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.

The Hatch Act of 1887 (Multistate Research Fund)

The purpose of Hatch Act funding is to conduct agricultural research programs at State Agricultural Experiment Stations in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Insular Areas. The specific purpose of Hatch MRF funding is to conduct research by institutions within a State and by institutions in multiple States to solve problems that concern more than one State.

Financial Capability

Too many people experience financial crisis because of inadequate savings, too much debt, and poor planning. The overall goal of financial capability is for people to acquire the knowledge, skills, and motivation to build financial security.