Request for Application (RFA) Schedule

The schedule below shows anticipated dates of publication for upcoming FY 2017 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 Lisa Read (DePaolo), by email at or phone at (202) 731-1366.
RFA Title Anticipated Month of Publication
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants January 2017
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)  January 2017
Potato Research January 2017
Supplemental and Alternative Crops - Canola January 2017
SBIR Phase II January 2017
Alaska and Hawaiian Native-Serving Institutions January 2017
AgrAbility January 2017
1890 Facilities Grant Program  January 2017
Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification January 2017
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge (SPECA) Grants Program January 2017
Resident Instruction Grants for Insular Areas Program January 2017
Distance Education Grants for Insular Areas Program January 2017
Tribal Research (TCRGP) January 2017
Federally Recognized Tribes Extension - FRTEP January 2017
Crop Protection and Pest Management January 2017
Methyl Bromide Transitions (MBT) January 2017
1890 Capacity Building Programs (Teaching, Research, and Extension) January 2017
Higher Education Challenge Grants January 2017
Farm Business and Benchmarking Program January 2017
Rural Health and Safety Education January 2017    
Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) February 2017
Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants February 2017
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects February 2017
RREA-National  Focus Fund Program February 2017
Alfalfa and Forage Research February 2017
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Women and Minorities in STEM - WAMS) March 2017
Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program component of SCRI Pre-application April 2017
Veterinary Services Grant Program April 2017
Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program May 2017
National Needs Graduate Fellowships Program July 2017
Multicultural Scholars July 2017