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Grants Support Technical Assistance Workshop


Date: May 12, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Event Type: Technical Assistance

Are you a faculty member new to teaching, research and/or education? Have you applied for a federal grant before and have not been successful?

If so, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will have a technical assistance webinar to help you learn more about different funding opportunities. We welcome 1890 and 1862 Land-grant Institutions; Hispanic-serving Institutions; non-land-grant colleges and universities; community colleges; 1994 and Insular Land-grant Institutions; small and midsize institutions; community-based organizations; nongovernmental organizations; small businesses and others. This five-day event will focus on competitive programs, strengthening grant writing and developing skills to write for success as well as award process and management.

  • Day 1- May 8, 2023: NIFA Grant Pre-Application Process


  1. Pre-application Requirements
  2. Understanding the Request for Applications
  3. Logic model/Data Management Plan
  4. Open session for Questions and Answers
  • Day 2- May 9, 2023: Application Review and Tips for Success


  1. Mock Panel: Application Review Process 
  2. Tips for Competitive Grant Applications 
  3. Open session for Questions and Answers
  • Day 3- May 10, 2023: Competitive Program Funding Opportunities


  1. Agriculture Food and Research Initiative Overview 
  2. Education and Outreach 
  3. Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer 
  4. Animal Health and Production and Animal Products 
  5. Plant Health and Production and Plant Products 
  6. Open session for Questions and Answers
  • Day 4- May 11, 2023: Competitive Program Funding Opportunities 


  1. Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment  
  2. Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities 
  3. Agriculture Systems and Technology 
  4. Minority Serving Institutions 
  5. Food Safety, Nutrition, And Health 
  6. Open session for Questions and Answers
  • Day 5- May 12, 2023: Awards and  Management


  1. Award Terms and Conditions 
  2. Automated Standard Application for Payments 
  3. Impact 
  4. REEport 
  5. Project Director Transfer 
  6. Open session for Questions and Answers

Full agenda available online.

Access workshop resources organized by day.

Register for the Technical Assistance Workshop

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Neerja Tyagi, Training Operations Specialist (External), at no later than  April 24, 2023.

Language access services, such as interpretation or translation of vital information, will be provided free of charge to limited English proficient individuals upon request. If you need interpretation or translation services, please visit NIFA Language Access Services or contact Lois Tuttle, Equal Opportunity Specialist, at or 443-386-9488 no later than April 24, 2023.

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