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ARCHIVE AFRI Foundational: Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment, AFRI

Agroecosystems includes crop production systems, animal production systems, and pasture, range, and forest lands that are actively managed to provide economic, societal, and environmental benefits for individuals, communities, and society at large. Sustainable management of agroecosystems requires improved understanding of interactions among physical, chemical, and biological processes and their response to changing conditions. It also requires scientific knowledge that integrates the complex interactions between management practices and natural processes in order to anticipate and avoid critical thresholds of irreversible damage or loss. This program anticipates funding projects that reflect diverse spatial and temporal scales across geographic diversity. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities of the Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment area (see Foundational Program RFA for details).

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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, 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 on Eligibility:
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Foundational Program RFA for eligibility requirements. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.
Posted Date:
Monday, December 23, 2013
Closing Date:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
Other Due Date:
Friday, January 23, 2015
Funding Opportunity Number:
10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
CFDA number:
Letter of Intent Due:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Percent of Applications Funded:
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards:
$0 - $500,000