Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program: National Integrated Food Safety Initiative

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Federal Grant Title: Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program: National Integrated Food Safety Initiative
Federal Agency Name: CSREES
Grant Categories: Education Science and Technology Health Food and Nutrition
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-CSREES-ICGP-000244
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.303
CFDA Descriptions: Integrated Programs
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2007 For special emphasis grants only, letters of intent are due December 8, 2006. See RFA for more information about these grants.
Posted Date: Oct 17, 2006
Creation Date: Mar 22, 2007
Archive Date: Mar 22, 2007
Total Program Funding: $12,900,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $600,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Grant Description
CSREES requests applications for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program-National Integrated Food Safety Initiative for fiscal year 2007 to support integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address food safety priorities in the United States. The purpose of the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative is to support food safety projects that demonstrate an integrated approach to solving problems in applied food safety research, education, or extension. The National Integrated Food Safety Initiative requests integrated research, education, and extension applications that address a broad spectrum of food safety concerns from on-farm production, post-harvest processing, and distribution, to food selection, preparation, and consumption. Various models for integration of applied research, education, and extension will be considered for funding. Applications describing multi-state, multi-institutional, multidisciplinary, and multifunctional activities (and combinations thereof) are encouraged. Applicants are strongly encouraged to assemble project teams that include those with expertise in research, extension, and/or education. All members of the project team should be involved in the development and writing of the application. For tips on developing integrated grant applications, applicants may visit http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/food/pdfs/tipsheet.pdf on the web. The National Integrated Food Safety Initiative creates opportunities for new collaborations between individuals and institutions in an effort to address problems in new ways and/or improve communication with high risk, under-served, or hard-to-reach audiences. In order to fully realize these potential benefits, CSREES strongly encourages applicants to develop applications describing integrated activities that include collaboration with 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and/or other institutions that serve high risk, under-served, or hard-to-reach populations. Collaborations with local, state, and/or Federal governments, professional associations, public or private organizations, and/or international entities are also strongly encouraged. Applicants are strongly encouraged to address at least two of the three functional areas of research, education, and extension (i.e., research and extension, research and education, or extension and education).
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) are eligible to submit applications for this program. For the purposes of this program, the terms "college" and "university" mean an educational institution in any state which (1) admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate; (2) is legally authorized within such state to provide a program of education beyond secondary education; (3) provides an educational program for which a bachelor's degree or any other higher degree is awarded; (4) is a public or other nonprofit institution; and (5) is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association. Applications also may be submitted by 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. A research foundation maintained by a college or university is not eligible to receive an award under this program.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program-National Integrated Food Safety Initiative
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/food_safety.html
Grant Announcement Contact
Jan Singleton
National Program Leader
Phone 202-401-1954 jsingleton@csrees.usda.gov For questions regarding this RFA.
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