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Organic Transitions (ORG)

The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. NIFA administers the ORG program by determining priorities in U.S. agriculture through Agency stakeholder input processes in consultation with the NAREEEAB. ORG will continue to prioritize environmental services provided by organic farming systems in the area of soil conservation, pollinator health, and climate change mitigation, including greenhouse gases (GHG), as well as the development of educational tools for Cooperative Extension personnel and other agricultural professionals who advise producers on organic practices, and development of cultural practices and other allowable alternatives to substances recommended for removal from the National Organic Program’s National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. It is expected that all projects will integrate research, education and extension activities, as appropriate to project goals, although some projects may be weighted more heavily than others in one or more of these areas. However, all proposals should have activities and impact in research and at least one of the other areas: education and extension.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.

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

Applications may only be submitted by colleges and universities as defined in section 1404 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (NARETPA, 7 U.S.C. 3103).

Posted Date
For more Information Contact
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Letter of intent
No
Other Due Date
Fiscal Year 2022 Request for Application (RFA) Deadline Date TBD
Funding Opportunity Number
USDA-NIFA-ICGP-009001
Assistance Listing Number
10.303
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
Attachment Size
FY21-Organic-Trans-RFA-508.pdf (386.29 KB) 386.29 KB
Estimated Total Program Funding
$6,650,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
Match Required. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards
$0 - $750,000
Percent of Applications Funded
20%
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