Official Documents & Guidelines

NIFA-19-019 FAQs for U.S.-Ireland Research and Development Call in Agriculture

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the FY19 U.S.-Ireland Research and Development Call in Agriculture

NIFA-20-002 Current and Past Matching Requirements

The 2018 Farm Bill removed the matching requirements on NIFA competitive grants imposed under the 2014 Farm Bill. The document on this page represents the current and past matching requirements by competitive grant program.

NIFA-19-010 2018 Farm Bill Indirect Cost Provision

Section 1462(a) and (c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (NARETPA) limits indirect costs for the overall award to 30 percent of Total Federal Funds Awarded (TFFA) under a research, education, or extension grant.

NIFA-19-002 Plan of Work (POW) Memos

On this page are memos related to the Plan of Work (POW) tool.

NIFA-19-011 2020 Capacity Budget Pilot Resources

In 2020, NIFA will require Capacity grantees to submit budgets with their annual applications. These resources will assist grantees in implementing this new requirement.

NIFA-18-018 RREA Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022

The 2018–2022 Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Strategic Plan provides direction for addressing many critical issues threatening forests and rangelands, and the people whose livelihoods depend on them.

NIFA-20-016 NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide 2020

This document provides information about the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant process and its associated authorities and NIFA’s responsibilities. The Office of Grants and Financial Management (OGFM) maintains this document. Changes in statutes, regulations, or policies effective before the next revision of the NIFA Policy Guide will be published separately.

NIFA-19-003 EFNEP National Guidelines for Social Media

The EFNEP National Guidelines for Social Media were updated in 2014. The guidelines were developed by the EFNEP Southern Region Social Media Committee and reviewed by the National EFNEP Office at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

NIFA-18-017 Draft Update to NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide for Review

NIFA is requesting feedback on the updated draft of the NIFA Policy Guide. The DRAFT guide for stakeholder review is now available.

NIFA-18-012 Fellowships and Scholarships

In addition to the reporting requirements specified in the NIFA agency-specific terms and conditions, the award terms included herein are applicable to fellowship and scholarship awards under (3) programs.