**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.**

The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. The OREI is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research, education and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning by delivering practical research-based information. Projects should plan to deliver applied production information to producers. Fieldwork must be done on certified organic land or on land in transition to organic certification, as appropriate to project goals and objectives. Refer to the USDA National Organic Program for organic production standards.

The amount available for OREI in FY 2023 is approximately $44,000,000. A 100% match is required.

Range of Awards: $5,000 - $3,500,000
Percent of Applicants Funded: 26%

Application Deadline: April 13, 2023 5:00 P.M. Eastern

Announcement: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/organic-agriculture-research-extension-initiative