Programs

NIFA programs are the mechanism by which we pursue our mission to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. Some programs administer funding and offer leadership while others focus on national leadership and collaboration. For more information on a particular program, use the site’s search tool.

Health and Wellness

The health and wellness portfolio focuses on promoting health, preventing chronic disease, eliminating disparities, and building a culture of health across the nation.

Supplemental Nutrition Education Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed is a federal/state partnership that supports nutrition education for persons eligible for the SNAP Benefits. SNAP-Ed is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). NIFA facilitates communication and provides programmatic leadership to Land-Grant University partners.

Hunger & Food Security Programs

NIFA addresses hunger and food security through research, education, and extension work within the Land-Grant University System; through federally funded state nutrition education programs; through grant programs for private nonprofits to address community food security issues; and through partnerships across USDA.

Nutrition Programs

A healthy, nourished population depends on strong research and education programs in human nutrition. NIFA partners with the Cooperative Extension System to deliver community-based nutrition education programs. NIFA also sponsors nutrition-related research. NIFA Nutrition Programs provide policymakers with the knowledge to make appropriate policies for our citizens.