$150M Goes for Nutrition Projects, Educational Outreach

Agency: Agriculture Dept. (USDA) Nat’l Institute of Food & Agriculture; Program: Agriculture & Food Research Initiative (AFRI): Foundational Program (CFDA Number: 10.310, Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006351); Eligibility: Universities, nonprofits (with or without 501(c)(3) status), tribes and for-profits, including small businesses; Funding: $150 million for multiple awards up to $500,000 each (match not required); Deadline: Sept. 30, 2018.

Summary: Applicants must include educational outreach to youth groups, like the 4-H or Future Farmers of America. AFRI awards grants addressing key agriculture problems of national, regional and multi-state importance. Priority for Foundational Program grants goes to projects that focus on food safety, health and nutrition, including childhood obesity. Projects must include a youth-based outreach element. Priority goes to projects to improve the way K-12 teachers present food and agricultural sciences in their classrooms.

Info: https://goo.gl/Z9BgdH (NOFA) electronic@nifa.usda.gov or NIFA Help Desk Phone: 202-401-5048 Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm ET, excluding federal holidays.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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