Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Safety

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Federal Grant Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Safety
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture Education Food and Nutrition Health Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003449
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.310
CFDA Descriptions: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
Current Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2011 Letter of Intent Due Date: July 5, 2011.
Original Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2011
Posted Date: May 25, 2011
Creation Date: May 25, 2011
Archive Date: Nov 10, 2011
Total Program Funding: $7,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $7,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Grant Description
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) flagship competitive grant program and was established under section 7406 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). AFRI supports work in six priority areas: plant health and production and plant products; animal health and production and animal products; food safety, nutrition, and health; renewable energy, natural resources, and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agriculture economics and rural communities. In FY 2011, AFRI is soliciting applications through seven Requests for Applications (RFA). One RFA calls for research projects addressing the above six priority areas. Additional RFAs further address AFRI priority areas in five societal challenge areas. The five challenge area RFAs are: Childhood Obesity Prevention; Climate Change; Food Safety; Global Food Security; and Sustainable Bioenergy. These RFAs will support research, education, and extension to achieve significant, measurable outcomes. NIFA will also release a single, separate NIFA Fellowships Grant Program RFA to fund pre- and postdoctoral fellowship grants in the Spring of 2011. This RFA addresses Food Safety.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Individuals - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative makes awards under two legislative authorities with different eligibilities. Depending on Program Area Priorities and Project Type, the authority used and hence eligibility, may be different within a particular Program. Please check the Program Area Descriptions (beginning in Part I, C) and the Eligibility Information section (Part III, A) for specific information. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants. If you are unsure of your eligibility contact the Program Area Contact listed for clarification before applying. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/afri.html
Grant Announcement Contact
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