National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Funding and Resources

Open Funding Opportunities

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Mentoring at Risk and Rural Youth

Offers grant funding to 4-H programs to expand mentoring services for justice-involved youth, youth at-risk of juvenile justice involvement, and rural youth. Utilizes 4-H programming to promote healthy development and positive outcomes for the target population by reducing risk factors such as poor school attendance/performance and alcohol and substance use. Supports a range of mentoring approaches, including one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of approaches, and helps connect youth to mental health, tutoring, career guidance, coaching, and other services and supports.

Application Deadline: Aug 5, 2024
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Inactive Funding Opportunities

Many inactive programs are likely to be offered again. Grant deadlines are often short, and viewing inactive programs can give you a head start in applying next time.

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE) Inactive

Helps land-grant colleges and universities create community-based outreach and extension services to improve health and wellness in rural areas by offering reliable information on health, wellness, and safety to individuals and families.

Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2024
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Projects Inactive

Offers funding to land-grant colleges and universities to enhance the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for children, youth, and families. Seeks to provide programming and skills to meet their basic needs so they can lead positive, productive, and contributing lives. Aims to assemble resources from land-grant institutions and the Cooperative Extension Systems to provide at-risk individuals with educational programming.

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2024
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) Inactive

Grants funds to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Implements research, education, and extension initiatives that prepare K-12 students, which includes students in 2-year post-secondary programs, to enter STEM fields in higher education institutions. Aims to develop a qualified workforce in the areas of food and agriculture to improve economic opportunity in rural communities.

Application Deadline: Feb 9, 2024
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP) Inactive

Provides funding to enhance or expand existing farm to school initiatives and other food and agriculture experiential learning initiatives, especially in underserved and rural areas. Seeks to reduce food loss and waste, improve food quality and children's nutrition, and promote knowledge of agriculture by engaging schools directly with local and regional agricultural producers and other parts of the food system.

Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2023
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Inactive

Provides funding to establish 4 regional networks that connect individuals in farming, ranching, and other agricultural occupations to stress assistance programs. Strengthens coping skills and helps improve the quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and their families through programs that provide professional behavioral health counseling, outreach, information, resources, and referrals.

Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2020
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)