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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food Security

For FY 2015, it is anticipated that approximately $16.8 million will be made available to support new awards within the Food Security Challenge Area of AFRI. In FY 2015, application are sought to support agricultural production research, education, and extension to develop more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production systems. Proposed projects should focus on improving food systems through research on developing sustainable crop, livestock, or integrated crop and livestock systems; develop regionally adapted crop cultivars and livestock/breeds that contribute to rural economic development and prosperity while enhancing food security and a meta-analysis to result in a national strategy for sustainable crop and livestock production. Project types supported by AFRI within this Challenge Area will propose multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants, and conferences and/or workshops.

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Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Individuals
  • Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Small Business
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Eligibility may differ based on Program Area. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI Food Security RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) January 30, 2015
    Letter of Intent Due Date Some Program Areas require a Letter of Intent. Refer to the RFA.
    Due Date (Closing)
    June 4, 2015
    Estimated Total Program Funding $16,800,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $4,000,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Mathieu Ngouajio
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004875
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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