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 applications must directly address 1) effects associated with an extreme weather event or disaster and 2) one or more of the following emphasis areas:
- Agroecosystem Resilience
- Food Safety, Nutrition Security, and Agricultural Commodity 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.
This priority area encourages projects to have well-developed extension and/or outreach activities. In project narratives and other application materials, applicants must be able to provide a clear, strategic approach to reaching end users.
- Standard and FASE (Strengthening Standard): Applications must be submitted within 45 days of an extreme weather event and disaster. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis.
- Integrated (extension and research)
The grant duration 12 months for Standard and FASE (Strengthening Standard) projects. The maximum award amount, including indirect costs, is $300,000.
- The increase in extreme weather-related disasters may have many of us wishing we could click our heels and go back to times when weather did not disrupt our agricultural, forestry and rangeland systems as often as it does today.
- One of NIFA’s newest AFRI priority areas seeks applications that focus on critical, urgent solutions in rapid response to extreme weather events and disaster impacts on our nation’s food and agricultural systems.
- Have you experienced an extreme weather event and are considering applying? Follow these steps to ensure your application is as strong as it can be.