WASHINGTON, June 20, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the release of two new data dashboards that allow users the unprecedented ability to access high-level data about the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) agricultural research funding investments and track the status of their grant applications.
USDA stakeholders and partners, members of the media and the public can now immediately access, download and save data on all NIFA competitive and capacity funds granted since fiscal year 2018. This tool offers users the ability to pull information on funding investments by research program and grant type, congressional district, recipient (including Land-grant, minority-serving institutions, Tribal, Hispanic-serving Institutions, and Extension), and other focused searches. The development of these dashboards highlights USDA’s commitment to increasing data transparency and accessibility, and supports the principles outlined in the Year of Open Science initiative.
“The information we are making readily available in these public dashboards is also critically important to informing policy and supporting decision makers as we work together to drive our equity goals forward,” said Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics and USDA Chief Scientist Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young. “Information is power, and we are excited to share that capability with stakeholders across the agricultural and research sectors.”
The NIFA Grant Funding Dashboard allows users to search for information related to requirements, waivers, and the amount of match funding provided by recipient type and award. Users can also explore a funding map to find NIFA funding obligations by states and congressional districts.
The NIFA Application Status Dashboard enables users to quickly check the status of their application using their assigned Grants.gov tracking number.
“The NIFA Grant Funding and Application Status dashboards will increase transparency across the grant application process and provide applicants insight on the status of their application in the grant-making lifecycle,” said NIFA Director Dr. Manjit K. Misra. “Access to information is one of the many ways NIFA works to increase equity, be responsible stewards of taxpayer funds and provide excellent customer service to grant applicants.”
These dashboards are in beta form, and USDA welcomes stakeholder feedback on how to improve them to best serve their needs. Send feedback to email@example.com.
NIFA invests in and advances agricultural research, education, and Extension across the nation to make transformative discoveries that solve societal challenges. NIFA supports initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture and applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice. In FY2022, NIFA’s total investment was $2.2 billion.
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