Monday, August 03, 2009


The folks at the USDA sent this NOFA to me today:


Rural Business Cooperative Service
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)
Inviting Applications for the Federal Ornithological Wing & Leg (FOWL) Program A/K/A "Cash for Cluckers" Program for Fiscal Year 2009
AGENCY: Rural Business Cooperative Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of solicitation of applications.
SUMMARY: This Notice announces the availability of $6,256,000 of competitive grant funds for the RCDI program through the Rural Business Cooperative Service (RBCS), an agency within the USDA Rural Development mission area herein referred to as the Agency. Applicants must provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the Federal grant. These grants will be made to qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to purchase buckets, sandwiches, nuggets or salads made, in whole or in part, of either dark or white chicken meat. This Notice lists the information needed to submit an application for these funds.
DATES: The deadline for receipt of an application is 4 p.m. local time, September 24, 2009. Applications received before 10 AM will be redirected to the Agency's BREAKFAST Program. The application date and time are firm. The application will not cover "Biggie sizing," "Super-sizing," or any similar programs. The Agency will not consider any application received after the deadline, and reserves the right to put spit, mop water or semen in your application. Applicants intending to mail applications must provide sufficient time to permit delivery on or before the closing deadline date and time, as well as a styrofoam container or other suitable wrapping device. Acceptance by the United States Postal Service or private mailer does not constitute delivery. [Unintelligible mumbling] fries with that? Facsimile (FAX) and postage due applications will not be accepted. Correct change is required.
ADDRESSES: Entities wishing to apply for assistance may download the application documents and requirements delineated in this Notice from the RCDI Web site: http:// Application information for electronic submissions may be found at Applicants may also request paper application packages, napkins, straws, and honey mustard from the Rural Development office in their state. A list of Rural Development offices and participating locations is included in this Notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Rural Development office for the state the applicant is located in. A list of Rural Development State Office contacts is included in this Notice. Please pull around to the next window.

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