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Animal Health and Disease Research Capacity Program

The Animal Health and Disease (Section 1433) opportunity is a national-scope capacity program that distributes federal funds on a formula basis to all eligible entities, including all State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES) and AVMA accredited US Colleges or Schools of veterinary medicine, for the support of research projects addressing health and disease of agricultural animals. 

The purpose of this funding is to promote animal health research at accredited state veterinary schools or colleges or agricultural experiment stations. Applications may only be submitted by an accredited school or college of veterinary medicine or a state agricultural experiment station that conducts animal health and disease research in accordance with NARETPA section 1433(c).

Notice that provides guidance on the process for adding eligible accredited colleges of veterinary medicine to the AHDR-33 capacity and infrastructure program.


There are two types of reporting requirements for these funds:

1) Program of Research. For instructions on completing this reporting requirement please see the Program of Research Instructions.

2) Financial Reporting. Awardees are required to submit a SF-425, Federal Financial Report annually no later than 90 days after the award anniversary date. The final SF-425 is due no later than 120 days after the termination date of the grant. The form should be populated within the ezFedGrants portal. All questions relating to the SF-425 reports should be directed to

Request the Administrative Manual for the Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program Report from USDA.


Program type
Grant Program
Policy and Guidelines
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AHDR Essentials of a Project Proposal (420.64 KB) 420.64 KB
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FY 2015 Animal Health Redistribution of Funds Letter (87.03 KB) 87.03 KB
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