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.

McIntire-Stennis Capacity Grant

The purpose of this funding is to increase forestry research in the production, utilization, and protection of forestland; to train future forestry scientists; and to involve other disciplines in forestry research.

The Hatch Act of 1887

The purpose of this funding is to conduct agricultural research programs at State Agricultural Experiment Stations in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. insular areas.

The Hatch Act of 1887 (Multistate Research Fund)

The purpose of Hatch Act funding is to conduct agricultural research programs at State Agricultural Experiment Stations in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Insular Areas. The specific purpose of Hatch MRF funding is to conduct research by institutions within a State and by institutions in multiple States to solve problems that concern more than one State.

Animal Health and Disease Research Capacity 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.