Request for Application (RFA) Schedule

The listed schedule shows anticipated dates of publication for upcoming FY 2018 RFAs.

NIFA does not guarantee that the RFAs will publish by these dates. This schedule is for informational purposes only and will be updated on a biweekly basis. Questions about this list may be addressed to Niktina Lewis, by email at or phone at (202) 401-4248.

RFA Title Anticipated Month of Publication
FY 2017 Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program November 2017
Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG) November 2017
Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase II November 2017
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) November 2017
1890 Capacity Building Programs (Teaching, Research, and Extension) (CBG) November 2017
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants November 2017
Organic Transitions (ORG) November 2017
DOE/NIFA Joint Plant Feedstock November 2017
Organic Agriculture Research & Extension Initiative (OREI) November 2017
AgrAbility November 2017
Tribal Research (TCRGP) November 2017
1890 Facilities Grant Program November 2017
MBT (Methyl Bromide Transition) November 2017
Resident Instruction Grants for Insular Areas Program November 2017
Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program (NLGCA) December 2017
Alaska and Hawaiian Native-Serving Institutions December 2017
Higher Education Challenge Grants (HEC) December 2017
Supplemental and Alternative Crops - Canola (SACC) December 2017
Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) December 2017
Farm Business and Benchmarking Program (FBMB) December 2017
AFRI - Foundational December 2017
AFRI - Education and Workforce December 2017
AFRI - Sustainable Agricultural Systems December 2017
Distance Education Grants for Insular Areas Program December 2017
New Veterinary Services Program (VSGP) December 2017
Risk Management Education (ARME) January 2018
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR-SCP) January 2018
Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification (YFSEC) January 2018
Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) January 2018
RREA-National Focus Fund Program January 2018
Aquaculture Research February 2018
Rural Health and Safety Education February 2018
Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program April 2018
Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program component of SCRI Pre-application April 2018
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Women and Minorities in STEM - WAMS) April 2018
Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants (SLSNCGP) April 2018
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge (SPECA) Grants Program April 2018
National Needs Graduate Fellowships Program August 2018
Multicultural Scholars August 2018