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.

AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative's Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program area promotes the sustainable supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food and other agricultural products, while enhancing economic opportunities and improving the long-term health and well-being of all Americans.

Animal Programs

NIFA funds research, education, and extension activities that address animal health, animal production systems, and animal products.

Animal Health and Disease Research Program

The Animal Health and Disease (Section 1433) opportunity is a national-scope capacity program that distributes federal funds on a formula basis to all eligible entities, including all State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES) and AVMA accredited US Colleges or Schools of veterinary medicine, for the support of research projects addressing health and disease of agricultural animals.

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) Program

The Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants (BRAG) program supports projects that will assist Federal regulatory agencies make science-based decision regarding the environmental effects of introducing genetically engineered (GE) organisms by recombinant nucleic acid techniques.

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.