Factsheets

NIFA Awards More Than $4 Million in Support of Nutrition Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on April 23, 2015 more than $4 million in research grants that seek to improve the functional role of food in human health and nutrition. These awards were made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

USDA Awards $3.8 Million in Grants for Nanotechnology Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on April 27, 2015 $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food security, nutrition, food safety, and environmental protection. The awards were made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

USDA Awards 21 Grants to Address Water Availability and Quality in Agriculture Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced April 7, 2015 that 21 grants totaling more than $10 million have been awarded to universities to support critical water problems in rural and agricultural watersheds across the United States. The awards were made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Water for Agriculture challenge area and the National Integrated Water Quality Program.

USDA Awards nearly $19 Million in Grants to Enhance Food Safety Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA ) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced March 31, 2015 funding awards totaling nearly $19 million to 36 grantees to ensure the availability of a safe and nutritious food supply while maintaining American agriculture competitiveness. NIFA made the awards through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

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