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: The grants may be used for trade
servicing, consumer promotion, market research including service and short range analysis. Types of campaigns and activities and amounts of funds are subject to annual marketing plans approved by FAS. All expenditures are subject to approval of Agricultural
Attaches or FAS/Washington. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility: Cooperator preference is given to nonprofit
U.S. Agricultural trade groups which are industrywide or nationwide in membership and scope. Private firms are eligible when designated by nonprofit trade organization to act in its behalf or the agreement will not otherwise be undertaken by a
nonprofit trade organization. Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: Cooperators must prove ability to
provide a competent experienced staff and other resources to assure adequate development, supervision, and execution of
Preapplication Coordination: None.
made. Award Procedure: The FAS and the Cooperator arrive at a
preliminary agreement concerning the market development effort that is planned. The specific understandings reached are then incorporated in a formal agreement that is reviewed and approved, both in its terms and amount, by the FAS Administrator.
the campaign. Cooperator must pay all dollar costs necessary for the operation of the U.S. headquarters and agreed upon share of
salaries of overseas supervisory personnel.
Reports: Progress and fiscal reports made annually.
must be available for inspection or audit at any reasonable time. Records: Must be maintained for not less than 3 years after
completion or termination of project agreement. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:
Account Identification: 05-36-2900-0-1-355; 05-36-2901-0-1-355. Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $15,399,000; FY 71 est $16,999,000;
and FY 72 est $ 16,999,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $5,000 to $1,000,000,
depending on type of project. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In fiscal year 1970, there were 58
project agreements, 42 trade associations were assisted, and
promotions were carried out in 73 countries. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: FASR Title 11. INFORMATION CONTACTS:
Regional or Local Office: None.
Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, Washington, D.C.
20250. Telephone: (202) 388-2705. RELATED PROGRAMS: 10.152, Export Payments on Agricultural
Products; 10.153, Market News; 10.300, CCC Export Credit Sales;
10.650 STATE AND PRIVATE FORESTRY COOPERATION
FEDERAL AGENCY: FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZATION: Forest Pest Control Act of Ju 25, 1947 (16
U.S.C. 594-1 to 594-5). Clarke-McNary Act of June 7, 1924, section 1, as amended; section 2, as amended and supplemented by acts of March 3, 1925, April 13, 1926, and July 25, 1927; and section 4 as amended by act of October 26, 1949; 16 U.S.C. 564, 563, 565a, 566a-b and 567. Cooperative Forest Management Act of August 25, 1950, as amended by the act of September 25, 1962; 16 U.S.C. 568c and 568d. Agriculture Act of May 28, 1956, section 401, assistance to states for tree planting and reforestation; 16 U.S.C. 568e and 568g. Agricultural Organic Act of May 15, 1862 (Rev. Stat. 520). Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law 566) of August 4, 1954, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1001-1007 (Supp. IV). Flood Control Act of May 17, 1950,
section 216 (64 Stat. 183). OBJECTIVES: To provide maximum benefits to the people of this
Nation by furthering the protection, sound management, and wise
use of non-Federal forest and certain nonforested watershed lands. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Formula Grants; Advisory Services and
Counseling. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: These programs are used to provide
the following assistance, normally through state forestry agencies and/or soil and water conservation districts for protection, management, and development of state, local, and privately-owned forest land, and to build for rural America new and greater opportunities. (1) Forest fire prevention and control; (2) forest insect and disease control; (3) timber growing and timber harvesting; (4) timber stand improvements and tree planting; (5) utilization and marketing of forest products; (6) multiple use planning of forest land resources; (7) forest tree improvement; (8) planning, development environment, improvement, and rural industrialization; (9) watershed protection, improvement, and flood prevention on forest and wildlands; (10) emergency flood prevention caused by natural disasters; (11) protection of rural lands against fire in national emergency;(12) technical services for
Federal cost-sharing and loan programs on forest land. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility: State forestry and other state agencies, local
governments and organizations, private woodland owners, and
private forest industries. Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility.
Credentials/Documentation: None. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination: Forest Service works with state agency
or other appropriate government unit, organizations, industry, or individual to determine if they qualify for cooperative assistance. State enabling legislation is required for the states to participate in
the cooperative programs. Application Procedure: For the majority of the programs a formal
agreement is executed between the Secretary of Agriculture and the participating state. These are continuing agreements in most cases. Each year a financial plan is prepared by the state that shows the source of all funds used by them. Individuals may apply
to their state forester. Award Procedure: States are advised by the Department of
Agriculture. State Central Information Reception Agencies are
notified via form 240. Deadlines: Not a firm requirement, but states are requested to
submit financial plans within 10 days after they are advised of their program allotments.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 3 to 40 days, average 21 days.
year a financial plan is prepared and approved for each state. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS: Formula and Matching Requirements: A high proportion of these
funds are distributed by formula, with the remaining being distributed as project funds. The formula is based on need and performance. Federal share of cost varies according to programs, but for the majority of the programs the Federal share cannot exceed the net expenditures by the cooperators. For watershed and flood prevention activities the Federal cost-sharing usually does not exceed the rates for similar practices under other
cooperative programs. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Not applicable. POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports: Annual accomplishment reports are required and some
additional reports are requested for special situations. Audits: Fiscal reviews are made every 2 years of the state-related
records concerning the cooperative programs Records: The bookkeeping system maintained by the state, or other
cooperating agency, must provide certain information and be readily adapted to audit and reconciliation. Cooperating State agencies shall establish and maintain adequate systems for
collecting and recording statistical data. FINANCIAL INFORMATION: Account Identification: 05-96-1100-0-1-402; 05-96-1101-0-1-402;
05-20-1066-0-1-401; 05-20-1036-0-1-401; 05-20-1067-0-1-401; 05
20 1069 0 1 401. Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $26,144,000; FY 71 est $27,662,000; (
and FY 72 est $27,212,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $2,000 to $1,154,000. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In FY 1970, 80,600 acres of
burned area were stabilized by seeding. 110,000 woodland owners
given woodland management assistance. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: “Managing
Forested Watersheds,” Cooperative Programs for Water Resource
Marketing Assistance," PA-752.
with the regional foresters or area directors (see appendix for a list
sources of information.
Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, South Building,
Telephone: (202) 388-6657.
Forests; 10.050, Rural Environmental Assistance; 10.416, Soil and
10.651 FORESTRY COOPERATIVE RESEARCH
(Research Cooperative AID)
FEDERAL AGENCY: FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZATION: McSweeney-McNary Forest Research Act of May
22, 1928; as amended and supplemented by the Acts of June 15, 1936, (49 Stat. 1515); May 31, 1944 (58 Stat. 265); June 25, 1949 (63 Stat. 271); April 24, 1950 (64 Stat. 87); August 31, 1951 (65 Stat. 233); August 8, 1953 (67 Stat. 489); June 13, 1956 (70 Stat. 269); September 25, 1962 (76 Stat. 579); 16
U.S.C. 581-581i. OBJECTIVES: Extend the research activities of the Forest Service by
sharing costs for basic and applied research primarily with nonprofit institutions of higher educations, but also with other nonprofit institutions and organizations engaged in scientific
research. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Coop Aid agreements will be used
for research in the fields of timber production, watershed management, forest range management, wildlife habitat management, forest recreation, forest fire protection, forest insect and disease protection and control, forest products utilization, forest engineering, forest production economics, forest products marketing, forest survey. Co-op Aid agreements are limited to 5
years duration ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility: Nonprofit institutions and organizations, state
agricultural experiment stations, profitmaking institutions,
organizations and individuals conducting scientific research. Beneficiary Eligibility: The ultimate beneficiary is the general public,
however, the principal investigator and his research assistants are the immediate beneficiaries. The personnel involved must satisfy the Forest Service that the research proposed for financing is timely, of major significance and within the established mission or
objective of the research assigned to the Forest Service. Credentials/Documentation: None. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination: None. Application Procedure: An application is usually the combined
product of the principal investigator and a Forest Service Scientist. An informal discussion is documented in the form of an agreement that outlines the mutuality of interest in the solution of a problem, the research plan of work, and the mechanics of the
Renewals: Predicated on need, availability of financing and priority
of other in-house co-op aid work. A budget for the extended period is required showing the total need, an estimate of each agency's share and a revision of the objective of the research, if
applicable. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS: Formula and Matching Requirements: Project. Each agency's mu tual
interest in the research project is documented in a financial plan. A standard matching arrangement is not required. The negotiation
between the two cooperators determines the share each will bear. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: 1 to 5 years. Most
agreements are made on a renewable 1-year basis. Funds are provided on a reimbursable basis. Billing for costs incurred can be
made monthly, quarterly or semiannually. POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports: Technical reports of progress are required annually and at
termination of agreement. Fiscal reports are required at least
semiannually. Audits: Auditors of a cognizant audit agency for each university and
from the Forest Service for other institutions and organizations should have access at any reasonable time to the plant, laboratories, offices or other facilities for purposes of review and
observation of the status and progress of the sponsored project. Records: All related data, information, records, and accounts shall be
retained for 1 year beyond the expiration date of the co-op said
Account Identification: 05-96-1100-0-1-402.
and FY 72 est $520,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $1,000 to $25,000. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: An average of 90 to 100 co-op aid
agreements per year.
Experiment Stations listed in the appendix for information.
agency. Headquarters Office: Deputy Chief for Research, Forest Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. Telephone:
(202) 388-6666. RELATED PROGRAMS: 10.652, Forestry Research; 10.200,
Contracts and Grants for Scientific Research; 10.202, Cooperative
10.652 FORESTRY RESEARCH
FEDERAL AGENCY: FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF Deadlines: Applications accompanied by research proposals must be AGRICULTURE
received in the local Experiment Station Director's office prior to AUTHORIZATION: Basic Research Grants, Public Law 85-934; 42 November 1 for consideration of funding in the fiscal year starting
U.S.C. 1891-1893; Basic and Applied Research Grants, Public Law July 1, next. 89-106, section 2; 7 U.S.C. 450b; 79 Stat. 431.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 120 days. OBJECTIVES: To make grants for basic research to nonprofit Appeals: Technical reviews between the applicant and the Forest
institutions or organizations and to make grants for basic or Service must be completed between November 1 and February 1. applied research to profit and nonprofit institutions or Renewals: Requests for continued support will be considered in organizations.
equal competition with pending proposals. Requests should be TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.
treated as new proposals except that a resume of progress to date USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Grants will be used for research in must be added.
the fields of timber production, watershed management, forest ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATION: range management, wildlife habitat management, forest recreation, Formula and Matching Requirements: The applicant's contribution is forest fire protection, forest insect and disease protection and negotiated. The proposed budget by fiscal year shows the control, forest products utilization, forest engineering, forest estimated cost of the complete project from grant funds and value production economics, forest products marketing, forest survey. of resources to be contributed by the applicant. Salaries of Indirect expenses are negotiable within the indirect rate academic personnel for periods when they receive salary for established by the Government's cognizant audit agency. Grants teaching should not be included for payment from grant funds. are limited to 5-years duration.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: 1 to 5 years. Funds are ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
provided on a reimbursable basis. Billings for expenses incurred Applicant Eligibility: Applicants for grants for basic research under may be submitted monthly, quarterly, or semiannually.
Public Law 85-934 must certify that they are a nonprofit POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: institution of higher education or a nonprofit organization whose Reports: Technical reports of progress are required annually and one primary purpose is the conduct of scientific research. Grants for
final report. Fiscal reports are required at least semiannually. basic or applied research under Public Law 89-106 may be made Audits: The Comptroller General of the United States, his to state agricultural experiment stations: nonprofit institutions or representative, or auditors of the cognizant audit agency for the organizations: profitmaking private organizations or individuals; or educational institution involved shall have access at any reasonable other Federal organizations.
time to the plant, laboratories, offices or other facilities for Beneficiary Eligibility: The ultimate beneficiary is the general public. purposes of review and observation of the status and progress of
A principal investigator and his research staff are the immediate the sponsored project. beneficiaries. A short biographical sketch of the principal Records: All related data, information, records and accounts shall be investigator and a list of his principal publications should be retained for those years beyond the expiration date of the grant included. A narrative description of the differing competences of unless other disposition is authorized in writing. personnel in place and others to be hired to perform the work FINANCIAL INFORMATION: must be included. The principal investigator must establish his Account Identification: 05-96-1100-0-1-402. competence in the field of the research proposed.
Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $196,000; FY 71 est $195,000; and FY Credentials/Documentation: See applicant eligibility.
72 $195,000. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $25,000 to $100,000.
agencies or organizations must be coordinated with a coordinating REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: None.
Regional or Local Office: Initial contact for grants shall be made to Application Procedure: A complete research proposal must be the Directors of the Regional Experiment Stations, the Director of
submitted following guidelines available in each of the offices the Forest Products Laboratory, and the Director of the Institute referred to below. The proposal must explain in detail the work to of Tropical Forestry as listed in the appendix. be undertaken, the competence of the principal investigator and Headquarters Office: Deputy Chief for Research, Forest Service, U.S. his staff, other resources such as equipment, facilities and services Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. Telephone: available or needed, and a proposed budget for each fiscal year (202) 3886666. during the life of the proposed grant.
RELATED PROGRAMS: 10.651, Forestry Cooperative Research; Award Procedure: al research grant proposals must compete for 10.200, Contracts and Grants for Scientific Research; 10.202,
priority in technical competence and meeting national or regional Cooperative Forestry Research; 15.610, Wildlife Research needs.
10.653 LAND EXCHANGE IN THE NATIONAL FORESTS
FEDERAL AGENCY: FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZATION: The General Exchange Act, Public Law 67-173
(42 Stat. 465) as amended, Public Law 68-513 (43 Stat. 1090; 16 U.S.C. 485) and Public Law 86-509 (74 Stat. 205). The Weeks Land Exchange Act, Public Law 68-591 (43 Stat. 1215; 16 U.S.C. 516). Title III, Bankhead Jones Farm Tenant Act, Public Law 77-683 (56 Stat. 725) as amended, Public Law 87-703 (76 Stat. 607) and Public Law 87-867 (76 Stat. 1153; 7 U.S.C. 1010-1012). Forest Service Omnibus Act, Public Law 87-869 (76 Stat. 1157;
16 U.S.C. 555a). OBJECTIVES: (1) Facilitate conservation of forest and watershed lands
and resources under principle of multiple use; (2) consolidate the National Forests to the maximum extent feasible to ensure the most effective economical management of these public properties; (3) consolidate National Grassland and Land Utilization Project lands to the extent needed to promote cooperative management extending to maximum areas of related lands in private ownership; (4) help solve problems of management, protection, and use of lands and resources arising from intermingled or checkerboarded
landownership patterns. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Sale, Exchange or Donation of Property and
Goods. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: (1) The exchange must be in the
public interest. (2) The value of the property the United States gives in each exchange cannot exceed the value of the property it receives. (3) Lands are exchanged on the basis of their market value, "not" acre for acre. (4) The properties given and received must be in the same state. (5) Except where special authorization exists, the land offered to the United States must be within the
boundary of a National Forest or a National Grassland. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility: States, counties, cities, towns, corporations,
partnerships, and private landowners. Beneficiary Eligibility: The ultimate beneficiary is the general public.
The Forest Service determines whether or not a proposed exchange is in the public interest. States, counties, cities, and Others determine whether or not the proposed exchange is in their
interest. Credentials/Documentation: A preliminary title review of the
property the United States will receive in an exchange is necessary. Legal descriptions must be prepared and in some cases property
boundaries must be surveyed. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Preapplication Coordi ion: ne.
Application Procedure: Either the Forest Service or the landowner
can initiate an exchange. If the private landowner initiates the exchange, he tells the local District Ranger or Forest Supervisor which National Forest System lands he wishes to acquire and which of his own lands he proposes to offer. In both cases, when tentative agreement is reached on the areas to be considered in the exchange, the landowner makes an informal written offer to
exchange. Award Procedure: Not applicable. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: None. Appeals: Once the exchange is approved, it must be advertised for
four consecutive weeks by public notice in newspapers of general circulation in the counties involved. This allows persons who may have bona fida claims to the lands, or who object to the exchange, to file their claims or objections with the Regional Forester. This
filing must be done within 30 days of the first publication date. Renewals: None. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Not applicable.
Reports: Not applicable.
Records: Not applicable.
Account Identification: 05-96-1100-0-1-402.
$3,241,000; and FY 72 est $3,235,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not applicable. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Approximately 161 land
exchanges involving 79,950 acres private land and 53,043 acres
Federal land. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. PA-821. INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Applicants will contact the Regional
Foresters listed in the appendix for information. Consult the local
telephone directory for local offices of the agency. Headquarters Office: Deputy Chief for the National Forest System,
Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
20250. Telephone: (202) 388-3523. RELATED PROGRAMS: 10.650, State and Private Forestry
Cooperation; 15.205, Ex Inge of Public Land.