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.

Adult Development and Aging Programs

The NIFA Division of Family and Consumer Sciences (DFCS), in partnership with the land-grant universities, is committed to addressing priority issues related to older adults through research, education, and Extension. Together, through this unique partnership, resources are made available to meet the educational and decision-making needs of older adults, their families, and those who care for them.

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.

Supplemental Nutrition Education Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed is a federal/state partnership that supports nutrition education for persons eligible for the SNAP Benefits. SNAP-Ed is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). NIFA facilitates communication and provides programmatic leadership to Land-Grant University partners.

Animal Reproduction

NIFA provides funding for basic and applied research in animal reproduction, and supports extension and education programs that transfer new science-based knowledge to the field and classroom.