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.

Tribal College Research Grant Program

The 1994 Land-Grants often serve as the primary institution of scientific inquiry, knowledge and learning for reservation communities. This funding allows them to address the questions that matter to these communities.

AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area

The AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge of ensuring a safe and nutritious food supply while maintaining American agriculture competitiveness.

NIFA Tribal Programs

NIFA funds programs that promote learning, opportunity and health in Indian Country. The agency has five grants that specifically target Indian Country. Four of the grants support learning at the 1994 Land-Grants, also known as federally recognized tribal colleges. In addition, the Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) supports 1890 and 1862 Land-Grants who provide informal, community-based learning on reservations.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants (HSI) Program

The HSI Education Grants Program promotes and strengthens the ability of HSIs to carry out higher education programs to attract, retain, and graduate outstanding students capable of enhancing the nation's food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences professional and scientific work force.

4-H National Headquarters

4-H National Headquarters provides strategic direction, strategic alignment, technical support and quality accountability to the 4-H youth development program.