USDA will host a webinar on Thursday November 17, 2016, from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time, to discuss the request for application to two NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) organic grant programs:
2017 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI): $18 million available to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Applications are due January 19, 2017.
2016 Organic Transitions (ORG): 2017 RFA not published $3.8 million may be available to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. Applications are due TBD, 2017.
Please click on the links above for a detailed description of the programs, eligibility requirements, and application processes.
The webinar will include a brief description of the two programs followed by a Q & A session.
To join the meeting:
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Conference Number(s): 1-888-844-9904
Participant Code: 5359772
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