Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE)

The summary for the Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) 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 Economic Research Service, which is the government agency that is offering this grant.
Federal Grant Title: Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE)
Federal Agency Name: Economic Research Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture Food and Nutrition Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RIDGE2010001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.255
CFDA Descriptions: Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economic (RIDGE)
Current Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2009
Posted Date: Jul 09, 2009
Creation Date: Jul 09, 2009
Archive Date: Oct 15, 2009
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Grant Description
The Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) of USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) announces the recompetition of the grants that fund partner institutions to administer the Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program.The competition (1) provides renewed focus on economic aspects of food and nutrition assistance research, (2) stimulates new and innovative research on domestic food and nutrition assistance issues, (3) further broadens the network of social scientists who collaborate in expanding the understanding of the economic, nutrition, and health outcomes of participation in USDA's food assistance programs as well as the issues surrounding program implementation and delivery, and (4) achieves cost savings through consolidation of RIDGE Centers from the previous five institutions to two institutions.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ap/ap038/dbgen.htm
Grant Announcement Contact
David Smallwood Deputy Dir for Food Asst. Res. Phone 202-694-5466

email: [dsmallwd@ers.usda.gov]
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