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DoD-USDA Partnership: Child Youth Deployment Support Project

Military families face a lifestyle that includes frequent deployments and increased family separations. These challenges can affect military readiness. NIFA, the Land-Grant University System, and defense agencies partner to support military family and youth quality of life through extension educational programs and research designed to address the unique challenges associated with military family life. This mission-focused project cultivates collaborations with educational institutions, non-governmental and community-based organizations with appropriate expertise to support the family programs, workforce development, and child care and youth development expansion needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). Through this partnership, $4,545,454 is made available in Fiscal Year 2010 to implement programs focused on Child & Youth Deployment Support, providing opportunities for children and youth whose parents/loved ones have deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) to develop skills and traits to aide in coping with the deployment.

Special Notation

DoD-USDA Partnership

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Applications may be submitted by State agricultural experiment stations, State cooperative extension services, all colleges and universities, other research or educational institution or organization and any other contractor or recipient, either foreign or domestic, to further research, extension or teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences of USDA. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided they are necessary for the conduct of the project.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) August 24, 2010
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    September 7, 2010
    Anticipated Award Date
    September 30, 2010
    Estimated Total Program Funding $4,545,454.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $4,545,454.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Lisa A Lauxman , Ph.D.
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-EXCA-003301
    CFDA Number 10.500
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