Deadlines and process...
Applications for grant funding must be submitted by March 2, 2001. Applicants will be notified within 15 working days of the receipt of the application. Loan applications may be submitted anytime and loans are approved through out the year.
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
Applications are approved each fiscal year for which funding is made available. Applications may be re-submitted each year for consideration.
Preapplication form, OMB Standard Form 424, RUS will assist in the preparation of the form. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 (7 CFR 3015). This program is not subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-102.
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.
Applicant may appeal the numerical scoring to the Secretary in writing within 10 days after applicant is notified of the scoring level.
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).
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.