Recent Funding Opportunities – Quick Summary

Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program

The purpose of the Smith-Lever Special Needs grant program is to support scientific programs that support public needs to help before, during and after emergency situations.

Offered by: USDA NIFA
Deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Who May Apply: Applications may be submitted with the approval of Extension Directors of 1862 Land-grant Institutions in the 50 states, American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Percent of Applications Funded: 80%
Award Potential: $0 to $150,000
More details are available here.

Methyl Bromide Transition Program

The Methyl Bromide Transition Program supports commercial-scale research on methods, technologies, systems and strategies for controlling pests that have been successfully managed with methyl bromide. Outreach efforts that will support adoption should be included in proposed projects.

Offered by: USDA NIFA
Deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Who May Apply: 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
Percent of Applications Funded: 33%
Award Potential: $0 to $500,000
More details are available here.

Crop Protection and Pest Management

The Crop Protection and Pest Management program funds efforts to solve challenges related to managing pests at any level: state, regional or national. Projects should seek to improve management and control while using integrated, diverse strategies.
Offered by: USDA NIFA
Deadline: Monday, March 15, 2021
Who May Apply: 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Other or Additional Information (see full description for details)
Percent of Applications Funded: Unknown
Award Potential: $200,000 to $900,000
More details are available here.

Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC)

The Supplemental and Alternative Crops grant opportunity funds projects that support canola grown for oil and industrial hemp grown for value added products.

Offered by USDA NIFA
Deadline: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Who May Apply: Applications may only be submitted by colleges and universities, other federal agencies and private sector entities

Percent of Applications Funded: 50%
Award Potential: $0 to $225,000
More details are available here.

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