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National Program Leaders

This page contains a list of NIFA programs with their associated main contacts. You can also consult the specific NIFA Request for Applications (RFAs) that you are considering applying to; all RFAs list the current program contacts in the Agency Contacts section.

List of Programs with NPL Contacts

1890 Land-Grant Institutions Programs

4-H and Positive Youth Development

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)


Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI)

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Program

Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program (ANNH)

Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program

Animal Health and Disease Research Capacity Program


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)

Bioproduct Pilot Program

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) Program

Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program

Child and Family Development

Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR)

Clearinghouse for Military Families Readiness

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP)

Crop Protection and Pest Management Program

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (Joint NSF) Competitive Grants Program

District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (Cooperative Extension Programs)

Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (ECDRE) Pre-Application

Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AgVets)

Equipment Grants Program (EGP)

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Extension COVID Immunization Training and Education (EXCITE)

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

Extension Risk Management Education Program

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program

Farm of the Future Program

Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program

Food and Agricultural Education Information System

Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank

Food Safety Outreach Program

Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP, formerly FINI)

Hatch Act of 1887

The Hatch Act Of 1887 (Multistate Research Fund)

Health and Wellness

Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants (HSI) Program

Housing and Environmental Health

McIntire-Stennis Capacity Grant

Methyl Bromide Transition Program

Military Families Learning Network

Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4)

National Animal Health Laboratory Network

National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)

National Awards for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Program

National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program Funding Opportunity (NNF)

National Plant Diagnostic Network

National Robotics Initiative: 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)

New Beginning for Tribal Students (NBTS)

New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE)

Organic Agriculture Program

Potato Breeding Research

Regional Rural Development Centers

Renewable Resources Extension Act Capacity Grant

Resident Instruction Grants (RIIA) and Distance Education Grants (DEG) for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas

Rural Health and Safety

Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) Program

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

Smith-Lever Act Capacity Grant

Smith-Lever Act Sections 3(b) and 3(c) Special Needs Capacity Grant

Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)

Sun Grant Program

Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC)

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Tribal College Research Grant Program

Tribal Equity Grants Program

Tribal Extension Grant Program

Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture

UV-V/Global Change (Agroclimatology)

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

Veterinary Services Grant Program

Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program (WAMS)

Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program

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