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AREERA State Plans of Work 

The Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) requires that states submit Plans of Work (POWs) in order to receive federal funding under the Smith-Lever Act, the Hatch Act, and the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, which are the funding authorities for Extension and Research activities. The AREERA POWs pertain only to the Smith-Lever 3(b)&(c), Hatch, Evans-Allen, and 1890 Extension funds. Other funding authorities, such as the Smith-Lever 3(d), AFRI, and other grants and project funds, continue to require individual project/program proposals for their continued distribution of funds.

The NIFA Planning Accountability & Reporting Staff (PARS) distributes policy updates and provides guidance to Land Grant University (LGU) partners in the states concerning their annual submissions of Plans of Work and Annual Reports of Accomplishments and Results. The AREERA POW reporting system is developed and monitored by PARS, in conjunction with the Office of Information Technology (OIT ). This system must be used by all 1862 and 1890 LGUs to electronically submit Plans of Work and Annual Reports of Accomplishments & Results. It must also be used by 1862 institutions to submit AREERA Supplemental Forms for Multistate and Integrated Activities (NIFA-REPT, NIFA-PLAN, Brief Summaries). 

News, Updates and Policy Documents


Training Tools and Information for Users


Summaries and Statistical Analyses

Full access to previously submitted Plans of Work and Annual Reports can be found here for FY 2000-2006 and here for 2007-current.


Multistate Extension Activities and Integrated Research and Extension Activities


Matching Requirements for Formula Funds for Agricultural Research and Extension Activities at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University, and at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions in Insular Areas


Stakeholder Input Requirements for Recipients of Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension Formula Funds