Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Sustainable Agriculture Program | Forests Programs | Air Quality Programs | Ecosystems Programs | Global Change and Climate Programs | Weed Science

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation's agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce the use of energy, nitrogen fertilizer, and water by ten percent and increase carbon sequestration by fifteen percent through resilient agriculture and forest production systems. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.

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: 
Please refer to Part III, A of the current Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change RFA for eligibility requirements. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Closing Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Other Due Date: 
Letter of Intent
The Letter of intent must be received at NIFA by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the dates indicated in the Program Area Descriptions beginning in Part I, C and in the format specified in Part IV, A.
| Application Deadline Dates
Full Applications must be received by Grants.gov by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the dates indicated in the Program Area Descriptions beginning in Part I, C.
Letter of Intent Due: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Nancy Cavallaro
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-005942
CFDA number: 
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
Read the Abstracts
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$8,400,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.