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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation's agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce the use of energy, nitrogen fertilizer, and water by ten percent and increase carbon sequestration by fifteen percent through resilient agriculture and forest production systems. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants applications that address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Climate Variability and Change RFA for details).

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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
  • 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. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change RFA for 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) February 18, 2015
    Letter of Intent Due Date April 2, 2015
    Due Date (Closing)
    See RFA. Earliest Deadline Date:
    June 4, 2015
    Estimated Total Program Funding $5,000,000.00
    Range of Awards Unavailable
    Cost Sharing Requirements For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Nancy Cavallaro
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004919
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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