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NIFA's Discretionary and Mandatory Funding

FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations for Various NIFA Programs.

The following table details NIFA's fiscal year 2018 consolidated appropriations for discretionary, Farm Bill, mandatory, and endowment funding. Please use the following notes to interpret the table information:

  • a/ Estimated interest on Tribal College Endowment Fund was included in the total.
  • b/ In FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Section 753.
  • c/ $552,000 was provided for Agriculture in the Classroom.
  • d/ In FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Section 777.
  • e/ Mandatory program delegated to another USDA agency but administered by NIFA.
  • f/ Farm Bill funding amounts were based on H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014 and include impact of sequestration of mandatory funds in FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture ($000)

FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations
Programs FY 2018 Consolidated
Appropriations

DISCRETIONARY FUNDING

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative $400,000
CAPACITY PROGRAMS:
Hatch Act 243,701
McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry 33,961
Evans-Allen Program 54,185
Animal Health and Disease, Section 1433 4,000
SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS:
Minor Crop Pest Management, IR-4 11,913
Global Change, UV-B Monitoring 1,405
Potato Research 2,500
Aquaculture Research 1,350
OTHER RESEARCH:
Aquaculture Centers 5,000
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program 35,000
Supplemental and Alternative Crops 825
1994 Research Grants 3,801
Federal Administration (Direct Appropriation) 19,692
Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Program 2,000
Sun Grant Program 3,000
Capacity Building for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture 5,000
Alfalfa and Forage Research 2,250
HIGHER EDUCATION:
Institution Challenge, Multicultural Scholars, and Graduate Fellowship Grants 9,000
1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants 19,336
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program 9,219
Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program 3,439
Interest Earned on Tribal Colleges Endowment Fund 4,559
Secondary Education/2-Year Post Secondary 900
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions 3,194
Veterinary Medical Services Act (Loan Repayment Program) 8,000
Veterinary Services Grant Program 2,500
Grants for Insular Areas 2,000
Subtotal a/ 891,730
General Provision: Relocation and Building Alteration/Repair Expenses  b/ 6,000
Subtotal a/ 897,730

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

CAPACITY PROGRAMS:
Smith-Lever Formula 3(b)&(c) 300,000
1890 Institutions 45,620
SMITH-LEVER 3(d) PROGRAMS:
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program 67,934
Farm Safety and Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification 4,610
New Technologies for Agricultural Extension 1,550
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk 8,395
Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program 3,039
other extension programs:
Extension Services at 1994 Institutions 6,446
Renewable Resources Extension Act 4,060
Rural Health and Safety 3,000
1890 Facilities (Section 1447) 19,730
Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program (FARAD) 2,500
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fields 400
Food Safety Outreach Program 7,000
Food and Ag Service Learning 1,000
Federal Administration  c/ 8,342
Subtotal 483,626
General Provision: Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans in Agriculture  d/ 5,000
Total Discretionary Funding  a/ 1,423,356

FARM BILL MANDATORY AND ENDOWMENT FUNDING

Tribal Colleges Endowment Fund 11,880
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative 18,680
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program 18,680
Specialty Crop Research Initiative 51,370
Emergency Citrus Research and Extension Program 23,350
Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program 23,350
Biodiesel Fuel Education Program  e/ 934
Agriculture Risk Management Education Program  e/ 4,670
Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program  e/ 9,000
TOTAL, FARM BILL MANDATORY AND ENDOWNMENT FUNDING  f/ 161,914
TOTAL, DISCRETIONARY, FARM BILL MANDATORY, AND ENDOWMENT FUNDING  a/  f/ 1,585,270
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