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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development

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. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s Education and Workforce Development program areas to support:

1.     professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals;

2.     non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth;

3.     workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges;

4.     training of undergraduate students in research and extension;

5.     fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

The technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2023 funding opportunity is now scheduled. Please see details about the webinar, including the registration link, date, and time, via the technical assistance webinar button below. The recording and supporting documents will also be posted to this page after the event.

Reasonable Accommodations and Language Access Services: If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of the informational webinars listed, please contact the event host listed no later than 10 days prior to the event. NIFA offers language access services, such as interpretation and translation of vital information, free of charge. 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.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.
1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments
Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
Other or Additional Information (See below)
Small Business
State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility

The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Eligibility may differ based on project types. See Program Area Description in the current AFRI Education and Workforce Development (EWD) RFA for the requested project types. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI EWD RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Note that restrictions apply to integrated projects applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Posted Date
For more Information Contact
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Other Due Date
FY 2022 Youth Innovators Empowering Agriculture Access America (A7703)
Funding Opportunity Number
Assistance Listing Number
Estimated Total Program Funding
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
See RFA.
Range of Awards
$20,000 - $750,000
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
FY22-AFRI-EWD-RFA-508-MOD4.pdf (pdf - 599.18 KB)

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