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.

Insular Areas

This page is a one-stop place for insular area land-grant recipients to find information of particular interest to insular areas, including webinars, contacts, resources, grantsmanship resources, REEport links, program links, and the competitive RFA's which insular areas are eligible.

AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative's Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program area promotes the sustainable supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food and other agricultural products, while enhancing economic opportunities and improving the long-term health and well-being of all Americans.

Global Change and Climate Programs

One of the most pressing issues facing plant and animal producers today is the ever-changing conditions and impacts of climate variability. Another critical issue is the need for scientific information that producers can use to plan and make decisions to ensure economic viability while facing these challenges. NIFA-supported global change and climate projects are addressing these issues through research, extension, and education activities.

Capacity Grantee Resources

This page contains information about capacity grant requirements that grantees can use in managing their grants.

Weed Science

NIFA supports research and extension projects designed to provide answers to the many challenges weedy plants pose for agricultural production and managed properties in residential and urban areas.