Deadlines and process...
Annual deadline as published in the Federal Register.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 120 days after solicitation closes and application is filed with the Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
To obtain application instructions and all required forms, please contact the Cooperative Services Program of Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), USDA. The application forms and instructions may also be requested via e-mail (email@example.com) and are also located on the Rural Business-Cooperative Service website. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
Applicants may appeal any adverse decisions to the National Appeals Division.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
This program is conducted annually and requires a new application and competition each year. Hence, renewals are not applicable.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.