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.

Crop Protection and Pest Management Program

The Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) program supports projects that will increase food security and respond effectively to other major societal challenges with comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM) approaches.

4-H Science

4‑H science programs are available through local clubs, schools and grant-funded programs. Focus areas for 4‑H science programs include robotics, rocketry, environmental science, agri-science, biotechnology and veterinary science.

Capacity Grantee Resources

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

Rural Health and Safety

Many individuals and families living in rural areas and communities experience disparities related to physical and behavioral health, safety, and well-being. Such disparities are often triggered by the hardships of poverty and inadequate access to gainful employment and resources.

Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition

The aim of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) I-FAST prize competition (the “I-FAST Competition” or the “Competition”) is to develop and implement the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Pilot Program. USDA NIFA in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) to provide entrepreneurship training to USDA NIFA grantees under this I-FAST program.