Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project

The summary for the Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project 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 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 U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project: Responses to the teleconference hosted on June 16, 2011 can be accessed via NIFA's website at Teleconference - In order to answer questions that you may have concerning this RFA and the pending project, we will be hosting a teleconference on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm (eastern time). For those unable to participate in the call, we will distribute a summary of the questions and the information provided shortly thereafter. You may also e-mail Mike McGirr at, in advance, any questions that you would like us to address during the call. To participate in the teleconference, please call toll-free 800-769-9389; the passcode is 7713122.On behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Foreign Agricultural Service, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces the availability of funds and requests applications for the Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project (AAEP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. NIFA is requesting applications from U.S. land-grant universities to assist Afghanistans Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) as they attempt to deliver more effective, demand-driven extension services to producers and other rural clientele in selected areas of the country. The project will focus on professional development training for extension staff, primarily at the provincial and district levels, in order to increase extensions ability to meet farmers needs and ultimately build public confidence in MAILs capacity to provide critical services. Anticipated results of the project include a cadre of extension staff with the technical expertise and appropriate methodologies to effectively extend information and knowledge; increased public accessibility to, and use of, government extension services; development of extension training modules and educational materials based on high-priority needs; targeted agricultural universities, vocational high schools, and technical institutes with increased capacity to prepare future extension personnel; improved services for women working in the agricultural sector; and a pluralistic approach to extension that responds to farmers needs for research-based technologies, builds upon the innovations of Afghanistan farmers, and promotes coordination among the various entities providing extension-related services.In FY 2011, approximately $14 million is available for support of this program. All funds related to this project must be expended, and all activities must be completed, no later than September 30, 2014.
Federal Grant Title: Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture Education Food and Nutrition
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-EXCA-003453
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.324
CFDA Descriptions: Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project (AAEP)
Current Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2011
Posted Date: Jun 01, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 23, 2011
Archive Date: Aug 14, 2011
Total Program Funding: $14,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Only land-grant institutions are eligible to receive AAEP awards. Eligible land-grant institutions include all 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions. All consortia members must be land-grant institutions. The lead institution and consortium members may subcontract to organizations/institutions not eligible to apply provided such organizations/institutions are necessary for the conduct of the project.
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