Agricultural Management Assistance Cost Share Program

The summary for the Agricultural Management Assistance Cost Share Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Agricultural Marketing Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Agricultural Management Assistance Cost Share Program: The Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share (AMA) is authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1524). Under this authority, Congress authorizes the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide organic certification cost share assistance to certified organic operations (only producers) located in the following sixteen (16) States: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers the AMA using relevant sections of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and the Uniform Grant Guidance, 2 CFR 200. AMS awards AMA funds to eligible State Agencies, which operate as a pass-through system, by accepting and approving their applications so they can issue reimbursements to certified organic operations for specific certification costs. In federal fiscal year 2015, the available funding for the AMA is approximately $900,000.

This is the initial request for applications from sixteen State Agencies, in accordance with the issuance of the AMS “Organic Certification Cost Share Programs Fiscal Year 2015 Terms and Conditions”, which outlines the eligibility and performance criteria for State Agencies seeking annual AMA funds. Certified organic producers may request reimbursement for specific certification costs incurred from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. To receive AMA cost share assistance, certified organic producers must contact their respective State Department of Agriculture. Additional procedures for applying are outlined in the AMS “Organic Certification Cost Share Programs Fiscal Year 2015 Terms and Conditions” document at http://bit.ly/CostShareGen
Federal Grant Title: Agricultural Management Assistance Cost Share Program
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: AMS-OCCSP-AMA-2015
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.171
CFDA Descriptions: Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Current Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2015
Posted Date: Mar 3, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 3, 2015
Archive Date: May 6, 2015
Total Program Funding: $900,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 16
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
The following sixteen (16) States: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming, may participate in the AMA, through their Departments of Agriculture, by completing an Application for Financial Assistance (SF-424) and entering into a cooperative agreement with USDA AMS.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Kristen Nelson Chief of Staff Phone 202-690-3962
agency

Agricultural Marketing Service 202-720-5024
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