USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Funding Opportunities Update

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March 22, 2019

This competitive grants program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional work force.

Who is eligible to apply: Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Posted Date: Friday, March 15, 2019

Closing Dates:
  • Regular Grants: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Collaboration Grants: Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Conference Grants: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-HSI-006731
Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,800,000

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives.

Who is eligible to apply: 

1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions

More On Eligibility: 

Applications may only be submitted by Cooperative Extension at 1890 Land-grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University, Central State University, and West Virginia State University; 1862 Land-grant Colleges and Universities; and the University of the District of Columbia. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project. Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award. Only one (1) application per Land-grant institution will be accepted. Current CYFAR SCP grantees may submit an application for an additional new project; however, if the same community site is being used, a justification must be provided. Attach to Field 12, Other Project Information.

Posted Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Closing Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-006729
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000

The purpose of this grant program is to support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research programs that focus on varietal development and testing and potato varieties for commercial production. As used herein, varietal development and testing is research using conventional breeding and/or biotechnological genetics to develop improved potato varieties. Aspects of evaluation, screening and testing must support variety development.

Who is eligible to apply: 

1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below), State Agricultural Experiment Stations

More Information on Eligibility:

Applications may only be submitted by state agricultural experiment stations, land-grant colleges and universities, research foundations established by land-grant colleges and universities, colleges and universities receiving funds under the Act of October 10, 1962, as amended (16 USC 582a et seq.), and accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine.

Posted Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Closing Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SRGP-006734
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,250,000