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Critical Issues: Emerging and New Plant and Animal Diseases

Post Date

July 14th 2010

Application Due Date

August 16th 2010

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Business and Commerce
Consumer Protection
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Food and Nutrition
Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Eligibility Categories

Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Private Institutions of Higher Education

Applications may be submitted by State agricultural experiment stations, land-grant colleges and universities, research foundations established by land-grant colleges and universities, colleges and universities receiving funds under the Act of October 10, 1962 (16 USC 582a et seq.) McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act, and accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine for the purpose of facilitating or expanding ongoing State-Federal food and agricultural research programs that: (i) promote excellence in research on a regional and national level; (ii) promote the development of regional research centers; (iii) promote the research partnership between the Department of Agriculture, colleges and universities, research foundations, and State agricultural experiment stations for regional research efforts; and (iv) facilitate coordination and cooperation of research among States through regional research grants. Please see full RFA for additional details.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $318000

Grant Description

This program is designed to provide one-time seed funding to help initiate work requiring immediate attention until other longer-term resources can be secured to address the issue. NIFA will be soliciting proposals on an as-needed basis during the year to address specific new or emerging issues. For this particular solicitation NIFA is requesting proposals that address specific aspects of the following animal pest and disease issue: Development and Dissemination of New Knowledge Supporting Radiological Incident Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for US Animal Agriculture, and Animal-Derived Food Production Infrastructures. Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate evidence of collaboration and communication with working groups and approved multi-state research committees, however all applicants qualified to conduct the research are encouraged to apply.

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, excluding Federal holidays

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