Critical Issues: Emerging and New Animal Pests and Diseases Program

The summary for the Critical Issues: Emerging and New Animal Pests and Diseases Program Federal Grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which is the government agency that is offering this grant.
Federal Grant Title: Critical Issues: Emerging and New Animal Pests and Diseases Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture Disaster Prevention and Relief Environment Food and Nutrition Health Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-OP-003416
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.200
CFDA Descriptions: Grants for Agricultural Research, Special Research Grants
Current Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2011
Posted Date: Mar 11, 2011
Creation Date: Mar 11, 2011
Archive Date: May 25, 2011
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Grant Description
The program is designed to provide one-time seed funding to help initiate work requiring immediate attention until other longer-term resources can be secured to address the issue. Priority will be given to proposals which are staffed by collaborative teams who document their experience in making optimal use of existing local, regional, and national capabilities and capacities; and demonstrate their experience in conducting time-critical research, however all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. NIFA anticipates soliciting proposals several times this fiscal year to address specific new or emerging issues. Applications are being solicited for the Development of new knowledge leading to improved vaccine(s) and molecular diagnostic methods for control and detection of infection with Brucella species, especially in elk populations, in the Greater Yellowstone Area.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Applications may be submitted by State agricultural experiment stations, land-grant colleges and universities, research foundations established by land-grant colleges and universities, colleges and universities receiving funds under the Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a et seq.) McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act, and accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine for the purpose of facilitating or expanding ongoing State-Federal food and agricultural research programs that: (i) promote excellence in research on a regional and national level; (ii) promote the development of regional research centers; (iii) promote the research partnership between the Department of Agriculture, colleges and universities, research foundations, and State agricultural experiment stations for regional research efforts; and (iv) facilitate coordination and cooperation of research among States through regional research grants. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project. An applicant's failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/critical_issues.html
Grant Announcement Contact
NIFA Help Desk Phone: 202-401-5048 Business hours are M-F, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST, excluding Federal holidays

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