[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 139 (Monday, July 21, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38970-38971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-19023]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service 
Programs Excluded From Executive Order No. 12372

AGENCY: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice excludes certain programs administered by the 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) 
from coverage under Executive Order No. 12372, ``Intergovernmental 
Review of Federal Programs.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally J. Rockey, Deputy Administrator, 
Competitive Research Grants and Awards Management, CSREES, USDA, STOP 
2240, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2240, (202) 
401-1766. E-mail: [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A full understanding of the requirements of 
Executive Order No. 12372, 47 FR 30959, July 14, 1982, as amended by 
Executive Order No. 12416, 48 FR 15587, April 8, 1983, may be gained by 
referring to the Department of Agriculture final rules on the 
requirements for intergovernmental review of agency programs and 
activities published in 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V.
    CSREES conducts competitive and special agricultural research 
grants programs and other project programs to support agricultural 
research, education, and extension.
    The CSREES programs listed herein are excluded from coverage under 
Executive Order No. 12372 because they do not directly affect State and 
local governments. These programs are listed by Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers.

10.223  Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program

    This program provides grants to support the activities of Hispanic-
Serving Institutions (HSI) to enhance educational equity for 
underrepresented students; to strengthen institutional educational 
capacities including libraries, curriculum, faculty, scientific 
instrumentation, instruction delivery systems, and student recruitment 
and retention, in order to respond to identified State, regional, 
national, or international educational needs in the food and 
agricultural sciences; to attract and support undergraduate and 
graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them 
for careers related to the food, agricultural, and natural resource 
systems of the United States, beginning with the mentoring of students 
at the high school level and continuing with the provision of financial 
support for students through their attainment of a doctoral degree; and 
to facilitate cooperative initiatives between two or more Hispanic-
Serving Institutions, or between Hispanic-Serving Institutions and 
units of State government or the private sector to maximize the 
development and use of resources, such as faculty, facilities, and 
equipment to improve food and agricultural sciences teaching programs.

10.224  Fund for Rural America Program

    This program provides grants awarded on the basis of merit, 
quality, and relevance to advancing the purposes of federally supported 
agricultural research, extension, and education provided in Section 
1402 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching 
Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101).

10.225 Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program

    This program provides a one-time infusion of Federal dollars to 
support the development of community food projects designed to meet the 
food needs of low-income people; increase the self-reliance of 
communities in providing for their own food needs; and promote 
comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues. The 
purpose of the program is to make such projects self-sustaining.


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    Done at Washington, DC, this 14th day of July, 1997.
B.H. Robinson,
Administrator, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension 
Service.
[FR Doc. 97-19023 Filed 7-18-97; 8:45 am]
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