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Upcoming Request For Applications Calendar

As requested by stakeholders in Project CAFÉ feedback, we are working to make this a more streamlined process. Keep in mind, these are target dates only and are subject to change until the Request For Applications are published in Grants.gov. The current list applies to competitive, directed, continuations, and capacity RFAs. Bookmark this list and check back often for updates as target dates draw near. 


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Target December 2022
Request for Applications Type*: Solicitation Name:
Competitive Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS)
Competitive Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program (ANNH)
Competitive Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) 
Competitive Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP)    
Competitive Farm Business and Benchmarking Program (FBMB)
Competitive GusNIP - Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Centers
Competitive Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants
Competitive Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program – Organic Transitions (ORG) 
Competitive Organic Agriculture Research & Extension Initiative (OREI)
Competitive Renewable Resource Extension  Act National Focus Fund Projects
Competitive Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge (SPECA) Grants Program
Directed WIC - Evaluation Platform 
Competitive WIC - National Workforce Strategy
Competitive AFRI - Foundational and Applied Science Program (FAS)
Directed Air Force 4-H Youth Military Partnership and Outreach Program 
Competitive Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG)
Competitive GusNIP - Nutrition Incentive Program
Competitive GusNIP - Produce Prescription Program 
Competitive National Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences
Competitive Resident Instruction Grants for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas Agriculture and Food Science Facilities and Equipment Program for Insular Areas
Competitive Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase II
Competitive Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)
Competitive Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP)
Competitive WIC - Workforce Evaluation & TA Center
Competitive WIC - Workforce Regional Education Centers

 

Target January 2023
Request for Applications Type*: Solicitation Name:
Competitive Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative
Competitive Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) 
Competitive Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Pre-App
Competitive Equipment Grants Program
Competitive Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network
Continuation Federally Recognized Tribes Extension - FRTEP
Competitive Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative Extension Disaster Education Network
Competitive Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
Competitive Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program 
Competitive New Beginnings for Tribal Students
Competitive Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
Continuation Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program (TCEG)
Continuation Tribal Colleges Extension Program - Capacity Applications
Competitive Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (WAMS) 

 

Target February 2023
Request for Applications Type*: Solicitation Name:
Competitive AFRI - Education and Workforce Development (EWD)
Continuation Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP)
Continuation Crop Protection and Pest Management: Extension Implementation
Continuation Crop Protection and Pest Management: Regional Coordination
Competitive Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AgVets)
Continuation Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
Competitive Food and Agricultural Education Information System
Competitive Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program
Directed Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database
Continuation IR-4 Minor Crop Pest Management     
Directed National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)/Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI)
Competitive New Technologies for Ag Extension
Continuation Risk Management Education (ARME)
Competitive Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants (SLSNCGP)    
Competitive Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Full Applications
Competitive Supplemental and Alternative Crops  (SAC)
Competitive Urban, Indoor and Emerging Ag. (UIE)

 

Target March 2023
Request for Applications Type*: Solicitation Name:
Competitive 1890 Facilities Grant Program
Competitive Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC)
Directed Aquaculture Centers, section 1475
Continuation Army Relocation Readiness Program Evaluation
Continuation Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
Continuation Department of Defense Virtual Lab School (VLS)
Continuation Early Learning Matters
Continuation Global Change, UV Radiation Monitoring and Research (Agroclimatology)
Continuation Military Families Learning Network   
Continuation Military REACH  
Continuation National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)
Competitive Open Data Framework
Competitive Potato Breeding Research    
Continuation Scholarships for Students at 1890 Institutions Program (1890 Scholarships) - discretionary funds
Competitive Tribal College Research Grant Program

 

Target April 2023
Request for Applications Type*: Solicitation Name:
Competitive 1890 Capacity Building Programs (Teaching, Research, and Extension) (CBG)
Competitive Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Full App    
Continuation National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)/Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI)
Directed Regional Rural Development Centers
Continuation Special Research Grants for Aquaculture Research
Continuation Sun Grant Program

 

Target June 2023
Request for Applications Type*: Solicitation Name:
Capacity Agricultural Extension for 1890 land grant institutions (Section 1444 Program)
Capacity Agricultural Research at 1890 Land-Grant institutions (Evans Allen/Section 1445)
Capacity Animal Health and Disease Research (AHDR)
Directed Army 4-H Military Partnership
Directed Blue Ribbon Panel on Land-grant cooperation and collaboration
Continuation Children, Youth, and Families at Risk 4-H Military Partnership Program  (CYFAR 4-H Military PDTA)
Continuation Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Professional Development and Technical Assistance Center (CYFAR  PDTA)
Capacity Expanded Food and Nutrition Education (EFNEP)
Capacity Hatch Act of 1887 (Formula Research at State Agricultural Experiment Stations)
Capacity Hatch Act of 1887 (Multistate Research at State Agricultural Experiment Stations)
Capacity Joint Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions and University of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA
Capacity McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research
Capacity Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREAF)
Capacity Smith-Lever Special Needs (Cooperative Extension 1862)
Directed Teen Adventure Camps
Directed Youth Support and Internship Program (YSIP)

 

Published
Request for Applications Type*: Solicitation Name: Closing date:
Competitive Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Sustainable Agricultural Systems*** See dates
Competitive AFRI - Education and Workforce Development See dates
Competitive AFRI - Foundational and Applied Science Program See dates
Competitive Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program 8 December 2022
Competitive From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals (NEXTGEN) 14 December 2022
Competitive Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Full Applications 12 January 2023
Competitive AgrAbility - Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities 19 January 2023
Competitive Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) Program 19 January 2023
Competitive Crop Protection and Pest Management 13 February 2023
Competitive Methyl Bromide Transition Program 13 February 2023
Competitive Food Safety Outreach Program 16 February 2023

 

Closed
RFA Type*: Solicitation Name: Closed date:
Competitive Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) 1 December 2022
Competitive Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Regional Host Institution 14 November 2022
Directed Farm of the Future 2 November 2022
Competitive Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program 25 October 2022
Competitive Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I 25 October 2022
Competitive Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program 7 October 2022
Competitive Bioproduct Pilot Program 31 August 2022
Continuation 1890 Centers of Excellence 9 August 2022
Continuation Scholarships for Students at 1890 Institutions Program (1890 Scholarships) 1 June 2022

 

AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems -added for October Release
**Deputy Under-Secretary Approval
***Deputy Secretary Approval or delegate

*Request For Application Types:

  • Competitive and Multi Year Solicitations are open to all eligible applicants and will be available on grants.gov(link is external).
  • Directed RFAs are sent to applicants that are predetermined to be eligible for funding for specific purposes.
  • Continuation award is an award instrument by which NIFA agrees to support a specified level of effort for a predetermined period of time with a statement of intention to provide additional support at a future date, provided that performance has been satisfactory, appropriations are available for this purpose, and continued support would be in the best interest of the Federal government and the public.  A continuation award is issued for the subsequent years of a new award.
  • Note: Projected dates for AFRI and Capacity Grant Request For Applications are not included in this timeline at this time.

 If you have any questions regarding this timeline, please contact the National Program Leader (NPL) with the associated program or email policy@usda.gov.

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