AFRI Foundational: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Foundational Program | Weed Science | AFRI Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area

Notice:

The application package for this funding opportunity has been updated. If you downloaded the application package for this funding opportunity from www.grants.gov before May 22, 2017, you MUST download and use the new application package. Using the old application package will result in an error message (“OPP_EXIST_ERROR FATAL”) preventing submission. This only affects the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Foundational Program, Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area, and Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area Requests for Applications.


Plant protection, plant production and the development of new plant products are critical to the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture and the success and growth of the nation's economy. Future improvements will require an increased understanding of complex, inter-related factors at a wide range of scales. These include investigations of plant biology at molecular, cellular and whole-plant levels as well as innovative and environmentally sound approaches to improve plants and protect them from biotic and abiotic stresses. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities in the Plant Health and Production and Plant 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. Eligibility may differ based on project types. See Plant Health and Production and Plant Products Program Area in the current AFRI Foundational Program RFA for the requested project types. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Foundational Program RFA for eligibility requirements. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Other Due Date: 
Foundational Knowledge of Agricultural Production Systems: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Physiology of Agricultural Plants: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Pollinator Health: Research and Application: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Liang-Shiou Lin
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006351
CFDA number: 
10.310
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$44,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards: 
$0 - $1,000,000