This timeline lays out the process behind the VMLRP program, and details the sequence and order of events.
|Fiscal Year 2019 Timeline|
|FY 2019 Designated Veterinarian Shortage Situations posted on NIFA website.|
|March 2019||FY 2019 Request for Applications (RFA) published (application period opens)|
|Application period closes April 12, 2019.
Recommendation period closes April 26, 2019.
|August 2019||Publication in the Federal Register of the Solicitation for FY 2020 Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nominations from State and Insular Area Animal Health Officials or Designees|
|September 2019||FY 2019 offers made to selected individual veterinarian applicants|
|October 2019||VMLRP FY2020 Shortage Situation Nominations application period opens|
|November 2019||Submission deadline for FY 2020 Shortage Situation nominations|