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Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Organic Transitions (ORG)

The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. In FY 2014, ORG will continue to prioritize environmental services provided by organic farming systems in the area of soil conservation and climate change mitigation, including greenhouse gases (GHG). Two new priorities have been added to support (1) the development of educational tools for Cooperative Extension personnel and other agricultural professionals who advise producers on organic practices and (2) the development of cultural practices and other allowable alternatives to substances recommended for removal from the National Organic Programs National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. Practices and systems to be addressed include those associated with organic crops, organic animal production, and organic systems integrating plant and animal production.

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More Integrated Programs Information

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 Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Colleges and universities [Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.] Please see the RFA (Part III, B. and Part VIII, E. for more information).

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

    Solicitation Date (Opening) February 4, 2014
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    April 4, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $4,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $500,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 38%
    Cost Sharing Requirements If benefits are commodity-specific, dollar-for-dollar match required. See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Mathieu Ngouajio
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-ICGP-004448
    CFDA Number 10.303 INTEGRATED PROGRAMS
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