The Leadership Management Dashboard (LMD) is a NIFA reporting tool that allows users to access financial and budget information on the agency’s programs. Users may drill-down from general program data to the project level to see how expenditures on individual research, education, and extension initiatives relate to the agency’s mission.

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Who uses the tool

NIFA’s primary audience for LMD includes the agency’s partner organizations and internal NIFA staff.

How to use the tool

LMD is accessed through the NIFA Reporting Portal. Upon logging into the portal, users with active accounts see an LMD link under “active applications”.  Clicking the LMD link will bring you into the application, and then you can access instructions for each section under the help function. 

To download information or to obtain technical reports, use the search function and export the information to an Excel spreadsheet. Your content can include, but is not limited to, project contacts and award and financial information.


For questions on LMD, please contact electronic@nifa.usda.gov.

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