Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area

Program:
AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy Challenge Area | Bioeconomy, Bioenergy, & Bioproducts (B3) Programs

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) Challenge Area is designed to achieve the long term goal of advancing bioeconomy by facilitating development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy, industrial chemicals, and biobased products from renewable sources and building a strong workforce, increasing stakeholder engagement, and informing policy makers. In FY 2017, this Challenge Area is soliciting applications in two priority areas: 1) Lignin or nano-cellulosic co-products from biomass feedstocks; and 2) Biomass feedstock genetic development and evaluation. Applications are invited from eligible entities to submit single-function Research projects, multi-function integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants (see Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area 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, Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments, 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 Program Area Priorities in the current AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area RFA for the requested project types. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area for more specific eligibility requirements. Note that restrictions apply to integrated project applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date:
Monday, April 17, 2017
Closing Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Other Due Date:
Lignin or Nano-cellulosic Co-Products from Biomass Feedstocks: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this program area priority
| Biomass Feedstock Genetic Development and Evaluation: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this program area priority

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:
William Goldner
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number:
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006352
CFDA number:
10.310
Estimated Total Program Funding:
$9,600,000
Percent of Applications Funded:
0%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards:
$0 - $1,000,000