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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention

This Challenge Area Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Prevention Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.

Special Notation

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Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • 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 Childhood Obesity Prevention 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) March 5, 2014
    Letter of Intent Due Date April 17, 2014
    Due Date (Closing)
    See RFA. RFA Earliest Deadline Date:
    June 19, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $9,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $9,000,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Deirdra Chester
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004492
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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