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NIFA Seeks Partners for SARE National Coordinating Office and Regional Hosts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced a new competitive opportunity to serve as the National Reporting, Coordination and Communications Office or as one of the four regional Host Institutions for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE). SARE’s four regions offer competitive grants for farmers… Read more »


USDA Announces Summer EBT Grants; Includes New States, Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the award of $31.5 million in Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) Grants to explore ways to alleviate hunger among low-income children during the summer, including new projects in Texas and Tennessee. Rigorous evaluations of continuing projects have found that Summer EBT can significantly reduce… Read more »


NIFA Announces $4.3 Million for Higher Education Support

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 20 grants totaling $4.3 million to help higher education institutions teach the next generation of food and agricultural science professionals. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program. “NIFA invests in the development of future agricultural… Read more »


New Funding Opportunities From the USDA

National Training and Development Initiative for Foster/Adoptive Parents (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to develop a state-of-the-art foster/adoptive parent training program to include intensive preparation and development components that reflect the capacities required of successful foster/adoptive parents. Deadline: July 10, 2017. Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative – Specialized Supportive Services (HHS). Department of… Read more »


NIFA Announces $6 Million for Research on Plant-Biotic Interactions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of approximately $6 million to support agriculturally relevant research on the symbiotic relationship between plants and other living organisms. The Plant-Biotic Interactions program is a joint funding opportunity established through a partnership between NIFA and the National Science… Read more »


USDA NIFA Announces Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 01, 2017 Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,900,000 Award Ceiling: $250,000 Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. Proposals submitted to AFRP should address one or more of the following priorities: (1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through… Read more »


USDA Announces $6 Million to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers in Midwest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement practices that will help private farmers, ranchers and forest landowners affected by the wildfires blazing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The funding, made available by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality… Read more »


USDA Announces $12.1 Million to Support Crop Protection and Pest Management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $12.1 million in available funding through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. The CPPM program supports research and extension projects that address critical state, regional, and national integrated pest management (IPM) needs, ensure food security, and… Read more »


USDA Announces $15 Million Available to Protect and Enhance Agricultural Wetlands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made up to $15 million available for conservation partnerships that provide technical and financial assistance for on-farm wetland conservation in fiscal year (FY) 2017. These funds are made available through the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP), a key component of the Agricultural Conservation… Read more »


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces New Funding Opportunities

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… Read more »