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(a) Except where otherwise prohibited by law, any State agricultural experiment station, all colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, Federal agencies, private organizations or corporations, and individuals, shall be eligible to apply for and to receive a special research project grant under this part, provided that the applicant qualifies as a responsible grantee under the criteria set forth in paragraph (b) of this section.
(b) To qualify as responsible, an applicant must meet the following standards as they relate to a particular project:
(1) Have adequate financial resources for performance, the necessary experience, organizational and technical qualifications, and facilities, or a firm commitment, arrangement, or ability to obtain such (including proposed subagreements);
(2) Be able to comply with the proposed or required completion schedule for the project;
(3) Have a satisfactory record of integrity, judgment, and performance, including, in particular, any prior performance under grants and contracts from the Federal Government;
(4) Have an adequate financial management system and audit procedure which provides efficient and effective accountability and control of all property, funds, and other assets; and
(5) Be otherwise qualified and eligible to receive a research project grant under applicable laws and regulations.
(c) Any applicant who is determined to be not responsible will be notified in writing of such findings and the basis therefor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Code of Federal Regulations Title 7. Agriculture § 7.3400.3 Eligibility requirements - last updated October 03, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/cfr/title-7-agriculture/cfr-sect-7-3400-3/
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