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Acknowledgment of USDA Support by NIFA

Proper acknowledgment of your USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funding in published manuscripts, posters, presentations, press releases, and other communications is critical for the success of our agency’s programs. We ask that you acknowledge USDA NIFA funding by using the following guidance. Recommended awards should not be announced in any manner by a grantee until they are officially and publicly announced by USDA NIFA. 

Standard USDA NIFA Funding Acknowledgment Language 

When acknowledging USDA support in accordance with 2 CFR Part 415, grantees must use the following acknowledgment for all competitive or capacity grants or initiatives supported by NIFA. This statement should be used in scientific publications, presentations, posters, and related materials. 

"This work is supported by the [Full Program Name, no acronym], project award no. XXXXXXX], from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture." 

In addition, all publications and other materials, except scientific articles or papers published in scientific journals, must contain the following statement:  

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and should not be construed to represent any official USDA or U.S. Government determination or policy." 

Press Announcements and Media Interviews 

Recommended awards should not be announced in any manner by a grantee until they are officially and publicly announced by USDA NIFA. This applies to press releases, newsletters, press interviews, and web or social media postings. Once the award is announced by USDA NIFA, the grantee may publicly announce the award according to the grantee’s institutional policies.  

USDA NIFA grant awardees can coordinate public announcements with NIFA Communications. Simultaneous announcement by NIFA and the grantee are preferred. 

The awardee is responsible for acknowledging USDA NIFA support in media postings and during news media interviews that discuss work supported by USDA NIFA by using language such as the following:  

“This work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.” 

Social Media Use  

If you are posting on X about your project, please use our hashtag #NIFAimpacts and @USDA_NIFA handle in your post. Doing so will allow us to share your post. If you are using the USDA NIFA identifier, please use the guidance below. 

USDA NIFA Official Identifier 

Per USDA NIFA regulations and guidelines, grantees are expected to use NIFA’s official identifier in publications, posters, websites and presentations resulting from their award. The Official NIFA identifier webpage on the NIFA website provides identifiers in several formats, color modes and resolutions for specific use in software applications. Please refer to this page for additional details. Please contact NIFA for more information.    

More Information 

For more information, please feel free to contact NIFA Communications at

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