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New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program (RTP)

The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, Public Law 112-55, did not provide funding for the New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program (RTP) in FY 2012. As a result, NIFA will not offer the RTP funding opportunity in FY 2012. The FY 2011 request for application is available for informational purposes ONLY. The New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program will make grants available to community colleges or advanced technological centers, located in a rural area, for technology development, applied research, and training necessary to produce graduates capable of strengthening the Nation's technical, scientific and professional workforce in the fields of bioenergy, pulp and paper manufacturing, and agriculture-based renewable energy resources. (Note: see definitions of these terms in Part VIII. E., of the Request for Applications (RFA) document to ensure eligibility).

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Who Is Eligible to Apply

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    Applications may be submitted by either: (1) public or private nonprofit community colleges, or (2) advanced technological centers. Must see RFA (Part III.A) for specific eligibility requirements.

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

    Solicitation Date (Opening) November 17, 2010
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    April 15, 2011
    Estimated Total Program Funding $875,000.00
    Range of Awards $10,000.00 to $300,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 38%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Gregory Smith
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-RTP-003380
    CFDA Number 10.314 New Era Rural Technology
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