Currently Open Grant Opportunities
- April 30, 2018
- AFRI Education and Workforce Development
USDA NIFA. The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Total funding: $24.1 million. Deadline: July 19, 2018.
- April 23, 2018
- AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems
USDA NIFA. Focuses on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the next 25 years. Projects should significantly improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities for expansion of the bioeconomy through novel animal, crop, and forest products and supporting technologies. Total funding: $80 million. Letter of intent due: June 27, 2018. Deadline: Oct. 10, 2018.
- April 17, 2018
- Citrus Disease Research and Extension
USDA NIFA. Supports research to combat citrus diseases and pests, and the dissemination and commercialization of relevant information, techniques, and technologies. Total funding: $21.7 million. Deadline: June 29, 2018.
- March 7, 2018
- Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
USDA AMS. Aims to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops—fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Total funding: $72.1 million. Deadline: May 24, 2018.
- April 11, 2017
- AFRI Foundational Program
USDA NIFA. Supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Total funding: $150.2 million. Deadline: varies by program.
- Conservation Stewardship Program
USDA NRCS. Encourages producers to address resource concerns by undertaking additional conservation activities and improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities. Deadline: Ongoing.
- Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS. Provides financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns. Includes Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) and Conservation Activity Plans (CAP). Deadline: Ongoing.