USDA Offers $4.7M for Childhood Obesity Research

2000px-US-DeptOfAgriculture-Seal2.svgAgency: Agriculture Dept-USDA (Nat’l Institute of Food & Agriculture); Program: Capacity Building for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) (CFDA Number: 10.326) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-NLGCA-005637); Eligibility: Public and private colleges and universities other than land-grant institutions (no match required); Funding: $4.7 million for multiple awards up to $750,000 each; Deadline: April 22.

Summary: Funding helps agricultural colleges conduct research into ways to improve childhood nutrition. Grants will assist NLGCAs in maintaining and expanding their capacity to conduct education, research and outreach activities relating to agriculture and renewable resources. Applications focusing on childhood obesity receive priority.

Info: or 202/401-5048.

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