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.

AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area

The AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area focuses on addressing critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality, and others in an agricultural context.

The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) is a nationally competitive opportunity for qualified veterinarians to reduce their educational debt by agreeing to provide professional veterinary services for three years in designated, high priority, veterinary food supply shortage situations throughout the US and its insular areas.

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.

AgrAbility

AgrAbility provides education, assistance, and support to farmers with disabilities engaged in production agriculture, helping them and their families maintain optimal production and experience enhanced quality of life.