Acknowledgment of USDA Support by NIFA

Proper acknowledgment of your USDA-NIFA funding in published manuscripts, presentations, press releases, and other communications is critical for the success of our agency’s programs.

When acknowledging USDA support in accordance with 2 CFR Part 415, grantees must use the following acknowledgment for all competitive projects or initiatives supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA):
 
"This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number XXX-XXXXX-XXXXX."
 
When acknowledging USDA support for capacity grants, use the following language:
 

"This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, [insert project type, e.g. Hatch/Evans-Allen/McIntire Stennis project] under [insert accession number]."

Whenever practical, NIFA also expects that grantees use NIFA’s official identifier in publications, posters, websites and presentations resulting from their award. This identifier can be found at http://nifa.usda.gov/resource/official-nifa-identifier.
 
In addition, all publications and other materials, except scientific articles or papers published in scientific journals, must contain the following statement:
 
"Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture."
 

Press Announcements and Media Interviews

Recommended awards should not be announced in any manner by a grantee until approval is obtained by NIFA’s communication office. This applies to press releases, newsletters, and press interviews, web or social media postings.  In many cases, the Secretary of Agriculture may want to personally announce the award.
 
NIFA grant awardees are requested to coordinate all public announcements with NIFA’s Communication Staff. Simultaneous announcement by NIFA and the grantee are preferred.
 
The awardee is responsible for acknowledging NIFA support during news media interviews that discuss work supported by NIFA.