Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
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.
Effective March 4, 2011.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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.Start Signature
Dated: February 11, 2011.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2011-4872 Filed 3-3-11; 8:45 am]
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