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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, 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.

The technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2024 funding opportunity will be scheduled soon. Please visit again for more information.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.
Reasonable Accommodation
If you need a reasonable accommodation to access information related to this grant opportunity, please contact the Information Contact listed on this page no later than ten (10) days before the closing date.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for the webinar or event related to this grant opportunity, please contact the event host.
Language Access Services
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 and request service no later than ten (10) days before the closing date.
Eligibility
1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
Hispanic-Serving Institutions
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
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Funding Opportunity Number
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-010653
Assistance Listing Number
10.310
Estimated Total Program Funding
$80,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
Matching required if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards
$50,000 - $10,000,000
Percent of Applications Funded
15%
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
FY23-AFRI-SAS-RFA-508-CC.pdf (pdf - 534.79 KB)

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