Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (RIIA)

Resident Instruction Grants (RIIA) and Distance Education Grants (DEG) for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas

The purpose of this program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Insular Area Institutions to carry out teaching and education programs within a broadly defined arena of food and agricultural sciences-related disciplines. By strengthening institutional educational capacities in instruction and curriculum and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning, NIFA intends that this program will help Insular Area Institutions meet their unique needs.  

Eligibility Details

More on Eligibility:
Eligible institutions include colleges/universities located in an Insular Area conducting teaching/extension programs in at least one discipline/area of food & agricultural sciences. Eligible public or state funded non-land-grant institutions must submit a letter signed by the institution's Authorized Representative certifying that it meets the requirements in this RFA. Land-grant institutions and others that have secured land-grant status through Federal legislation are automatically eligible.

Important Dates

Posted Date:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Closing Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Other Due Date:
June 14, 2017 for Resident Instruction Grants for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (RIIA) and June 15, 2017 for Agriculture and Food Sciences Facilities and Equipment (AGFEI) for land-grant colleges and universities in the Insular Areas.

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:
Joyce Parker, PhD
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
Funding Opportunity Number:
CFDA number:
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA:
application/pdf 16_RIIA RFA.pdf (233.22 KB)
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Matching is not required