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Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program

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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

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 stresses; (3) Improving alfalfa forage and seed harvesting and storage systems to optimize economic returns; (4) Improving estimates of alfalfa forage quality as an animal feed to increase forage usage in animal feeds; and/or (5) Breeding to address biotic and abiotic stresses that impact forage yield and persistence and the production of seed for propagation.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.

Topics
Eligibility
1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Individuals
Other or Additional Information (See below)
State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility

Applications may only be submitted by (1) State agricultural experiment stations; (2) Colleges and universities; (3) University research foundations; (4) Other research institutions and organizations; (5) Federal agencies; (6) National laboratories; (7) Private organizations or corporations; (8) Individuals who are United States citizens or nationals; or (9) A group consisting of two or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (1) through (8).

Posted Date
For more Information Contact
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Letter of intent
Yes
Letter of intent due
Funding Opportunity Number
USDA-NIFA-OP-009108
Assistance Listing Number
10.330
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
Attachment Size
FY-2021-Alfalfa-Forage-Research-Program-AFRP-RFA-508.pdf (277.96 KB) 277.96 KB
Estimated Total Program Funding
$3,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
Matching Required
Range of Awards
$0 - $900,000
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