These include farm and ranch production efficiency, profitability, and sustainability; bioenergy and bio-based products; forestry; aquaculture; rural communities and entrepreneurship; human nutrition; mitigating impacts of biotic and abiotic constraints on food production; food safety; mitigating food waste and food loss; physical and social sciences; rural human ecology; development of circular/regenerative economies, and genetic improvement of plant and animals. In addition, the economic sustainability of food systems is an overarching priority for the projects funded in response to this Request for Applications (RFA); therefore, projects focusing on plant or animal species or commodities that are important to underserved communities, farmers, ranchers, or small- or medium-sized farms or ranches are also encouraged.
This RFA solicits Standard Grants and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants, whereas project types solicited in this RFA are Research, Extension and Integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects. Grant types and project types solicited vary by program area priority and not all grant types are solicited within each program area priority. See Part I § C (Program Area Descriptions) for grant and project types solicited by each specific program area priority at https://www.nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2023-05/FY23-AFRI-EWD-RFA-F.pdf#page=10, and Part II § C for a description of each individual grant type and project type at https://www.nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2023-05/FY23-AFRI-EWD-RFA-F.pdf#page=30.
Applications are solicited in the following six Program Area Priorities:
For Purpose and Priorities, see https://www.nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2023-05/FY23-AFRI-EWD-RFA-F.pdf#page=12
Estimated Total Program Funding: