Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area | AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area | AFRI Food Security Challenge Area | Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics Programs | Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics | Plant Health and Production and Plant Products Program Area

Notice:

The application package for this funding opportunity grant program 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.

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on multidisciplinary systems approaches, which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems. The long-term goal of this program is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and availability of safe and nutritious food while significantly reducing water use and preserving water quality. The projects are expected to transform how abundant, safe, and nutritious food is produced, processed, distributed, and consumed within the limits of available water from traditional and non-traditional sources. Applications are invited from eligible entities to submit integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects in two specific grant types: Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAP) and Strengthening (Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement) CAP grants — see Water for Food Production Systems 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), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility: 
Note: This RFA invites only integrated projects to apply. Please see Part III, A. of the current AFRI Water for Food Production Systems RFA for more specific eligibility requirements for integrated projects. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Other Due Date: 
Letter of Intent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
AFRI Water for Food Production Team
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006304
CFDA number: 
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
Read the Abstracts
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$34,000,000
Percent of Applications Funded: 
0%
Range of Awards: 
$0 - $5,200,000