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The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 01/04/2011 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Description of Modification

Document Type: Modification to Previous Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: OAO-00003
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jan 04, 2011
Creation Date: Jan 31, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 15, 2011
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 15, 2011
Archive Date: Mar 17, 2011
Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Community Development
Natural Resources

Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 60
Estimated Total Program Funding: $19,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,200,000
Award Floor: $1,000
CFDA Number(s): 10.443 -- Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name
DM-Office of Advocacy and Outreach
The Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) requestsapplications for the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and RanchersCompetitive Grants Program (OASDFR). This announcement seeks applications from eligibleorganizations able to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantage farmers, ranchers and forest landowners (SDFRFL) within a defined geographic area in a linguistically appropriate manner. The intent of this portion of the OASDFR program is to focus specifically on connecting socially disadvantaged farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to USDAprograms. The Agency will fund up to $1,200,000 per grant for project activities identified in this RFP. Annual budgets for such projects must not exceed 400,000 per year. Approximately $19 million will be available through this RFP.

Link to Full Announcement
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Office of Advocacy Outreach
Phone 202-720-6350

WEEKLY CONFERENCE CALLS are held Tuesdays from 2:30 - 3:30 to answer questions regarding the FY2011 OASDFR RFP. Conference calls will be held for the duration of the open RFP period.

Call in number: 800-867-6144, passcode: 2631

E-mail questions in advance to OASDFR@osec.usda.gov. Questions received 24 hours prior to the call are answered on the call. Contact for general inquiries and applicants, as well as, weekly conference call information.
Synopsis Modification History
The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown in a light grey background.

File Name Date
Modification #1 Jan 07, 2011
Original Synopsis Jan 04, 2011
Posted By: Viola Dunn-Thigpen
Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 at 8:50PM
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