Federal Register: December 28, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 250)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-33208
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
ACTION: Reports and guidance documents; availability, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final notice.
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Guidelines for State Plans of Work for the Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) published Guidelines for the State Plans of Work for Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds on July 1, 1999 [64 FR 3591035919]. The guidelines prescribe the procedures to be followed by the eligible institutions receiving Federal agricultural research and extension formula funds under the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a et seq.); sections 3(b)(1) and (c) of the SmithLever Act of 1914, as amended (7 U.S.C. 343(b)(1) and (c)); and sections 1444 and 1445 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3221 and 3222). The recipients of these funds are commonly referred to as the 1862 landgrant institutions and the 1890 landgrant institutions, including Tuskegee University. CSREES is publishing this notice to inform these institutions that the due date for the Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results is changed from December 31 to March 1.
Agricultural research and extension formula funds; State work plans; guidelines,
The Guidelines for State Plans of Work provide guidance for the submission of a 5Year Plan of Work for the use of the agricultural research and extension formula funds described above. The first 5Year Plan of Work was due July 15, 1999, for the period covering October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2004. In addition, the Guidelines prescribe procedures for updating the 5Year Plan of Work, if necessary, and for reporting annually on the accomplishments and results of the plan. The latter report is referred to as the Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results. CSREES has decided, in consultation with the landgrant institutions, to change the due date for the Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results from December 31 to March 1. Therefore, the first report will be due March 1, 2001, and not December 31, 2000. It is anticipated that the additional two months will provide the institutions more time each year to report on their accomplishments and results for the fiscal year ending September 30.
Done at Washington, DC, this 21st day of December 2000. Colien Hefferan,
Administrator, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.
[FR Doc. 0033208 Filed 122700; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 341022P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Dr. George Cooper; Deputy Administrator, Partnerships; Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Washington, DC 20250; at 2027205285 or 2027205369, 2027204924 (fax); or via electronic mail at email@example.com.