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Jun 012022

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Application Deadline: American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment Program

The primary goal of American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment Program is to ensure improved understanding of and equitable participation in the full range of USDA programs and services among underserved farmers, ranchers, forest land owners and operators through supporting the organizational delivery of technical assistance projects and establishment of technical assistance networks.… View Event

Jun 022022

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Application Deadline: Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)

Beginning farmer education for adult and young audiences in the United States can generally be traced back to the advent of the 1862 and 1890 Morrill Land-Grant Acts. But, for the first time, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub .L. No. 110-234, Section 7410) appropriated $75 million for FY 2009 to FY 2012 to develop and offer education, training, outreach and mentoring programs to… View Event

Jun 022022

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Application Deadline: Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program funding opportunity

Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program (ASAFS) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. Proposals submitted to ASAFS should address one or more of the following priorities: (1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through better nutrient, water and/or pest management; (2) Improving persistence of alfalfa stands by lessening biotic or abiotic… View Event

Jun 032022

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RFA: Youth Innovators Empowering Agriculture Across America (YEA) Webinar

We want to draw your attention to the Special Topics: Youth Innovators Empowering Agriculture Across America (YEA) (A7703) Program Priority Area, which has two brand new budget requests: 1) Youth Innovators Empowering Agriculture Across America (YEA) project budgets must not exceed $7,850,000 total per project for project periods of four or five years (60 months). 2) Youth Innovators Empowering… View Event

Jun 032022

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Application Deadline: Special Research Grants Program Aquaculture Research funding opportunity

The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. Over the long term, results of projects supported by this program may help improve the profitability of the U.S. aquaculture industry, reduce the… View Event

Jun 062022

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Children, Youth, And Families At-Risk Professional Development And Technical Assistance (CYFAR PDTA) RFA Orientation

This webinar is an opportunity for prospective applicants to learn more about the Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Professional Development and Technical Assistance (CYFAR PDTA) Request for Applications. NIFA will host the webinar twice on June 6, 2022 (2 options, same webinar): June 6, 2022 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time To register for the webinar go to:  https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/… View Event

Jun 062022

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Application Deadline: National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative funding opportunity

The purpose of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) is to reduce the vulnerability of the United States food and agricultural system to chemical or biological attack. The network coordinates the development, implementation, and enhancement of diverse capabilities for addressing threats to the Nation’s agricultural economy and food supply. To attain these purposes, the overarching goals of… View Event

Jun 062022

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Children, Youth, Families at Risk 4-H Military Professional Development and Technical Assistance RFA Webinar

This webinar will explain the CFAR 4-H Military PDTA Request for Application (RFA) and associated processes.  NIFA will host the webinar twice on June 6, 2022 (2 options, same webinar): June 6, 2022 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time To register for the webinar go to:  https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DKSmBkRMQAGJ6bWOr7LliAand  June 6, 2022 6:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern Time To register for the… View Event

Jun 072022

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NIFA Nutrition Security Webinar Series - An App and a Carrot: An Overview of the Evolution and Impacts of VeggieBook

On Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm ET, Drs. Peter Clarke and Susan Evans will share the story of their smartphone app, called VeggieBook, designed for food pantry clients.  The app helps household cooks prepare tasty servings and snacks using vegetables. Drs. Evans and Clarke’s work was supported by NIFA, among others. The presenters will explain origins of their app, the app’s… View Event

Jun 142022

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Live FAQ Session: Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems (A1712) program area priority is designed to rapidly identify and implement strategies to protect the nation’s food and agricultural supply chains and the people who support them during and after extreme weather events. We invite interested applicants to learn more… View Event

Jun 142022

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Application Deadline: Tribal Colleges Extension Program - Special Emphasis Funding Opportunity

The purpose of the Tribal Colleges Extension Program (TCEP) is to enable 1994 institutions to deliver science-based, culturally relevant extension education programs designed to address public needs and improve quality of life. The TCEP is intended to be a component of the applicant 1994 institution's land-grant roadmap or strategic planning process. To the extent practicable, priorities should… View Event

Jun 142022

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Application Deadline: Tribal Colleges Extension Program - Capacity Applications

Tribal Colleges Extension Program - Capacity Applications provides funding to (1) increase Extension program capacity at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions; and (2) address special needs, take advantage of important opportunities, and/or demonstrate long-term sustained benefits of Extension projects at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. Awards will be made to support one or more of the following Extension… View Event

Jun 152022

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Application Deadline: Equipment Grant Program (EGP) funding opportunity

The Equipment Grant Program (EGP) serves to increase access to shared-use special purpose equipment/instruments for fundamental and applied research for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs at institutions of higher education, including State Cooperative Extension Systems. The program seeks to strengthen the quality and expand the scope of fundamental and applied research at… View Event

Jun 202022

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Application Deadline: Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program funding opportunity

The Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Program provides grants to non-profits to increase the number of military veterans gaining knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model farm and ranch programs offered regionally that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural sector. The program encourages the development of training… View Event

Jun 212022

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Application Deadline: Children, Youth and Families at Risk Professional Development and Technical Assistance Program

CYFAR marshals the resources of the Land-Grant and the Cooperative Extension Systems so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they can develop and deliver educational programs to youth who are at risk for not meeting basic human needs. These programs provide youth with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives; participating youth make a difference… View Event

Jun 232022

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Application Deadline: CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership Professional Development and Technical Assistance

The purpose of the CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership Professional Development and Technical Assistance Program is to support the implementation and capacity of the 4-H Military Partnership and Outreach Support Program. Professional development and technical assistance are provided to the land-grant institutions and Cooperative Extension System, so that, in collaboration with other organizations,… View Event

Jun 292022

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Application Deadline: Supplemental and Alternative Crops

The Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC) Competitive Grants Program will support projects that lead to expanded adaptation and increased acres in the United States of canola grown for oil and industrial hemp grown for value added products. The SAC supports the breeding, testing, and development of superior performing canola and industrial hemp varieties and production practices that result in… View Event

Jun 302022

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Application Deadline: The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program - Produce Prescription Program

The primary goal and objective of the GusNIP Produce Prescription Program is to demonstrate and evaluate the impact of projects on (1) the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables; (2) the reduction of individual and household food insecurity; and (3) the reduction in healthcare use and associated costs. For more information, please visit The Gus… View Event

Jul 132022

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Application Deadline: Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges.  Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, the USDA Agricultural… View Event

Jul 212022

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Application Deadline: Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) focuses on collaborative science engagement that intends to develop a community of researchers across both crops and animals that will lay the foundation for expanding knowledge concerning genomes and phenomes of importance to the agriculture sector of the United States. AG2PI supports multiple… View Event

Jul 282022

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Application Deadline: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Applications to the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) Request for Applications (RFA) must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system. NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach for projects are expected to significantly improve the supply of affordable, safe,… View Event

Sep 142022

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Live FAQ Session: Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems (A1712) program area priority is designed to rapidly identify and implement strategies to protect the nation’s food and agricultural supply chains and the people who support them during and after extreme weather events. We invite interested applicants to learn more… View Event

Sep 302022

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FY 2020 NSF - NIFA Plant Biotic Interactions Program Request for Applications Deadline

The Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests. This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems and agriculturally relevant plants. For… View Event

Oct 272022

Application Deadline: AFRI - EWD - Education and Workforce Development RFA

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2022, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s Education and Workforce Development program areas. For more information,… View Event

Dec 082022

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Live FAQ Session: Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems (A1712) program area priority is designed to rapidly identify and implement strategies to protect the nation’s food and agricultural supply chains and the people who support them during and after extreme weather events. We invite interested applicants to learn more… View Event

Dec 312022

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Application Deadline: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program

The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment;… View Event