Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate
Program: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Sustainable Agriculture Program | Forests Programs | Air Quality Programs | Ecosystems Programs | Global Change and Climate Programs | Weed Science
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.
The AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate (RACC) Challenge Area focuses on sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. In FY 2017, the AFRI RACC Challenge Area will invest in one priority area, Climate, Land Use, and Land Management. Through these investments, NIFA will address the understanding of underlying processes, drivers and consequences of land use change, including biophysical and biogeochemical processes, climate feedbacks and environmental outcomes, and social, behavioral, economic and land use interaction. Applications for this Challenge Area will support multi-function Integrated Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants (see Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate (RACC) Challenge Area RFA for details).
Who Is Eligible to Apply:
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility:
Eligibility may differ based on the project types. See current Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate (RACC) Challenge area RFA for the requested project type. Please refer to Part III, A of the current RACC Challenge Area RFA for eligibility requirements. Note that restrictions apply to integrated applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.
Posted Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Other Due Date:
Climate, Land Use, and Land Management: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Letter of intent not required for this program area priority
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Previous fiscal year(s) RFA:
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Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards:
$0 - $1,200,000