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Acknowledgment of USDA Support by NIFA

Proper acknowledgment of your USDA-NIFA funding in published manuscripts, presentations, press releases, and other communications is critical for the success of our agency’s programs.

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 the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA):

"This work is supported by [Program Name] [grant no. XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX/project accession no. XXXXXXX] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture."

Whenever practical, NIFA also expects that grantees use NIFA’s official identifier in publications, posters, websites and presentations resulting from their award.

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 do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

The agency known as the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) was abolished upon establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA); therefore, all references to “CSREES” are to be changed to “NIFA” (76 FR 4801; January 27, 2011).

Press Announcements and Media Interviews

Recommended awards should not be announced in any manner by a grantee until approval is obtained by NIFA’s communication office. This applies to press releases, newsletters, press interviews, and web or social media postings. In many cases, the Secretary of Agriculture may want to personally announce the award.

NIFA grant awardees are requested to coordinate all public announcements with NIFA’s Communication Staff. Simultaneous announcement by NIFA and the grantee are preferred.

The awardee is responsible for acknowledging NIFA support during news media interviews that discuss work supported by NIFA.

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