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Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program

Post Date

April 1st 2010

Application Due Date

May 6th 2010

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Food and Nutrition
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


Applications may be submitted by colleges and universities, other Federal agencies, and private sector entities. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project. An applicant’s failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $210000

Grant Description

The Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program (SACC) supports the significant increase of canola crop acreage by the development and testing of superior germplasm, methods of planting, cultivation, harvesting, processing, and transfer of such applied research from experimental sites to on farm practice as soon as practicable. FY 2010 funding will support projects that focus primarily on field production, including, but not limited to, genetic improvement. Biodiesel/bio-products, blackleg disease, health and nutrition, input cost reduction, pod shattering, and winter canola productions systems have been identified as high priority research areas for FY 2010. Priority will be given to applications that provide evidence of multi-state cooperation with a minimum of three state cooperators and to applications that utilize existing expertise and resources of the Agricultural Research Service, and the land-grant colleges and universities in this field of research.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Agriculture

  • Office:

    National Institute of Food and Agriculture

  • Agency Contact:

    NIFA Help Desk
    Phone: 202-401-5048
    Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET.

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    Help Desk

  • Agency Email Address:

  • More Information:

    Supplemental and Alternative Crops RFA

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