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Veterinary Services Grant Program

The purpose of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is to relieve veterinarian shortage situations and support veterinary services. There are two types of grants for VSGP: Education, Extension, and Training (EET) and Rural Practice Enhancement (RPE).

The Education, Extension, and Training (EET) grants will be made available on a competitive basis to qualified entities to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services through education, training, recruitment, placement, and retention of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and students of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology. The Rural Practice Enhancement (RPE) grants will also be made to establish or expand veterinary practices in rural areas.

The Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Initial funding for the program, $2.5 million, was appropriated in the FY 2016 budget. The legislation emphasizes two areas: Education, Extension, and Training (EET) and Rural Practice Enhancement (RPE). 

VETERINARY SERVICES GRANT PROGRAM

The FY 2022 VSGP RFA has been posted. It is strongly recommended to complete the registration or renewal of a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and Unique Entity ID with System for Awards Management (SAM) numbers in preparation for an application to the FY 2022 VSGP RFA. Note that DUNS numbers will no longer be required after April 1, 2022.

Additionally we wanted to make all applicants aware that grants.gov will be down April 2 – 3, 2022 for maintenance.

Date Program Action
02/23/2021 FY2022 Request for Applications (RFA) published
4/5/2022 at 5pm ET Application period closes

 

Please continue to check this page for updates. For information on another program addressing veterinary shortages, visit the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.

Contact Information

Bob Smith, DVM, PhD, National Program Leader
Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
Animal Systems Division
 
Kathe Bjork, DVM, PhD, National Program Leader
Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
Animal Systems Division
 

For further information, email: vsgp@usda.gov
 

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