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Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

Post Award Project Management

Formula funds must be spent in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the University of Connecticut and the State of Connecticut.  In addition, the Formula funded projects are subject to the provisions of the “Uniform Federal Assistance Regulation 7 CFR Part 3015” and “OMB Circular A-21

Budgets and Allowable Costs

Funds are provided to the PI through a dedicated KFS account.  Funds are distributed based on Department authorization and availability of Federal Funds. 

Budget periods are based on the federal fiscal year and run from October 1 to September 30th.  No expenditures may be incurred before the start date or after the end date of the budget period.  Unused funds from one budget period MAY NOT be carried forward to the next budget period.

Publications

Hatch Fund guidelines suggest that the following acknowledgement appear in every publication of material that is based upon or developed under the support of Formula grants:

 

“This material is based upon work supported by the Cooperative State Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under ID number  (the recipient should enter the applicable project number here).”

In addition, every publication, excluding articles or papers published in scientific journals, must contain the following disclaimer:

 

“Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”

Reporting

Annual and Final Project Progress Reports are due March 1st for the reporting period of January 1 - December 31 of each project year.

The SAES is required to submit annual and final reports for each approved formula fund project (Hatch, Multistate, Animal Health, McIntire-Stennis) that it maintains.  USDA requires that these reports be submitted to Washington D.C. by March 1st each year.  SAES's responsibility includes review and approval of these reports, as well as the submission to USDA.  The absolute deadline for receipt of Accomplishment Reports for formula fund projects will be February 1 each year.  Annual reports will be accepted anytime between January 1 through February 1.  USDA REEport Progress Report instructions. 

News and Events

 


 

Grant Announcements:

Congratulations! 

Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Bravo-Ureta, Boris E, $149,988, A New Look at Total Factor Productivity and Irrigation Water Use Efficiency: An Analysis of U.S. Agriculture, 12/16/2015, USDA/NIFA

 

Animal Science:

Amalaradjou, Mary Anne, $149,961, Investigating the Beneficial Role of Cheese Starter Cultures in the Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Mouse Colitis Model, 11/02/2015, USDA/NIFA

Venkitanarayanan, Kumar S, $142,463, Natural and Environment-Friendly Approaches for Improving the Microbiological Safety of Cantaloupes, 11/03/2015, USDA/NIFA

 

Extension:

Bonelli, Joseph, $250,000 Crop Insurance and Risk Management Promotion, Education and Training for Connecticut Farmers and Growers, 2015-2016, 10/12/2015, USDA/Department of Agriculture

 

Bonelli, Joseph, $71,758, 2015 NESARE CT, MA, RI Joint Outreach,11/05/2015, USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture/University of Vermont

 

Wilson, Emily H., $99,906, Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online 2015-2016 Work Plan, 12/10/2015, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

 

Kinesiology:

Casa, Douglas J, $19,534, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School (Hartford Public Schools) and University of Connecticut, 11/04/2015, Hartford Public Schools

 

Natural Resources and the Environment:

Fahey, Robert T, $59,941, Collaborative Research: EAGER-NEON: Is Canopy Structural Complexity a Global Predictor of Primary Production?: Using NEON to Transform Understanding of Forest Structure-Function, 11/24/2015, NSF/BIO/Directorate for Biological Sciences

 

Volin, John, $339,062, Evaluation of Airborne & Mobile LiDAR Technologies for Monitoring Roadside Vegetation and Utility Infrastructure, 12/11/2015, Eversource

 

Volin, John, $1,213,521, Stormwise: Vegetation Management and Modeling for Storm Resistant Trees, Resilient Power and Sustainable Futures, 12/11/2015 Eversource

 


USDA Integrated Grants and Logic Model

A logic model is a conceptual tool for planning and evaluation which displays the sequence of actions that describes what the science-based program is and will do.

 


How to Join a Multistate Project

 

Instructions to join a Multistate Project   - Link to directions for viewing project proposals and for creating an Appendix E to authorize participation by your scientist(s) /specialist(s) in the above proposed projects. 

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