Request for Application (RFA) Schedule

The listed schedule shows anticipated dates of publication for upcoming FY 2018 RFAs.

NIFA does not guarantee that the RFAs will publish by these dates. This schedule is for informational purposes only and will be updated on a biweekly basis. Questions about this list may be addressed to Niktina Lewis, by email at or phone at (202) 401-4248.

RFA Title Anticipated Month of Publication
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants January 2018
DOE/NIFA Joint Plant Feedstock January 2018
AgrAbility January 2018
Tribal Research (TCRGP) January 2018
Resident Instruction Grants for Insular Areas Program January 2018
1890 Capacity Building Programs (Teaching, Research, and Extension) (CBG) January 2018
1890 Facilities Grant Program January 2018
Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program (NLGCA) January 2018
Alaska and Hawaiian Native-Serving Institutions January 2018
Higher Education Challenge Grants (HEC) January 2018
Supplemental and Alternative Crops - Canola (SACC) January 2018
Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) January 2018
Farm Business and Benchmarking Program (FBMB) January 2018
AFRI - Foundational January 2018
AFRI - Education and Workforce January 2017
AFRI - Sustainable Agricultural Systems January 2017
Distance Education Grants for Insular Areas Program January 2017
Risk Management Education (ARME) January 2018
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) January 2018
Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification (YFSEC) January 2018
Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) January 2018
RREA-National Focus Fund Program January 2018
Aquaculture Research February 2018
Rural Health and Safety Education February 2018
Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) February 2018
Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) March 2018
Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program April 2018
Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program component of SCRI Pre-application April 2018
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Women and Minorities in STEM - WAMS) April 2018
Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants (SLSNCGP) April 2018
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge (SPECA) Grants Program April 2018
National Needs Graduate Fellowships Program August 2018
Multicultural Scholars August 2018