NIFA announces three new funding opportunities

NIFA Announces $1.8 Million for Research on Next Generation Pesticides

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $1.8 million in available funding to research new, environmentally friendly pesticides and innovative tools and strategies to replace an older treatment, methyl bromide. Funding is made through NIFA’s Methyl Bromide Transition Program. Read the full announcement here.

NIFA Announces $320,000 in Funding for Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $320,000 in funding to develop and deliver educational programs that equip at-risk youth with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives. The funding is made available through the Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR SCP) grant, which is funded through section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, administered by NIFA, and authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the full announcement here.

NIFA Announces Nearly $770,000 for Canola Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of up to $766,000 for fundamental and applied research to help develop and share new commercial canola varieties and products, and expand the crop’s growing regions. This funding is made available through NIFA’s Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive (SACC) grants program. Read the full announcement here.

NIFA invests in and advances innovative and transformative research, education and extension to solve societal challenges and ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. NIFA support for the best and brightest scientists and extension personnel have resulted in user-inspired, groundbreaking discoveries that combat childhood obesity, improve and sustain rural economic growth, address water availability issues, increase food production, find new sources of energy, mitigate climate variability, and ensure food safety.

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