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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program: Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

Research and development of innovative ideas, strategies and new technologies are needed to overcome the challenges of rural quality of life and agricultural production, while maintaining a long-term sustainable agricultural system. To adequately assess and understand the challenges, we need to consider social, behavioral, economic, physical, environmental, institutional, or other factors contributing to or arising from these challenges. The primary goal of this program area is to promote economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable agriculture and resilient rural communities. This program area thus supports projects that sustain and enhance agricultural and related activities in rural areas and to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and alleviate poverty. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address the Program Area Priorities of the Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities area (see Foundational Program RFA for details).

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Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Individuals
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Small Business
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Foundational Program RFA for eligibility requirements. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) December 23, 2013
    Letter of Intent Due Date February 19, 2014
    Due Date (Closing)
    April 28, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $10,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $500,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Robbin Shoemaker
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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