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AFRI Program Areas, Funding Levels and Award Durations

This table of the Fiscal Year 2019 grant categories, program areas, funding levels and award durations is presented to help eligible national and state commodity boards understand the variety of opportunities in the Agriculture and Food…

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Bacterial Spot of Tomato

Fresh market and processing tomatoes are an important segment of the U.S. agricultural economy grossing over $2.5 billion in 2008 with significant acreage in 16 states (NASS, 2009). Bacterial spot of tomato and pepper is a serious…

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Plum Pox Virus

Plum pox virus (PPV) is an invasive pest species that causes plum pox, the most devastating viral disease of stone fruit species. PPV first appeared in the United States in Pennsylvania in October 1999 and then New York and Michigan in…

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Citrus Greening - Huanglongbing (HLB)

Citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB) is a devastating disease of citrus worldwide (Gottwald et al., 2007). HLB is particularly devastating because of its severe yield reduction in citrus trees followed by tree decline, the absence of…

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Boxwood Blight

Imagine this scene: You are outside of your home admiring a healthy and vibrant planting of boxwood that is a central part of your landscape. You notice a few leaves with brown spots, but nothing that appears overly abnormal. Over the…

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AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area FY 2015 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Water for Agriculture Challenge Area? The Water for Agriculture Challenge Area is a fairly new program to help address critical water problems such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality changes and others in…

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Frequently Asked Questions for the NSF/USDA-NIFA Joint Solicitation Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems

The full solicitation for this program is NSF 18-545 1. As stated in the solicitation, INFEWS proposals must incorporate science from three or more intellectually distinct disciplines that, in aggregate, represent scientific areas…

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Sustainable Advanced Biofuels Across the United States

This factsheet provides an overview of seven NIFA-funded regional bioenergy coordinated agricultural projects (CAPs). NIFA has invested $156 million in seven five year projects across the US to assist with the research and development…

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AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area CAP Project Requirements

This document outlines aspects of the biomass supply chain that project applicants must address.

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Current BFRDP Educational Enhancement Projects

The long-term goals of the Educational Enhancement Projects (EEP) are to identify gaps in beginning farmer and rancher training by evaluating all existing programs and to develop and conduct train-the-trainer projects to address these…

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BFRDP Q&A – 2017 RFA

2017 BFRDP Q&A

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Centers of Excellence Factsheet

The Agricultural Act of 2014 requires the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to identify centers of excellence for food and agricultural research, education, and extension. Applicants who meet the requirements of competitive…

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AFRI 2010 Annual Synopsis

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative 2010 Annual Synopsis provides an overview of the AFRI competitive grants program, including statistics for projects funded, summaries of selected projects, and impacts of selected projects…

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AFRI 2011 Annual Synopsis

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative 2011 Annual Synopsis provides an overview of the AFRI competitive grants program, including statistics for projects funded, summaries of selected projects, and impacts of selected projects…

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AFRI 2012 Annual Synopsis

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative 2012 Annual Synopsis provides an overview of the AFRI competitive grants program, including statistics for projects funded, summaries of selected projects, and impacts of selected projects…

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Family Life Specialist Directory

Family Life and Human Development Specialists Directory and Land-Grant Universities

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Commodity Boards Fact Sheet

The 2014 Farm Bill requires USDA to establish procedures and a timeline under which federal or state commodity boards can propose topics for funding under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Requests for Applications.

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Centers of Excellence Frequently Asked Questions

The Agricultural Act of 2014 requires the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to identify centers of excellence for food and agricultural research, education, and extension. Applicants who meet the requirements of competitive…

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Data Gateway

The Data Gateway enables users to find funding data, metrics, and information on research, education, and extension projects that have received grant awards from NIFA. This factsheet describes the various functions available to users at…

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NIFA Awards More Than $4 Million in Support of Nutrition Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on April 23, 2015 more than $4 million in research grants that seek to improve the functional role of food in human health and…

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USDA Awards $3.8 Million in Grants for Nanotechnology Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on April 27, 2015 $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges…

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USDA Awards nearly $19 Million in Grants to Enhance Food Safety Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA ) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced March 31, 2015 funding awards totaling nearly $19 million to 36 grantees to ensure the availability of a safe and nutritious food…

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USDA Announces Grants for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the USDA awarded $9 million in grants to develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in 12 states and Puerto Rico. The grants are funded through…

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Centers of Excellence Implementation for NIFA Competitive Grant Programs

The following fact sheet has been developed to share with our stakeholders. It describes NIFA’s fiscal year 2015 implementation of the Center of Excellence provision from the 2014 Farm Bill.

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NIFA Peer Review Process for Competitive Grant Applications

NIFA reviews all proposals accepted in the individual competitive programs through the peer review process.

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