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NRCS Federally Conducted and Assisted Programs

A “Federally domestic assistance program” may in practice be called a program, an activity, a service, a project, a process, or some other name, regardless of whether it is identified as a separate program by statue or regulation. It will be identified in terms of its legal authority, administering office funding, purpose, benefits, and beneficiaries.

An “Assistance” or “Benefits’ refers to the transfer of money , property, services, or anything of value, the principal purpose of which is to accomplish a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by Federal statute. Assistance included but is not limited to: grants, loans, loan guarantees, scholarships, mortgage loans, insurance and other types of financial assistance, including cooperative agreements; property, technical assistance, counseling, statistical, and other expert information; and service activities of regulatory agencies. It does not include the provision of conventional public information services.

NRCS’ Title VI federally recognized Conducted and Assisted Programs are named in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The primary purpose of the CFDA is to assist users in identifying programs that meet specific objectives of the potential applicant, and to obtain general information on Federal assistance programs.

For more information on the CFDA, visit the following link: https://www.cfda.gov

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