Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Agriculture Challenge Area

Program:
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area | Water Programs | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs

This AFRI Challenge Area addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Funding will be used to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision makers, public and private managers, and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. The long-term goal of the AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area is to tackle critical water issues by developing both regional systems for the sustainable use and reuse, flow and management of water, and at the watershed and farm scales, water issues focused on production and environmental sustainability efforts. Project types supported within this Challenge area are multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural 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, 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

Important Dates

Posted Date:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Closing Date:
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:
James P. Dobrowolski
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number:
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-005822
CFDA number:
10.310
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
$10,700,000
Percent of Applications Funded:
0%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.