Equal Opportunity Staff Factsheet
The Equal Opportunity Staff (EOS) provides leadership in planning, developing, and coordinating implementation of the intent of federal nondiscrimination laws and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) equal opportunity policy.
Planning, Accountability, and Reporting Staff Factsheet
The Planning, Accountability and Reporting Staff (PARS) provides leadership to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in strategic planning, performance measurement, and evaluation.
NIFA Fact Sheet
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is the extramural funding agency within USDA's Research, Education, and Economics mission area. NIFA invests in and advances agricultural research, education, and extension to help solve national challenges in agriculture, food, the environment, and communities. Working with scientists and researchers around the country, NIFA also makes vital contributions to science policy decision-making, often in collaboration with other federal agencies. NIFA employs the peer review process for competitive grant programs, where panels comprised of scientists and other subject matter experts review proposals.