Programs

NIFA programs are the mechanism by which we pursue our mission to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. Some programs administer funding and offer leadership while others focus on national leadership and collaboration. For more information on a particular program, use the site’s search tool.

Young Adults

While the majority of 4-H youth development work is conducted with youth at the school age level, the 4-H program also provides an opportunity for young adults.

Capacity Grantee Resources

This page contains information about capacity grant requirements that grantees can use in managing their grants.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

EFNEP assists low income families in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets as well as contributes to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

Rangelands and Grasslands Programs

Half of the earth's terrestrial surface is classified as rangeland and grassland. Rangeland and grassland ecosystems provide forage for livestock and native herbivores, habitat for native flora and fauna, watersheds for rural and urban uses; ecosystem goods and services; areas for recreation; and renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. NIFA seeks to ensure the sustainability of these resources through rangelands and grasslands programs.