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Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives.

The technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2024 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.

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.
1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
More Information on Eligibility

Applications will only be accepted if submitted by Cooperative Extension at 1862 Land-grant Universities, 1890 Land-grant Universities, including Tuskegee University, Central State University, West Virginia University, and the University of the District of Columbia, and 1994 Institutions. Current CYFAR SCP grantees may submit an application for an additional new project; however, if the same community site is being used, a justification must be provided. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply, provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Applicants for the CYFAR SCP program must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award. For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.

To balance geographical diversity, multiple awards will not be made to the same organization, institution, or Project Director in the same fiscal year. Further, organizations and institutions that have received a new Regular or Joint Project type in the last two funding cycles (FY 2022 or FY 2023) are ineligible to apply.

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For more Information Contact
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Funding Opportunity Number
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Estimated Total Program Funding
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
No Match Required
Range of Awards
$80,000 - $160,000
Percent of Applications Funded
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
FY23-CYFAR-SCP-RFA-508.pdf (pdf - 602.84 KB)

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