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Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Integrated Organic and Water Quality Program

NIFA is interested in funding comparisons between certified organic farms and conventional farms of sediment delivery, nutrient use and transport, and overall water availability at the farm or field scale. Projects are expected to combine physical measurements of soil and surface and/or groundwater conditions at the field or farm scale with modeling information generated at the same spatial and temporal scale. We expect projects to demonstrate (using field and modeling information) benefits or challenges to soil and water availability (quality and quantity) posed by implementing certified organic practices. Additionally, NIFA is interested in projects that solve water resource issues at the field or farm scale using research, education, and extension activities. NIFA encourages projects that explore the linkage between surface water and groundwater availability (quality and quantity). Successful projects must describe expected outcomes in terms of changes in knowledge, changes in behaviors, and changes in environmental conditions.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Please see RFA for detailed eligibility information.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) June 18, 2009
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    July 24, 2009
    Estimated Total Program Funding $2,500,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $220,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements Please see RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Michael P. O'Neill
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-CSREES-ICGP-002403
    CFDA Number 10.303
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