AFRI Foundational: Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Foundational Program | Weed Science

This program area supports research on healthy agroecosystems and their underlying natural resources that are essential to the sustained long-term production of agricultural goods and services. Agroecosystems may include crop production systems, animal production systems, and pasture, range and forest lands that are actively managed to provide economic, societal and environmental benefits for individuals, communities, and society at large. Projects funded through this program area contribute use-inspired foundational knowledge needed for sustainable production of agroecosystems while retaining needed ecosystem services.

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, 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: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Other Due Date: 
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Agroecosystem Management: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Cover Crops for Bioenergy and Biobased Products: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Socioeconomic Implications and Public Policy Challenges of Bioenergy and Bioproducts Market Development and Expansion : Thursday, July 21, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Effie Baldwin
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: 
$15,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.