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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 30 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.


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.

Previously Funded Projects

AFRI Rapid Response to Extreme Weather (A1712) Projects


Informational Webinars


FY 2022

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
Michelle Colby, DVM, MS
Amer Fayad, PhD
Amy Ganguli, PhD

Program type
Grant Program

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