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Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program

The citrus industry in the U.S. is valued at over $3.3 billion with major production presently concentrated in Florida, California, and Texas.

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Test Program

Lorem Revision

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Bioproduct Pilot Program

NIFA’s Bioproduct Pilot Program seeks to study the benefits of using materials derived from covered agricultural commodities for manufacture of construction and consumer products.

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American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment (ARPTAI) Program

The primary goal of American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment Program is to ensure improved understanding of and equitable participation in the full range of USDA programs and services among historically underserved farmers, ranchers, forest land owners and operators through supporting the organizational delivery of technical assistance projects and establishment of technical assistance networks.

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Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems (A1712)

This program area priority is designed to rapidly deploy strategies and fill knowledge and information gaps to protect the nation’s food and agricultural supply chains, from production through consumption, during and after extreme weather and disasters.

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Agriculture Business Innovation Center at an Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has a strong and continuing commitment to strengthening its partnerships with https://hbcuconnect.com/colleges/ as well as other minority serving institutions. NIFA’s HBCU programs and activities build on NIFA’s contributions across a range of opportunities to further mutual goals offered by HBCUs. The return on these investments can be seen on campuses in vibrant programs and new facilities, in the research, education, and community assistance activities conducted through enhanced relationships between NIFA and HBCUs, and in the contributions that HBCU graduates make as USDA employees, scientists, and agriculture and food professionals through programs that touch the lives of virtually every U.S. citizen.

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NIFA’s Nutrition Security Webinar Series

Join USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for its new virtual Nutrition Security Webinar Series.

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AFRI Crosscutting Programs

In addition to the regular priority areas, the AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Request for Application has crosscutting program area priorities that address two or more of the AFRI priority areas.

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Farm of the Future

As set forth by Congress, this program intends to support a Farm of the Future testbed and demonstration site at an institution in the land-grant university system.

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Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program

Food and Agriculture Service Learning Programs are intended to increase knowledge of agriculture and improve the nutritional health of children, and to bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system to increase the capacity for food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations or entities, such as school cafeterias and classrooms, while fostering higher levels of community engagement between farms and school systems. The initiative is part of a broader effort to not only increase access to school meals for low-income children, but also to dramatically improve their quality.

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Extension COVID Immunization Training and Education (EXCITE)

To help promote vaccine confidence and uptake, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture have entered into an Interagency Agreement to engage Land-grant Universities (LGUs) and the Cooperative Extension System (CES) to improve vaccination coverage in rural and other medically underserved communities.

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Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program

The goal of the Smith-lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program is to support extension educational outreach initiatives for disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery (pre-disasters, during, and post-disasters). The objectives are to address one or more of the following four areas: (1) education and technical assistance; (2) collaboration; (3) long range family, community and regional planning; and (4) communication delivery and/or dissemination of credible, science-based information.

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New Technologies for Ag Extension

The purpose of the New Technologies for Ag Extension Program (NTAE) is to increase the capacity of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) to adopt new and innovative technology applications for delivering science-based educational resources from land-grant and other partner institutions about matters of high importance to the general public.

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AFRI Interagency Programs

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative works with other federal agencies in the United States to fund and support projects of mutual interest through Requests for Applications.

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Data Science for Food and Agricultural Systems (DSFAS)

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative's Data Science for Food and Agricultural Systems program area priority seeks to catalyze activities at the intersection between data science/artificial intelligence (AI) and agricultural areas, in order to enable systems and communities to effectively utilize data, improve resource management, and integrate new technologies and approaches to further U.S. food and agriculture enterprises.

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Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI)

The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) focuses on collaborative science engagement and invites innovative research proposals that will lay the foundation for expanding knowledge concerning genomes and phenomes of crops and animals of importance to the agriculture sector of the United States.

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Equipment Grants Program (EGP)

The Equipment Grants Program (EGP) is authorized under 7 USC 3310a (Pub. L. 115–334, title VII, §7126, Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4794), which allows the Secretary to make competitive grants for the acquisition of special purpose scientific research equipment for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs of eligible institutions. The 2018 Farm Bill authorized $5 million that may be appropriated annually for 2019 through 2023.

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Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture

The 2018 Farm Bill directs NIFA to establish a new competitive grant program to support research, education, and extension activities for facilitating the development of urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production, harvesting, transportation, aggregation, packaging, distribution, and markets. The Farm Bill provided $10 million in mandatory funding for the first year and authorized up to $10 million in discretionary funding annually for 2019 through 2023. NIFA plans to collect stakeholder input on program priorities. The request will be posted in the Federal Register, soliciting input on the most urgent research, education and extension needs in support of this Farm Bill Initiative.

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New Beginning for Tribal Students (NBTS)

The New Beginning for Tribal Students makes competitive grants to land-grant colleges and universities to provide identifiable support specifically targeted for Tribal students.

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Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)

The purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs. The establishment of a network that assists farmers and ranchers in time of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families.

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4-H and Positive Youth Development

Introduction to 4-H positive youth development programs.

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Vulnerable Populations

Populations of young people may be identified as vulnerable based on situational characteristics such as early parenthood, disconnection from school and work, homelessness, and involvement in the juvenile justice and foster care systems.

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4-H Health and Well-Being

The goal of 4-H Health and Well-Being programming is to provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that promote positive health and well-being for youth and their families. 4-H National Headquarters actively contributes to this goal and provides key programmatic resources.

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4-H Learning

4-H learning experiences happen through participation in activities, experiences, and through social interaction guided by caring adults and peers.

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4-H and PYD Partnerships

The Division of Youth and 4-H partnerships help strengthen and expand support for positive youth development (PYD).
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