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Disaster Resilience for Rural Communities

Communities and their residents in the United States experience droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions as well as accidents at facilities that handle dangerous materials such as explosive chemicals. These phenomena will continue, but their consequences need not be disastrous if communities and people reduce their vulnerabilities and increase their resilience. There is much research on vulnerability and resilience in urban communities, but much less about how rural communities and their residents are responding to natural and man-made hazards. The long term goal of this program is to advance basic research in engineering and in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences on enhancing disaster resilience in rural communities.

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    Eligible applicants for USDA-NIFA awards under this solicitation: (1)State Agricultural Experiment Stations; (2)colleges and universities(3)university research foundations; (4)other research institutions and organizations; (5)Federal agencies, (6)national laboratories; (7)private organizations or corporations; (8)individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; and (9)any group consisting of 2 or more entities identified in (1) through (8). See RFA for additional details.

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

    Solicitation Date (Opening) December 3, 2010
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    March 4, 2011
    Estimated Total Program Funding $2,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $400,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements If commodity-specific benefits, dollar-for-dollar match required. See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Siva Sureshwaran
    Funding Opportunity Number NSF 11-510
    CFDA Number 47.041, 47.075
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