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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems

General Services Administration Alert

The General Services Administration (GSA)/System for Award Management (SAM) is experiencing delays processing certain private entity registration information for new registrants, updates to existing entity registrations and annual renewals. If you are not able to upload your application in Grants.gov prior to the funding opportunity close date because of issues related to these delays and are still awaiting a response to your pending SAM.gov help desk ticket, then USDA/NIFA will accept your application through the following process. Please note, this process is only valid for the issues noted above and is a one-time occurrence. Additionally, please allow sufficient time for your SAM.gov issue to be resolved prior to using the alternate submission process. Read more

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, nutritious, and accessible agricultural products, while fostering economic development and rural prosperity in America. These approaches must demonstrate current needs and anticipate future social, cultural, behavioral, economic, health, and environmental impacts. Additionally, the outcomes of the work being proposed should result in societal benefits, including promotion of rural prosperity and enhancement of quality of life for all those involved in food and agricultural value chains from production to utilization and consumption. See AFRI SAS RFA for details.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.

Eligibility
1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Individuals
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 Agricultural Experiment Stations
State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility

Note: This RFA has two program area priorities, each with different eligibility requirements. A9201 invites only integrated project (must include research, education, and extension) applications with limited eligibility. A9211 invites only research project applications with wide eligibility. Please see Part III, A. of this AFRI SAS RFA for more specific eligibility requirements for project types. Applications in each program area priority from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Posted Date
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Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Other Due Date
Program Area Priority A9201
Letter of Intent Deadline – April 27, 2022; Application Deadline – July 28, 2022
Funding Opportunity Number
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-009002
Assistance Listing Number
10.310
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
Attachment Size
FY 2021 AFRI SAS RFA (300.69 KB) 300.69 KB
Estimated Total Program Funding
$80,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
Matching required if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards
$0 - $10,000,000
Percent of Applications Funded
15%
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