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Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Projects

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AGENCY:

Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), has closed the application period for field-based projects under the USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Pilot Project (USDA LRP Project). All available funding for field-based projects has been allocated.

DATES:

Effective March 4, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jamie Fisher, Chief, Local and Regional Procurement, Food Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1034, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1034; or by phone (202) 720-5620; or by fax: (202) 690-0251; or by e-mail: LRP@fas.usda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 3206 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 1726c) directed the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary) to implement a local and regional food aid procurement pilot project in developing countries. The Secretary was directed to use CCC funds in the following amounts to carry out the pilot project:

  • $5 million for fiscal year 2009;
  • $25 million for fiscal year 2010;
  • $25 million for fiscal year 2011; and
  • $5 million for fiscal year 2012.

The USDA LRP Project Interim Guidelines provide that FAS will accept applications for funding until June 1, 2011 unless FAS publishes a notice in the Federal Register to close or extend the application period. FAS has allocated all available funding for field-based projects, and therefore, by this notice, is closing the application period.

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Dated: February 11, 2011.

John D. Brewer,

Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.

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[FR Doc. 2011-4872 Filed 3-3-11; 8:45 am]

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