USDA Announces Grants for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the USDA awarded $9 million in grants to develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in 12 states and Puerto Rico. The grants are funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the flagship competitive grant program authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill.
Centers of Excellence Implementation for NIFA Competitive Grant Programs
The following fact sheet has been developed to share with our stakeholders. It describes NIFA’s fiscal year 2015 implementation of the Center of Excellence provision from the 2014 Farm Bill.
NIFA Peer Review Process for Competitive Grant Applications
NIFA reviews all proposals accepted in the individual competitive programs through the peer review process.
FCS Leaders Contact
Family and Consumer Sciences Contact List (Updated November 2011)
New Matching Requirements for Competitive Grant Awards
The Agricultural Act of 2014 added a new requirement for financial matching of some NIFA competitive grants awards.
State Extension Service Directors and Administrators Directory
State Extension Service Directors and Administrators Directory - December 2014
Food and Fitness Community - New York City
Advocate for healthier options in local food stores; work in partnership with store owners, youth and youth organizations, WIC programs, schools, and economic development organizations to increase healthy food availability in stores.
Food and Fitness Community - Massachusetts
Project Vision: To create and sustain a more healthy and vibrant Holyoke through the development of programs, policies, community leadership and advocacy.
Food and Fitness Community - California
The HOPE Collaborative envisions vibrant Oakland neighborhoods that provide equitable access to affordable, healthy, locally grown food; safe and inviting places for physical activity and play; sustainable, successful local economies—all to the benefit of the families and youth living in those neighborhoods.
Charters: The Key to Official Recognition
4-H Charters, either in certificate or letter form, issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and signed by the Secretary of Agriculture’s designated representative are the only documents that officially recognize a 4-H Club and authorizes its use of the 4-H Name and Emblem for the conduct of 4-H Youth Development programs. The official 4-H Charter, issued by USDA, is obtained from the 4-H National Headquarters—USDA in two formats: certificate version (most widely used), and a letter version.