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Upcoming Request For Applications Calendar

Below is a list of open, upcoming, and closed funding opportunities. Keep in mind, the dates in the upcoming funding opportunity table are target dates only and are subject to change until the Request For Applications (RFAs) are published in and the corresponding funding opportunity page. 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. 

Open Funding Opportunities 
Solicitation Name:RFA Type*:Closing date:
FY 2024 AFRI - Education and Workforce DevelopmentCompetitiveSee dates
FY 2024 AFRI - Foundational and Applied Science ProgramCompetitiveSee dates
Tribal Colleges Extension Program - Special EmphasisCompetitive28 June 2024
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Workforce - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center Competitive1 July 2024
Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AgVets) Competitive11 July 2024
Open Data FrameworkCompetitive18 July 2024
1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants ProgramCompetitive6 August 2024
Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants ProgramCompetitive13 August 2024
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce DevelopmentCompetitive5 December 2024
Tribal Colleges Research Grants ProgramCompetitive31 December 2024


Upcoming Funding Opportunities: Fiscal Year 2024  (please note: these dates are subject to change)
Solicitation Name:RFA Type*:Target Date for RFA Publication:
National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)ContinuationOctober 2023
Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG)CompetitiveNovember 2023
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge (SPECA) Grants ProgramCompetitiveNovember 2023
AgrAbilityCompetitiveDecember 2023
Aquaculture Centers, section 1475DirectedDecember 2023
Scholarships for Students at 1890 Institutions Program (1890 Scholarships) - mandatory fundsCompetitiveJanuary 2024
National Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural SciencesCompetitiveJanuary 2024
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)DirectedJanuary 2024
Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants ProgramCompetitiveJanuary 2024
Centers of Excellence at 1890 Institutions (1890 COEs)CompetitiveJanuary 2024
Federally Recognized Tribes Extension - FRTEPContinuationJanuary 2024
Tribal Colleges Extension Program - Capacity ApplicationsContinuationJanuary 2024
GusNIP - Nutrition Incentive ProgramCompetitiveJanuary 2024
Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program (TCEG)ContinuationJanuary 2024
WIC - National Workforce StrategyCompetitiveJanuary 2024
WIC - Workforce Evaluation & TA CenterCompetitiveJanuary 2024
Food and Agricultural Education Information System (FAEIS)ContinuationFebruary 2024
Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC)CompetitiveFebruary 2024
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) CONTINUATIONSContinuationFebruary 2024
Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database ProgramDirectedFebruary 2024
IR-4 Minor Crop Pest ManagementContinuationFebruary 2024
Laying Hen and Turkey Research ProgramCompetitiveFebruary 2024
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Full ApplicationsCompetitiveFebruary 2024
Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative Extension Disaster Education NetworkContinuationFebruary 2024
Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC)ContinuationMarch 2024
Army Relocation Readiness Program EvaluationContinuationMarch 2024
Army Youth Program EvaluationCompetitiveMarch 2024
Clearinghouse for Military Family ReadinessCompetitiveMarch 2024
Department of Defense Virtual Lab School (VLS)CompetitiveMarch 2024
Early Learning MattersContinuationMarch 2024
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)ContinuationMarch 2024
Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance NetworkCompetitiveMarch 2024
Military Families Learning NetworkContinuationMarch 2024
Military REACHContinuationMarch 2024
New Parent Support ProgramContinuationMarch 2024
Scholarships for Students at 1890 Institutions Program (1890 Scholarships) - discretionary fundsContinuationMarch 2024
National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)/Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI)DirectedMarch 2024
Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification (YFSEC)ContinuationMarch 2024
Crop Protection and Pest Management: Regional CoordinationContinuationMarch 2024
Global Change, UV Radiation Monitoring and Research (Agroclimatology)ContinuationMarch 2024
Sun Grant ProgramContinuationMarch 2024
Institute of Rural Partnership IORP-VT (780)ContinuationApril 2024
Institute for Rural Partnerships (General Provision 778)DirectedApril 2024
Regional Rural Development CentersDirectedApril 2024
Air Force 4-H Military Partnership and Outreach Support ProgramCompetitiveMay 2024
Army 4-H Military Partnership Outreach Support Grant ProgramCompetitiveMay 2024
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program/Youth Support and Internship ProgramContinuationMay 2024
Military Teen Adventure CampsContinuationMay 2024
Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Full AppCompetitiveMay 2024
National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)/Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI)ContinuationMay 2024
1890 Facilities Grant ProgramContinuationMay 2024
4-H Military Extension Educator ProgramContinuationJune 2024
GusNIP - Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information CentersContinuationJune 2024
New Technologies for Ag ExtensionContinuationJune 2024
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk 4-H Military Partnership Program  (CYFAR 4-H Military PDTA)ContinuationJune 2024
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Professional Development and Technical Assistance Center (CYFAR  PDTA)ContinuationJune 2024
Potato Breeding ResearchContinuationJune 2024


Solicitation Name:RFA Type*:Date
AFRI - Sustainable Agricultural SystemsCompetitive6 June 2024
New Beginning for Tribal Students ProgramCompetitive5 June 2024
Agricultural Genome to Phenome InitiativeCompetitive30 May 2024
The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program - Nutrition Incentive ProgramCompetitive14 May 2024
Research Facilities Act Program (RFAP)Competitive13 May 2024
Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System ProgramCompetitive5 May 2024
Equipment Grants ProgramCompetitive3 May 2024
Special Research Grants Program Aquaculture ResearchCompetitive15 April 2024
Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)Competitive12 April 2024
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development ProgramCompetitive4 April 2024
Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)Competitive1 April 2024
Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program Pre-ApplicationsCompetitive28 March 2024
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase IICompetitive26 March 2024
Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP)Competitive21 March 2024
Distance Education Grants for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas Competitive20 March 2024
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants ProgramCompetitive14 March 2024
Renewable Resources Extension Act - National Focus Fund ProjectsCompetitive13 March 2024
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants ProgramCompetitive8 March 2024
Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (SLSNCGP) Competitive7 March 2024
Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program – Organic TransitionsCompetitive7 March 2024
Higher Education Challenge Grants ProgramCompetitive5 March 2024
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program (ANNH) Competitive5 March 2024
GusNIP - Produce Prescription Program Competitive28 February 2024
Resident Instruction Grants for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas Agriculture and Food Science Facilities and Equipment Program for Insular AreasCompetitive28 February 2024
Crop Protection and Pest ManagementCompetitive15 February 2024
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP)Competitive15 February 2024
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI)Competitive15 February 2024
Food Safety Outreach ProgramCompetitive13 February 2024
Methyl Bromide Transition (MBT)Competitive13 February 2024
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (WAMS)Competitive9  February 2024
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education GrantsCompetitive8 February 2024
Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants ProgramCompetitive7 February 2024
Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture ProgramCompetitive16 January 2024
Agriculture Risk Management Education (ARME)Competitive15 January 2024
Specialty Crop Research InitiativeCompetitive8 December 2023
Food and Agriculture Service Learning ProgramCompetitive7 December 2023
Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP)Competitive6 November 2023
McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry ResearchCapacity6 November 2023
Hatch Act of 1887 (Formula Research at State Agricultural Experiment Stations)Capacity6 November 2023
Agricultural Extension for 1890 land grant institutions (Section 1444 Program)Capacity6 November 2023
Agricultural Research at 1890 Land-Grant institutions (Evans Allen/Section 1445)Capacity6 November 2023
Animal Health and Disease Research (AHDR)Capacity6 November 2023
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education (EFNEP)Capacity6 November 2023
Hatch Act of 1887 (Multi-state Research at State Agricultural Experiment Stations)Capacity6 November 2023
Joint Cooperative Extension Programs at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions and University of the District of Columbia Public Post-secondary Education Reorganization Act Program (DCPPERA)Capacity6 November 2023
Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREAF)Capacity6 November 2023
Smith-Lever Special Needs (Cooperative Extension 1862)Capacity6 November 2023
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase ICompetitive19 September 2023

*Request For Application Types:

  • Competitive and Multi Year Solicitations are open to all eligible applicants and will be available on
  • 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


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