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Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems (A1712)

This program area priority is designed to rapidly deploy strategies and fill knowledge and information gaps to protect the nation’s food and agricultural supply chains, from production through consumption, during and after extreme weather and disasters.

All applicants must directly address effects associated with an extreme weather event or disaster that has occurred. Applications must address one or more of the following emphasis areas:

  • Agroecosystem Resilience
  • Agricultural Commodity and Nutrition Security
  • Health, Well-Being, and Safety 

 This priority area seeks applications that focus on critical and urgent solutions in rapid response to extreme weather and disaster impacts on the nation’s food and agricultural systems and that clearly describe short-term deliverables (within 3 months of award receipt), including a plan for their adoption/use. 
Grant types are as follows: 

  • Standard, FASE (Strengthening Standard): Extension or Integrated (research and extension), Letter of Intent must be submitted within 14 days of an extreme weather event and disaster. Applications will be received on a continuous basis.
  • Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP): Extension projects only. A Coordinated Agricultural Project is a large-scale multi-million-dollar project to promote collaboration, open communication, and the exchange of information; reduce duplication of effort; and coordinate activities among individuals, institutions, states, and regions. Applicants applying to coordinate this extension response grant program must have the capacity to promptly accept and review proposals, award projects for rapid initiation at subaward institutions, and provide post-award management including project oversight and reporting. The application deadline is included in the FY2022 AFRI RFA.

Hurricanes, Wildfires, Tornadoes, Oh My!

A woman sits in a dry crop field.

In response to extreme temperatures, heavy downpours, droughts and blizzards, NIFA has introduced a new program to help communities protect the nation’s food supply.


Informational Webinars

For more information, please read the A1712 program area priority description in the AFRI Foundational and Applied Science RFA.

National Program Leaders
Ashley Mueller, PhD
Amy Ganguli, PhD
Michelle Colby, DVM, MS

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