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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance; Office of Food for Peace; Announcement of Final 2007 Food for Peace Guidelines and Procedures for International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP) Transportation and Distribution Applications; Notice Pursuant to the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (Public Law 480, as amended), notice is hereby given that the final FY 2007 Food for Peace Guidelines and Procedures for International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP) Transportation and Distribution Applications are available to interested parties for general viewing. Individuals who wish to access the current guidelines should visit the Food for Peace Web site at http:// www.usaid.gov/our_work/ humanitarian_assistance/ffp/, or contact the Office of Food for Peace, via AMEX International, Attn: 2007 IFRP Applications, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004 or IFRP@amexdc.com. William Hammink, Director, Office of Food for Peace, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–222 Filed 1–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6116–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program Announcement Type: New. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.605. SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 Jan 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 availability of $2.5 million in funding for the 2007 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for participation in the FY 2007 QSP. QSP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). This notice supercedes any prior notices concerning QSP. DATES: All proposals must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, February 12, 2007. Applications received after this date will be considered only if funds are still available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Entities wishing to apply for funding assistance should contact the Program Policy Staff, Foreign Agricultural Service, Portals Office Building, Suite 400, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 22024, phone: (202) 720–4327, fax: (202) 720–9361, e-mail: ppsadmin@fas.usda.gov. Information is also available on the Foreign Agricultural Service Web site at http:// www.fas.usda.gov/mos/programs/ QSP.asp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Funding Opportunity Description Authority: QSP is authorized under Section 5(f) of the CCC Charter Act, 15 U.S.C. 714c(f). Purpose: QSP is designed to encourage the development and expansion of export markets for U.S. agricultural commodities by assisting U.S. entities in providing commodity samples to potential foreign importers to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the high quality of U.S. agricultural commodities. QSP participants will be responsible for procuring (or arranging for the procurement of) commodity samples, exporting the samples, and providing the technical assistance necessary to facilitate successful use of the samples by importers. Participants that are funded under this announcement may seek reimbursement for the sample purchase price and the costs of transporting the samples domestically to the port of export and then to the foreign port, or point, of entry. Transportation costs from the foreign port, or point, of entry to the final destination will not be eligible for reimbursement. CCC will not reimburse the costs incidental to purchasing and transporting samples, for example, inspection or documentation fees. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Although providing technical assistance is required for all projects, CCC will not reimburse the costs of providing technical assistance. 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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 7 / Thursday, January 11, 2007 / 
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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance; 
Office of Food for Peace; Announcement of Final 2007 Food for Peace 
Guidelines and Procedures for International Food Relief Partnership 
(IFRP) Transportation and Distribution Applications; Notice

    Pursuant to the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act 
of 1954 (Public Law 480, as amended), notice is hereby given that the 
final FY 2007 Food for Peace Guidelines and Procedures for 
International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP) Transportation and 
Distribution Applications are available to interested parties for 
general viewing.
    Individuals who wish to access the current guidelines should visit 
the Food for Peace Web site at http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/
humanitarian_assistance/ffp/, or contact the Office of Food for 
Peace, via AMEX International, Attn: 2007 IFRP Applications, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004 or 
IFRP@amexdc.com.

William Hammink,
Director, Office of Food for Peace, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and 
Humanitarian Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E7-222 Filed 1-10-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6116-01-P