Specialty Crop Research Initiative/Citrus Disease Research and Extension (SCRI/CDRE)

Program: 
Horticulture Programs | Specialty Crop Research Initiative

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE) is authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642) to award grants to eligible entities to conduct research and extension activities, technical assistance and development activities to: (a) combat citrus diseases and pests, both domestic and invasive and including huanglongbing and the Asian citrus psyllid, which pose imminent harm to United States citrus production and threaten the future viability of the citrus industry; and (b) provide support for the dissemination and commercialization of relevant information, techniques, and technologies discovered pursuant to research and extension activities funded through SCRI/CDRE and other research and extension projects targeting problems caused by citrus production diseases and invasive pests.

Eligibility Details

More Information on Eligibility: 
Applications may be submitted by Federal agencies, national laboratories, colleges and universities, research institutions and organizations, private organizations or corporations, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, Cooperative Extension Services, individuals, or groups consisting of two or more of these entities.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 14, 2015
Other Due Date: 
Stakeholder Relevance Statements: Monday, June 1, 2015

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Thomas (Tom) Bewick
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-SCRI-005035
CFDA number: 
10.309
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$23,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
100%