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AFRI Program Timeline

 This timeline is approximate, subject to change, and intended solely to provide a general sense of the timing for key milestones in the process.

AFRI Program Timeline
October 4, 2022 Notice of FY 2023 Program and Timeline Published  
December 15, 2022 Deadline for Commodity Boards to submit topics for inclusion in FY2020 AFRI Requests for Applications (RFAs) 73 days
December 29, 2022 NIFA notifies Commodity Boards of decision to include or not include suggested topics in upcoming RFAs, sends a Co-funding Agreement to Commodity Boards for accepted topics 14 days
January 26, 2023 Commodity Boards return signed Co-funding Agreement 28 days
March 9, 2023 Commodity Boards deposit required funds in escrow account 14 days
Approximately March 2023 AFRI RFAs updated for FY 2023  
Varies Grant Applications Submission Deadlines As listed in RFA
Varies Deadline for grant applicants to provide letters of support from Commodity Boards 60 days after respective grant application deadline
Varies NIFA informs Commodity Boards of peer panel review and decisions regarding projects they supported Approximately 21 days after peer panel review of grant applications
Varies Commodity Board transfers funds from escrow account to NIFA Deposit Account 5 days after NIFA notification to Commodity Board of peer panel review and decisions regarding proposals they supported
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