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Policy Research Centers Grant Program (PRC)

A Policy Research Center (PRC) is defined to have the analytical capacity to either perform policy analysis across multiple sets of public policy issues or have a specialized capacity in a single policy area. A center may reside in a single institution or be a collaborative effort across multiple institutions. These centers will conduct research and education programs that are objective, operationally independent, and external to the Federal Government and that concern the effect of public policies and trade agreements on the following areas: (1) The farm and agricultural sectors (including commodities, livestock, dairy, and specialty crops); (2) the environment; (3) rural families, households, and economies; and (4) consumers, food, and nutrition.

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
  • Independent School Districts
  • Individuals
  • Native American Tribal Govts (Federally Recognized)
  • Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Applications may be submitted by State agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, private organizations, corporations, and individuals (7 U.S.C. 3155).

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) January 5, 2012
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    February 13, 2012
    Estimated Total Program Funding $3,840,000.00
    Range of Awards $450,000.00 to $960,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Bradley Rein P.E.
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-FAPR-003632
    CFDA Number 10.200
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