Official Documents & Guidelines

VMLRP Application Checklist

The VMLRP application checklists for new and renewal applications includes all major elements and forms that should be in a VLMRP application package. Applicants are encouraged to use the checklist applicable to ensure all elements of their application have been included prior to sending to NIFA by the application deadline. Review the Request for Applications (RFA) for information regarding deadlines, application form requirements, evaluation criteria and other information that is pertinent to the success of an application.

Affirmative Action Plan FY 2019

Affirmative Action Plan for the Recruitment, Hiring, Advancement, and Retention of Persons with Disabilities


Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Frequently Asked Questions

Equal Opportunity Staff Diversity and Inclusion Success Stories

Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) at the University of Florida, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee.

Equitable Distribution Training 2020

Equitable Distribution Training 2020

Limited English Proficiency Training 2020

Limited English Proficiency Training 2020

Civil Rights Review Process Overview

To provide land grant universities with a general overview of NIFA’s streamlined civil rights compliance review process, including: Authority, Purpose and Process; and Review Areas and Subcomponents.

NIFA Civil Rights Compliance Review Schedule

Civil rights compliance reviews are a tool to determine how benefits and services are delivered by NIFA-funded programs and activities.

Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) FAQs - 2021

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for NIFA's Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program - Funding Year 2021

NIFA-20-008 NIFA Coronavirus FAQs

This FAQ covers the most commonly asked questions about impacts of the COVID-19 emergency on USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grants. NIFA continues to evaluate options and flexibilities related to coronavirus impacts and will announce updates to this FAQ in the NIFA Update.