The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced funding available for research on next generation pesticides, sustainable community projects and canola research.
$1.8 million in funding is now available for new research on environmentally friendly pesticides and innovative tools and strategies to replace an older treatment, methyl bromide. Funding is made through NIFA’s Methyl Bromide Transition Program. The deadline for applications is April 25, 2017. See the request for applications for details. Read the full announcement here.
$320,000 in funding is now available to develop and deliver educational programs that equip at-risk youth with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives. The funding is made available through the Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR SCP) grant, which is funded through section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, administered by NIFA, and authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Applications are due March 29, 2017. See the request for application for specific program requirements. NIFA will host two free informational webinars for interested applicants from 2-3 p.m. EST March 7 and March 9. Read the full announcement here.
$766,000 in funding is now available for fundamental and applied research to help develop and share new commercial canola varieties and products, and expand the crop’s growing regions. This funding is made available through NIFA’s Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive (SACC) grants program. Eligible applicants include colleges, universities, other federal agencies and private sector entities. See the SACC program page on NIFA’s website for more details and abstracts of prior projects. The deadline to apply is April 11, 2017. Read the full announcement here.