IFAFS UPDATE-STATUS REPORT
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Tue Jun 6 10:23:14 EDT 2000
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Here's the latest on the competitive grant program.
>From: owner-ifafs-pubs at reeusda.gov
>Subject: IFAFS-PUBS> IFAFS UPDATE
>Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 14:05:41 -0400
>Status Report--Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems
>The final deadline
>for submitting proposals has passed, and it seems appropriate at this time
>to provide a status report and share our future plans.
> Although it is possible that we will still receive a few packages that
>have been temporarily lost in the mail, we are pleased to report that more
>than 1000 proposals have been entered into our records system and are now
>the process of being sent to reviewers around the country. Each proposal
>will be in the hands of four reviewers during the month of June. Beginning
>July 10, review panels for the various programs will meet in Washington,
>with the last set of panels completing their work on July 28.
> After all reviews have been completed, and the panels recommendations
>available, the overall process will be reviewed to insure that all
>requirements as to balance between consortia and standard grants, and
>to small institutions have been met. At that time, final allocations of
>funds will be made to sub-programs, and initial budget discussions will
>begin with those whose grants have been recommended for funding. Our goal
>is to complete the process in early to mid- August, and awards to be made
>by mid- September.
> As many of you know, Congress continues to discuss funding for IFAFS
>this and next fiscal year. Like those of you who submitted proposals, we
>are moving forward with the program, although final determination of
>is not yet made. Hopefully, this will be resolved soon.
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