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.

2020 Capacity Budget Requirement Draft Implementation Documents available for review and comment!

NIFA OGFM is seeking feedback and comments from land-grant institution stakeholders on its proposed guidance related to implementation of the requirement to submit budgets with 2020 capacity proposals.

2020 Capacity Budget Resource page

Acknowledgement of Funding

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].


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, time and effort reporting, and other administrative and fiscal issues.

Information about funding levels under the temporary FY 2018 Continuing Resolution (CR).

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

Plan of Work Redesign: Institutional Profile

Institutional Profile is the result of the recent Plan of Work (POW) redesign effort. The Institutional Profile module is available for FY 2020 Plan of Work reporting activities and subsequent reporting fiscal years.

The current POW system will be available for completing all FY 2018 and FY 2019 POW reporting activities.

Please visit Plan of Work (POW) and REEport Integration: Institutional Profile for more information on the new Plan of Work known as the Institutional Profile. The new POW is part of an ongoing collaborative effort to work together with land-grant university (LGU) partners to find innovative solutions for meeting the legislative requirements of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Educational Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA), improve data quality, and lessen reporting burden.


Reporting Contacts:

Plan of Work (POW)
  • For FY 2018 and FY 2019 POW plans and accomplishment reporting:

Planning, Accountability and Reporting Staff (PARS)

  • For FY 2020 POW reporting (Institutional Profile):

  • Research, Extension, and Education Project Online Reporting Tool (REEport) Reporting:

Planning, Accountability and Reporting Staff (PARS)

Fiscal/Administrative Contacts:

Brenda Barnett
Branch Chief/Capacity Grants
Awards Management Division (AMD)
Fax number: 202-690-3002

Allison Owens
Team Leader/Capacity Grants
Awards Management Division (AMD)
fax number: 202-690-3002

Program Type:
Grant Program

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