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.

Educational Scholarship Programs

Talented science students are the future's agri-science workforce. For that talent to be realized some students need financial support. NIFA has two types of funding options to ensure more talented students can achieve their research career goals in agriculture.

Military Youth Programs

NIFA and 4-H partner with Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Military Community and Family Policy, Army Child, Youth and School Services, Air Force Airman and Family Services and Navy Family Readiness to support youth and family programs on military installations around the world.

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.

1890 Land-Grant Institutions Programs

The 1890 land-grant institutions are historically black universities that were established under the Second Morrill Act of 1890. NIFA's 1890 land-grant institutions programs are intended to strengthen research, extension and teaching in the food and agricultural sciences by building the institutional capacities of the 1890 Institutions.

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.