Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Obesity Prevention & Healthy Weight Programs | Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Centers of Excellence (RNECE)

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in U.S. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity, and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. The long-term goal of this Challenge Area is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents ages 2–19 years or any subset of this age range. Applications to this Challenge Area will support multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. See Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area RFA for details.
 

Eligibility 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)
More Information on Eligibility: 
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Eligibility may differ based on Program Area. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Deirdra Chester, Ph.D., RDN
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006346
CFDA number: 
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
Read the Abstracts
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$6,300,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards: 
$0 - $2,500,000