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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 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.

Grant Types 

  • 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.

Project types: 

  • Extension 
  • 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.

FY 2024 Webinars

In this video, Dr. Ashley Mueller, a NIFA National Program Leader, describes the AFRI Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events program area priority.

In this video, Dr. Ashley Mueller, a NIFA National Program Leader, describes the emphasis areas within the AFRI Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events program area priority. Applications must address one or more of the following emphasis areas: Agroecosystem Resilience; Food Safety, Nutrition Security, and Agricultural Commodity Security; and Health, Well Being, and Safety.

In this video, Dr. Ashley Mueller, a NIFA National Program Leader, describes and defines the Standard and Strengthening (FASE) grant types available through A1712. Standard and Strengthening (FASE) grant types are determined upon institutional capacity, career stage of the project director, and other determinants.

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

National Program Leaders

Ashley Mueller, Ph.D.
Michelle Colby, DVM, M.S.
Amer Fayad, Ph.D.
Amy Ganguli, Ph.D. 

Program type
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