**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

This program area priority is designed to rapidly deploy strategies and fill knowledge and information gaps to protect the nation’s food and agricultural supply chains, from production through consumption, during and after extreme weather and disasters.

All applicants must directly address effects associated with an extreme weather event or disaster that has occurred. Applications must address one or more of the following emphasis areas:

  • Agroecosystem Resilience
  • Agricultural Commodity and Nutrition Security
  • Health, Well-Being, and Safety

This priority area seeks applications that focus on critical and urgent solutions in rapid response to extreme weather and disaster impacts on the nation’s food and agricultural systems and that clearly describe short-term deliverables (within 3 months of award receipt), including a plan for their adoption/use.

Grant types are as follows:

  • Standard, FASE (Strengthening Standard): Extension or Integrated (research and extension), Letter of Intent must be submitted within 14 days of an extreme weather event and disaster. Standard and Strengthening Standard awards are for no more than $300,000 per project, and project duration is 12 months. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
  • Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP): Extension projects only. A Coordinated Agricultural Project is a large-scale multi-million-dollar project to promote collaboration, open communication, and the exchange of information; reduce duplication of effort; and coordinate activities among individuals, institutions, states, and regions. The CAP award is for $3,000,000, and the project duration is 24 months. Applicants applying to coordinate this extension response grant program must have the capacity to promptly accept and review proposals, award projects for rapid initiation at subaward institutions, and provide post-award management including project oversight and reporting. The application deadline is included in the FY2022 AFRI RFA.

Application Deadline: For Standard Grants and Strengthening Standard Grants, a Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted within 14 calendar days after an extreme weather event or disaster; a response with a decision from NIFA will be sent within 14 calendar days after submission. The application deadline is within 21 calendar days after LOI decision response. For the CAP Grant, always refer to the current RFA for the application deadline. 

Announcementhttps://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/programs/agriculture-food-research-initiative-afri/rapid-response-extreme-weather-events-across-food-agriculture-systems-a1712