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 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.

Health and Wellness

The health and wellness portfolio focuses on promoting health, preventing chronic disease, eliminating disparities, and building a culture of health across the nation.

AFRI Foundational Program

The AFRI Foundational Program builds a foundation of fundamental and applied knowledge in food and agricultural sciences critical for solving current and future societal challenges.

AFRI Education and Workforce Development

The AFRI Education and Workforce Development Program (formerly the AFRI Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. The program educates professionals to lead agriculture into the future by solving current and future challenges facing our society.

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP)

Community Food Projects increase food security in communities by bringing the whole food system together to assess strengths, establish linkages, and create systems that improve the self-reliance of community members over their food needs.