Factsheets

Frequently Asked Questions for the NSF/USDA-NIFA Joint Solicitation Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems

Frequently Asked Questions for the NSF/USDA-NIFA Joint Solicitation: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems

Veterinary Services Grant Program Fact Sheet

The Agricultural Act of 2014 authorized the establishment of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP; Veterinary Services Grant Program) as a companion to the Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP; Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program) to incentivize service in veterinarian shortage situations. VSGP expands on the educational loan repayments offered under the VMLRP by offering competitive grant funding to bolster national food supply veterinary capacity and infrastructure needs.

4-H Healthy Living Resources

​Providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that promote optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being for youth and their families is critical to reversing the rising issues of obesity, diabetes, and other childhood diseases and issues that plague our country. This series of fact sheets provide a context for 4-H's work in healthy living.

Measures to Minimize Swine Influenza Transmission

Influenza can spread wherever animals or people congregate, and agricultural fairs are no exception. These resources identify ways that fair management and fair exhibitors can keep both humans and animals healthy and safe during these popular public events.

Office of Information Technology Factsheet

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for information technology applications, operations, policy, and training.

Vulnerable Population Team Members

4-H National Headquarters is leading the effort to expand access to meaningful positive youth development opportunities, engaging the expertise of the Extension, land-grant universities and its faculty, educators and researchers. This document outlines the vulnerable population teams and champions involved.

Grants Overview

NIFA provides resources that may be helpful tools in obtaining a basic understanding of grants and cooperative agreements. The information provided in this resource may be of particular interest to those that do not have Federal financial assistance experience.

Division of Youth and 4-H

The Division of Youth and 4-H (DY4-H) strengthens and promotes healthy youth development to give young people the capacity to act as responsible citizens and agents of community change. By understanding the complex experiences that youth face and promoting high quality youth leadership development, DY4-H helps youth meet the challenges of adolescence and transition to adulthood.

4-H Youth Development Program

4-H offers a youth development experience for youth ages 5-19. 4-H encourages youth to reach their full potential through working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

Implementation of the 4-H Program

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 created the Cooperative Extension Service as a partnership between USDA, the land-grant university (LGU) system and local governments. This unique federal-state-local partnership has worked effectively for more than 100 years. 4-H youth development is an important part of the total Cooperative Extension System’s educational program.