Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

Agriculture

 
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Schools, Institutions to Expand Agricultural Education

The program supports agriscience and agribusiness education. Goals include: (1) strengthening K-12 and college and university agriculture education to ensure a qualified agricultural sciences workforce; and (2) promoting linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary and higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences to encourage advanced degree completion.

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Grantees to Address Pest Issues

The program addresses high priority issues related to pests and their management using comprehensive approaches at the state, regional and national levels. Projects should offer approaches that focus on increasing food security and are economically viable, environmentally sound and will help protect human health.

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States to Implement SNAP Framework

The program support states in preventing SNAP recipient fraud through using the procedures outlined in the SNAP Fraud Framework. Successful applications will specifically incorporate one or more of these procedures in their proposals. SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

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Initiatives to Combat Rural Opioid Epidemic

The DLT program improves access to education, training and healthcare resources for people in rural areas. This competition will help rural communities address the opioid epidemic through distance learning and telemedicine initiatives focusing on treatment, prevention and recovery.

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Rural Broadband Account Maintains Funding

These funds go to ensure rural communities have broadband services to foster economic growth and enhance educational, health care and public safety services. Applicants from extremely rural areas will receive preference.

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Distance Learning Proposals Due May 15

These grants improve access to education, training and healthcare resources for people in rural areas. The DLT Program provides financial assistance to encourage and improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks and related advanced technologies to be used by students, teachers, medical professionals and rural residents.

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Database to Improve Farm Management

The program provides funds to: (1) improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and (2) establish and maintain a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management.

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Research to Sustain Organic Systems

The program supports research to improve the efficiency and sustainability of conventional and organic forage production systems. Forage is plant material that livestock graze or that is cut and fed to them. AFRP encourages projects that establish multi-disciplinary networks to address priority national or regional science needs of the forage industry.

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States to Explore Agricultural Opportunities

FSMIP enables states to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. marketing system.

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Projects to Strengthen Agricultural Sciences

The program supports projects that strengthen teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Applicants must focus on NIFA priority areas, including food security/safety and childhood obesity prevention.

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