Capacity Grants

NIFA provides support for research and extension activities at land-grant institutions through grants to the states on the basis of statutory formulas. Eligibility is limited to the cooperating institutions, most of which are 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions. NIFA capacity grants are subject to the same OMB Circulars and Department regulations, with the exceptions identified in the NIFA Regulations.

General Information


ALERT: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

For 1890 land-grant universities and 1862 land-grant universities in insular areas, NIFA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on November 13, 2017, to revise 7 CFR 3419 – Matching Funds Requirements for Agricultural Research and Extension Capacity Funds at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions and 1862 Land-Grant Institutions in Insular Areas.
For more information, including links to the NPRM and how to submit comments, please visit the 7 CFR 3419 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking resource page.


Proper acknowledgement of your public funding in published articles, manuscripts, dissertations, posters, presentations, inventions, patents, and press releases is critical for the success of the agency’s programs. Please use the following language to acknowledge NIFA support in such publications, as appropriate:  

This work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, [insert project type, e.g. Hatch/Evans-Allen/McIntire Stennis] project [insert accession number]. 

CAPACITY GRANT GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

This page contains information about capacity grant administrative and fiscal requirements that grantees can use in managing their grants. Find detailed information and resources on the equipment prior approval requirement for capacity grants.

Allocations and Matching

Data on the amount of funds awarded and matching requirements for 1862 and 1890 capacity grant recipients.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Capacity Award Terms and Conditions

Contacts:

Reporting Contact:

Plan of Work Reporting
Adam Preuter
POW & REEport Business Manager
Planning, Accountability, and Reporting Staff (PARS)
202-570-1779
pow@nifa.usda.gov 

Fiscal/Administrative Contacts:

Brenda Barnett
Branch Chief/Capacity Grants 
Awards Management Division (AMD)
202-401-6520
bbarnett@nifa.usda.gov
Fax number: 202-690-3002 
e-mail: formulagrantquestions@nifa.usda.gov

Allison Owens
Team Leader/Capacity Grants
Awards Management Division (AMD)
202-205-0118
aowens@nifa.usda.gov
fax number: 202-690-3002

Program Type:
Grant Program
Policy and Guidelines

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