FY 2018 Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Request for Pre-Application (RFA) is now available

The FY 2018 Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Request for Pre-Application (RFA) is now available for public viewing.

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/specialty-crop-research-initiative-scri.

Grants.gov Page: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297651. This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFPA) and the application package.

Request for Applications (RFA): National Indoor Environments Program: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Indoor Environments Division (IED) has posted a new RFA (EPA-OAR-ORIA-17-02) here, www.epa.gov/grants/air-grants-and-funding, and here, www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290725.

EPA expects to make between 10 and 20 awards. The selected indoor environments projects will be funded in the amount of $2–4 million annually, for up to 3 years (2018–2020).

U.S. EPA Cooperative Agreements for the period 2018–2020

Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-OAR-ORIA-17-02

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Webinar announcement – AFRI Foundational

Webinar Announcement

June 16, 2016 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Plant Health and Production and Plant Products (PHPPP)

FY 2016 Request for Applications

Program Priorities, Deadlines and Contact Information

The conference begins at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on June 16, 2016; you may join 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: http://ems7.intellor.com/login/705525

Step 2: Instructions for connecting to conference audio will then be presented on your computer

You will be connected to the conference with the AT&T Connect Web Participant Application – there is no software download or installation required.

If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 using 0741669# or Find an Alternate Number

If you need technical assistance, call the AT&T Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.

USDA NIFA asks commodity groups to inform grants programs

Official commodity groups could have a process to propose ideas and priorities to the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). These ideas and priorities would go into NIFA requests for applications (RFAs). The commodity groups would contribute funds to NIFA to pay for ideas and priorities that were added and recommended for funding.

NIFA will hold an informational webinar on Thursday, August 6, at 2:30 p.m. (EST) for its partners and other interested parties. For webinar access and call-in information, http://nifa.usda.gov/commodity-boards.

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IR-4 RFA has been released

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4).  The primary goal of the IR-4 program is to provide safe, effective and economical pest management solutions for growers of minor/specialty crops.  NIFA anticipates funding five projects:  one to establish a national headquarters and four to establish geographically-based regional IR-4 centers. Continue reading