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NIFA Invests $5M in NSF Collaboration to Increase Food and Nutrition Security

NIFA is collaborating with the NSF’s Convergence Accelerator program in contributing $5 million to fund a Phase II award in the program's Track J.

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NIFA Invests $600K in Response to Extreme Weather Events Across the U.S. (A1712)

NIFA has funded a University of Hawaii project and a Sustainable Molokai project related to the Maui wildfire.

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NIFA Invests $4.45M in Tribal Colleges Research

The 1994 Land-grant Universities (LGUs) often serve as the primary institution of scientific inquiry, knowledge and learning for reservation communities.

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NIFA Awards Nearly $1M for Environmental Justice (A1641)

Seeks to advance understanding of environmental justice in the context of injustices affecting food and agriculture, local natural resources, and rural economy.

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NIFA Invests $391K in Response to Extreme Weather Events Across the U.S. (A1712)

NIFA has funded, through Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems, a Hawaii Public Health Institute project.

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NIFA Invests $12M in Ag Economics and Rural Communities: Small and Medium-Sized Farms (A1601)

Approximately 89% of farms in the U.S. are classified as small, with a gross cash farm income of less than $350,000. These farms are family-owned and operated.

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NIFA Invites Public Feedback to Update Policy Guide

The public is invited to give ideas and suggestions to help NIFA update the FY24 Policy Guide.

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University of Georgia Receives $10.2M from USDA NIFA for Sustainable Ag Research and Education

The University of Georgia Southern Region SARE has received $10.2M from USDA NIFA to develop the SARE Community Foods Project.

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National 4-H Council Receives $9.4M from USDA NIFA to Prevent and Reduce Food Loss and Waste

National 4-H Council has received $9.4 million from USDA NIFA to launch the Increasing Food Production and Combating Food Waste and Loss through 4-H project.

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NIFA Invests $3.2M in Food and Ag Sciences National Needs Graduate and Post-grad Fellowship Grants

NIFA’s National Needs Fellowship (NNF) program trains students for masters and/or doctoral degrees.

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NIFA Invests $2.3M in Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program

The purpose of the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) is to advance the educational achievement of Americans and increase diversity.

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NIFA Invests $3M in New Beginning for Tribal Students

The New Beginning for Tribal Students Program supports Land-grant Colleges and Universities to assist in supporting Tribal students on their path to higher education. The purpose of the NBTS grant program is to increase the retention…

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NIFA Invests $993K in Tribal Colleges Extension

The purpose of the Tribal Colleges Extension Program: Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE) is to support pilot projects in Extension at the 1994 Land-Grant institutions.

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NIFA Invests $12M in Diet, Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention

The AFRI Diet, Nutrition, Prevention of Chronic Diseases (A1344) program announced 17 awards that will continue to further the mission of this innovative competitive grant program. The focus of this program is to invest in integrated…

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NIFA Invests $10M to Reduce Methane Emission from Ruminants

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of $10 million in two visionary and transdisciplinary projects that will advance the science of reducing methane — a potent greenhouse gas —…

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NIFA Invests $850K in Response to Extreme Weather Events Across the U.S. (A1712)

NIFA funds rapid responses to extreme weather events to ensure secure, accessible, safe, nutritious, affordable and abundant food supply.

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NIFA Invests $9.6M in Food Safety Outreach

The Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program (FSOP) supports customized food safety education, training, and technical assistance for operators of small to mid-size farms and food processing facilities; veteran, beginning, and…

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NIFA Invests $550K in Response to Extreme Weather Events Across the U.S. (AFRI A1712)

NIFA has funded — through the Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems program — a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign project related to drought and dust storms and a University of Hawaiʻi at…

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NIFA Invests Nearly $2M in Research Facilities Act Program

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has established a new Research Facilities Act Program (RFAP) competitive grant program. The Research Facilities Act Program (RFAP) – has been approved to provide one-year funds this…

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USDA Invests Nearly $28M for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program provides grants to organizations and institutions for training, education, outreach, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers. Projects funded will…

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USDA Nutrition Incentives Improve Access to Healthy Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced an investment of more than $52 million to improve dietary health and access to fresh fruits and vegetables for eligible families.The funds support efforts across three National…

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USDA Launches Initiative to Enhance Competitiveness of the U.S. Specialty Crops Industry

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Torres Small today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is initiating a new effort to further support the U.S. specialty crops sector and increase the competitiveness of its products as…

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NIFA Supports Teachers and Schools Dedicated to AgriScience

The SPECA program awards grants to: 1) Enhance curricula in agricultural education 2) Increase faculty teaching competencies 3) Interest young people in pursuing higher education in order to prepare for scientific and professional…

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NIFA Invests Nearly $2M to Support Rural Women and Minorities in STEM

This program supports integrated education/teaching and Extension/outreach projects that increase STEM participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas. NIFA intends for this program to address educational needs,…

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NIFA Invests $4.7M in Scientific Equipment and Instruments

The Equipment Grants Program (EGP), serves to increase access to shared special purpose equipment/instruments for scientific research for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs in our nation's institutions of higher…

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