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Capacity Grants

NIFA provides support for research and extension activities at land-grant institutions through grants to the states on the basis of statutory formulas. Eligibility is limited to the cooperating institutions, most of which are 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions. NIFA capacity grants are subject to the same OMB Circulars and Department regulations, with the exceptions identified in the NIFA Regulations. 

Acknowledgement of Funding

Proper acknowledgement of your public funding in published articles, manuscripts, dissertations, posters, presentations, inventions, patents, and press releases is critical for the success of the agency’s programs. Please use the following language to acknowledge NIFA support in such publications, as appropriate:

This work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, [insert project type, e.g. Hatch/Evans-Allen/McIntire Stennis] project [insert accession number].

Capacity Grant General Requirements

This page contains information about capacity grant administrative and fiscal requirements that grantees can use in managing their grants. Find detailed information and resources on the equipment prior approval requirement for capacity grants, time and effort reporting, and other administrative and fiscal issues.

Information about funding levels under the temporary FY 2018 Continuing Resolution (CR).

Allocations and Matching

Data on the amount of funds awarded and matching requirements for 1862 and 1890 capacity grant recipients.

Terms and Conditions

Capacity Award Terms and Conditions

Plan of Work Redesign

The Plan of Work and REEport systems are undergoing a system redesign to streamline reporting processes and improve the quality of data collected in compliance with the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Educational Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA). The Institutional Profile is the result of the first phase of the Plan of Work (POW) redesign effort. The Institutional Profile module is available for FY 2020 Plan of Work reporting activities and subsequent reporting fiscal years.

Please visit Plan of Work (POW) and REEport Integration: Plan of Work Redesign for more information on the current efforts underway in this initiative. The POW and REEport integration is part of an ongoing collaborative effort with land-grant university (LGU) partners to find innovative solutions for bringing together the contributions of LGUs to U.S. and international food and agricultural research, education, and extension.


Reporting Contacts:

Plan of Work (POW)

  • For FY 2018 and FY 2019 POW plans and accomplishment reporting:

Planning, Accountability and Reporting Staff (PARS)

  • For FY 2020 POW Annual Report and Office of Grants and Financial Management (OGFM) Supplemental forms (Multistate & Integrated financials including brief summaries) reporting:

  • Research, Extension, and Education Project Online Reporting Tool (REEport) Reporting:

Planning, Accountability and Reporting Staff (PARS)

Fiscal/Administrative Contacts:

Branch Chief/Capacity Grants
Awards Management Division (AMD)
(816) 820-4039


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