Funding Opportunity - Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program Pre-Application

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December 21, 2020

Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program Pre-Application


NIFA requests pre-applications for the ECDRE program for fiscal year 2021 to address priorities identified by the Citrus Disease Sub-committee of the National Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics Advisory Board through projects that integrate research and extension activities and use systems-based, trans-disciplinary approaches to provide solutions to U.S. citrus growers.

The overarching goals and desired outcomes for the ECDRE program are:

  • To combat Huanglongbing (HLB) and its disease complex in order to continue to be able to farm citrus in a financially sustainable way through collaborative approaches and knowledge;
  • Transition from component-focused research to deploying research outcomes and conclusions on farms; and
  • Encourage research teams to bring knowledge together to find grower solutions to combat and prevent HLB infection.

ECDRE program addresses these needs through collaboration, open communication, the exchange of information, and the development of resources that accelerate application of scientific discovery and technology to farm-level solutions for HLB. For more information, read the ECDRE funding opportunity.

Cost Sharing or Matching
In accordance with Section 1492 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3371), as amended by section 7614 of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, for grants awarded after December 22, 2018, the recipient of an award from the ECDRE program must provide funds, in-kind contributions, or a combination of both, from sources other than funds provided through such grant in an amount that is at least equal to the amount awarded by NIFA.

Changes to match requirements or match waivers may apply at time of award, when required or allowed by law, such as in the annual appropriations act that provides funding for the program.