Alfalfa and Forage Research Program

Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. Proposals submitted to AFRP should address one or more of the following priorities: (1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through better nutrient, water and/or pest management; (2) Improving persistence of alfalfa stands by lessening biotic or abiotic stresses; (3) Improving alfalfa forage and seed harvesting and storage systems to optimize economic returns; (4) Improving estimates of alfalfa forage quality as an animal feed to increase forage usage in animal feeds; and/or (5) Breeding to address biotic and abiotic stresses that impact forage yield and persistence and the production of seed for propagation.

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply: 
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Individuals, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility: 
Applications may only be submitted by (1) State agricultural experiment stations; (2) Colleges and universities; (3) University research foundations; (4) Other research institutions and organizations; (5) Federal agencies; (6) National laboratories; (7) Private organizations or corporations; (8) Individuals who are United States citizens or nationals; or (9) A group consisting of two or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (1) through (8).

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Jeffrey Steiner
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-OP-006285
CFDA number: 
10.330
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
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Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$1,900,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
100 percent (%) match required
Range of Awards: 
$0 - $250,000