Specialty Crop Research Initiative

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Specialty Crop Research Initiative: The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas:Research in plant breeding, genetics, genomics, and other methods to improve crop characteristicsEfforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to specialty crop pollinatorsEfforts to improve production efficiency, handling and processing, productivity, and profitability over the long term (including specialty crop policy and marketing)New innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripeningMethods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production efficiency, handling and processing of specialty crops
Federal Grant Title: Specialty Crop Research Initiative
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SCRI-008661
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.309
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: January 21st, 2022
Original Application Deadline: January 21st, 2022
Posted Date: November 3rd, 2021
Creation Date: November 3rd, 2021
Archive Date: February 20th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $80,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $10,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: November 3rd, 2021
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
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Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)
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