Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

Program: 
Organic Agriculture Program | Ecosystems Programs | Global Change and Climate Programs | Water Programs | Aquaculture | Manure & Nutrient Management Programs | Animal Reproduction | Horticulture Programs | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Sustainable Agriculture Program

The OREI seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. The OREI is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research, education and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning by delivering practical research-based information. Projects should plan to deliver applied production information to producers. Fieldwork must be done on certified organic land or on land in transition to organic certification, as appropriate to project goals and objectives. Refer to the USDA National Organic Program (http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop) for organic production standards.

Eligibility Details

More Information on Eligibility: 
The following entities are eligible: 1. State agricultural experiment stations; 2. colleges and universities; 3. university research foundations; 4. other research institutions and organizations; 5. Federal agencies; 6. national laboratories; 7. private organizations or corporations; 8. individuals who are United States citizens or nationals; or 9. any group consisting of 2 or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (1) through (8).

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Other Due Date: 
Notification of Intent: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Mathieu Ngouajio
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-ICGP-004960
CFDA number: 
10.307
Relevant Documents: 
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Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$17,500,000
Percent of Applications Funded: 
24%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
100%
Range of Awards: 
$0 -