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USDA/NIFA RIN: 0524-AA71 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Amendments to 7 CFR Part 3430--Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance Programs-General Award Administrative Provisions 

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) issues grants and cooperative agreements to a variety of entities including, but not limited to, colleges and universities, other Federal agencies, and individuals in support of agricultural research, education, and extension programs. The Agency's administrative provisions in 7 CFR part 3430, Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-formula Federal Assistance Programs, contain elements common to all competitive and noncompetitive grant programs it administers in subparts A through E. Subpart F and thereafter apply to specific grant programs.  These regulations do not, however, currently apply to any of the formula grant programs administered by NIFA. Therefore, NIFA will amend the regulations to expand the scope of 7 CFR part 3430 to include these programs and to rename the part Competitive, Noncompetitive, and Capacity Federal Assistance Programs.

At the time 7 CFR part 3430 was established, NIFA planned to eliminate some of its existing program-specific regulations in title 7 and incorporate their provisions into part 3430.  Accordingly, this rule will remove 7 CFR parts 3402 (Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program), 3405 (Higher Education Challenge Grants Program), 3406 (1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program), and 3415 (Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program) and incorporate their provisions into part 3430 as subparts N, R, S, and T.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 3430   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 3316   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Susan Rice
Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
6501 Beacon Road,
Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone:816 908-3284