NIFA is back and open for business! We thank you for your patience during the lapse in appropriations. It has not been easy for our grantees, but we are committed to resuming normal operations as soon as possible. Thank you also for your strong support for our employees. They are truly dedicated to you, and while we are operating under a three week continuing resolution, we will work hard to get back to business as usual.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in 2018 made investments in research, education and extension projects that will result in transformative discoveries to address significant agricultural and rural challenges in the United States.
Previous years of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Retirement Contributions Program Request for Applications (RFA) are kept for historical records.
Previous years of the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) Retirement Contributions Program Request for Applications (RFA) are kept for historical records.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces six awards to help military veterans pursue farming and ranching careers. Grants are made through NIFA’s Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program (AgVets).