How to apply...
Institutions or States submits plans of work to the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA, for approval. Other eligible recipients prepare project proposals for review and approval of Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service-USDA. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110. Eligible recipients will be notified by CSREES of any changes in the requirements for preparation of the plan of work.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Payments are made to State land-grant institutions basically on a formula basis for the approved Plan of Work. Project proposals are also awarded to these recipients based on competition or merit review.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.