AFRI Food Security RFA has been released

The FY 2013 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food Security RFA was released March 18, 2013.

It includes two program areas, both of which may be of interest to pest managers:

1)      Reducing Crop and Livestock Losses

2)      Food Security Conference or Workshop

Deadlines include:

Letter of Intent:  Monday, April 29, 2013

Applications must be received by by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Funding Opportunity Number:  USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004192

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: This page includes links to the request for applications (RFA), the NIFA Application Guide, the application package, and abstracts of funded projects. Synopsis Page:;jsessionid=ff43RH4S2yG8162qWByQJvvslJKrb2g9fFJgx9ZwCGTHvGZYFfkC!1762381823?oppId=227414&mode=VIEW. This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package. Application Package:  This page links to the application instructions and the application package.

If you have any questions related to content, contact the Contact Center:

Email:, Phone: Toll Free: 1-800-518-4726, 24 hour support, excluding Federal holidays.

Useful Links:

NIFA Grant Application Information:; Help:

Specific questions pertaining to technical matters may be directed to the appropriate Program Area Contacts:

Reducing Crop Losses (Plant Disease, Insects, and Weeds)
Robert Hedberg  – (202) 720-5384;

Reducing Livestock Losses (Animal Disease and Parasites)
Margo Holland – (202) 401-5044;

Conferences and Workshops
Robbin Shoemaker – (202) 720-5468;

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