Funding Opportunities

We are now posting new funding opportunities in a periodic e-mailed newsletter. Click the link below to sign up, and don’t forget to check the box next to “Funding Opportunities” to receive e-mails about new funding opportunities as they become available. You will receive an e-mail only when a new opportunity is posted.

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Below are some general links for other funding opportunities:

1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Strengthens teaching, research and extension programs in the food and agricultural sciences by building the institutional capacities of the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions. Total funding: ~$18 million/yr. Deadline: Winter.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Addresses key problems of national, regional, and multistate importance in sustaining all components of agriculture. See program synopsis for deadlines, and funding available in specific areas.

Alcoa Foundation Grants
Alcoa, Inc. Invests in meaningful and systemic improvements in environmental sustainability by supporting research, dialogue, standards, and actions.

Biopesticide and Organic Support Program
USDA IR-4 Program. Aims to further development and registration of biopesticides for use in pest management systems for specialty crops or for minor uses on major crops. Total funding: ~$400,000/yr. Deadline: Fall.

Biopesticide Demonstration Program
US EPA and USDA IR-4. Aims to reduce barriers to increased adoption of biopesticides nationally by funding field demonstrations of effective biopesticides within IPM systems.

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Supports the generation of new information that will assist federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms. Total funding: ~$5 million/yr. Deadline: Winter.

Conservation Stewardship Program
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Encourages producers to address resource concerns by undertaking additional conservation activities and improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities. Deadline: Continuous sign-up process.

Environmental Initiative Program
Laura Jane Musser Fund. Promotes public use of open space that improves a community’s quality of life and public health, while ensuring the protection of healthy, viable and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species. Deadline: Late winter.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
US Environmental Protection Agency. Supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. Total funding: ~$1 million/yr.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provides financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns. Includes Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) and Conservation Activity Plans (CAP).

EPA PestWise Grants
These grants fund projects that are exploring innovative practices, technologies and regulatory solutions to promote Integrated Pest Management (IPM) adoption.

Healthy Homes Technical Studies Program
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Aims to improve the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of methods for the evaluation and control of housing-related health and safety hazards. Particularly focused on children’s health. Total funding: ~$1.5-$3 million/yr. Deadline: Usually mid-fall.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Promotes and strengthens the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Total funding: ~$9 million/yr. Deadline: Usually mid-winter.

IPM Collaborative Research Support Program
US Agency for International Development (USAID). Develops and implements approaches to IPM that help raise the standard of living and improve the environment in countries around the world.

IPM Enhancement Grants
Southern Region IPM Center. Supports projects that promote the development and adoption of IPM, address or identify regional priorities, and benefit the southern region at large. Total funding: ~$300,000-$400,000/yr. Deadline: Early February.

Methyl Bromide Transitions Program
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Supports practical pest management alternatives to methyl bromide uses or minimize methyl bromide emissions for which the U.S. requests critical use exemptions. Total funding: ~$3 million/yr. Deadline: summer.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants
Numerous grant programs to sustain, restore, and enhance our nation’s fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Enhances the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Total funding: ~$19,000,000/yr. Deadline: Usually mid-winter.

Organic Initiative, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provides assistance for organic growers to implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns. Total funding: ~$50 million/yr. Deadline: Continuous, with periodic cutoff dates.

Organic Transitions Program (ORG)
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Supports research, extension, and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers and those who are adopting organic practices. Total funding: ~$4. 7 million/yr. Deadline: Usually mid-summer.

Pest Management Alternatives Program (PMAP)
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Supports the development and implementation of IPM practices, tactics and systems for specific pest problems while reducing human and environmental risks. Total funding: ~$1.4 million in 2011. Deadline: Usually late winter.

Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2) Partnership Grants
US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs. Advances partnerships that focus on pesticide risk management issues with a special focus on IPM approaches. Total funding: ~$500,000/yr. Deadline: Usually mid-spring.

Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Projects help control invasive weeds, mainly through the collaboration of public/private partnerships. Deadline: Usually summer.

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Grants
Several programs: Farmer Grants, Partnership Grants, Sustainable Community Grants, Graduate Students Grants, Professional Development Grants, Research and Education Grants, Agroecosystems Research Grants, and support for conferences and workshops.

Southern Regional IPM (S-RIPM) Grants
USDA, Southern Region IPM Center. Research, extension and evaluation grants supporting the development of new IPM tactics, systems or educational delivery of IPM. Funding for evaluation of IPM is also available.

Specialty Crop Block Grants
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. Aims to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops (fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture, flowers). Many projects involve grants to market locally grown foods.

Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Addresses critical needs of the specialty crop industry through multifunctional research and extension activities. Total funding: ~$47 million /yr. Deadline: Usually early winter.

Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Goal is to significantly increase canola crop production and/or acreage by developing and testing of superior germplasm, methods of planting, cultivation, harvesting; then transfer new knowledge via Extension. Total funding: ~$800,000/yr.

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