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Environmental Justice (A1461)

The A1461 Environmental Justice program area priority within the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science Program seeks to advance understanding of environmental justice in the context of injustices affecting food and agriculture, local natural resources, and rural economies that are impacted by climate change.

Program Information

The program seeks applications that catalyze integrated research and Extension efforts to advance understanding of environmental and climate justice impact metrics that may be translated across geographic regions as well as food and agricultural systems. Projects funded by this area will increase our understanding of community-level climate resilience and thresholds. At least one project will be funded under this program area priority that focuses on advancing youth voice in environmental justice in relation to nutrition security and human health. 

The program will fund $1 million awards for Standard grants to support integrated (research and Extension) projects. Conference grants — funded at a maximum of $50,000 — are also available.

How to Apply

Full applications are due on September 12, 2024.

See the AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Request for Applications for details on how to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to this program must meet the requirements outlined in the Request for Applications. For integrated projects, eligible applicants include:

  1. colleges and universities
  2. 1994 Land-grant Institutions
  3. Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities

Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations.


Applications from or collaborations with minority-serving institutions are encouraged.

Minority-serving Institution: an accredited academic institution whose enrollment of a single minority or a combination of minorities exceeds 50% of the total enrollment, including graduate and undergraduate and full- and part-time students. An institution in this instance is an organization that is independently accredited as determined by reference to the current version of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc., 6400 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 648, Falls Church, Virginia 22042 (703-532-2300).


Program type
Competitive Grant Programs

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