AFRI Foundational: Animal Health and Production and Animal Products

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Foundational Program | Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation | Animal Health | Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics | Animal Well-Being | Animal Reproduction | Animal & Plant Biosecurity | Aquaculture

Animal production and health play critical roles in the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture. They contribute significantly to the nations economy, global food production and food security. Our competitiveness depends on understanding the critical biological and physical mechanisms underlying nutrition, growth, reproduction, and health in livestock, poultry, equine, and aquacultured species. Research at the genetic, genomic, molecular, cellular and organ systems levels is essential. Animal production and health play a critical role in the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture. We need to expand our knowledge using basic and applied research to reduce production and health costs, enhance nutritional quality of animal products, and minimize environmental impacts. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities in the Animal Health and Production and Animal Products area (see Foundational Program RFA for details).

Eligibility Details

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, Individuals, Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, Small Business, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility: 
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Foundational Program RFA for eligibility requirements.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Other Due Date: 
Animal Reproduction: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Animal Well-Being: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Animal Health and Disease: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Tools and Resources - Animal Breeding, Genetics and Genomics: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Tools and Resources - Immune Reagents for Agricultural Animals: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Mark A. Mirando
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-005843
CFDA number: 
10.310
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$31,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.