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Grants to USA and territories cooperative extensions at qualifying colleges and universities for programs to improve agricultural production by farmworkers, farmers, and farm family members with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support projects that deliver education, networking, direct assistance, and marketing activities.
Applications may be submitted only by Cooperative Extension at 1862 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities including University of the District of Columbia, and 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, including the Central State University, Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University.
Grants may be used to initiate, expand, or sustain programs that:
The AgrAbility program supports rural communities in the United States by:
The AgrAbility program is aligned with the following FY2022–FY2026 USDA Strategic Goals:
NIFA is soliciting applications under the following AgrAbility program areas:
Addressing the specialized needs of AgrAbility customers, the program builds service capacity on national, regional, state, and local levels through education and networking. The program provides direct assistance to individuals with disabilities who engage in farming and farm-related occupations. The form of assistance for the AgrAbility customer is dependent on the immediate needs that may be inadequately addressed by health, farm, and government service providers. AgrAbility projects use marketing activities to direct the public to initiatives in AgrAbility-related education, networking, and assistance.
The AgrAbility program funds projects that deliver education, networking, direct assistance, and marketing activities. For more information, see https://www.nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2022-11/FY23-AgrAbility-RFA-508_0.pdf#page=7
Additional Geographic Information:Land grant institutions: https://agsci.psu.edu/diversity/awareness/resources/1994-1862-and-1890-land-grant-institutions/1890-land-grant-universities
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Number of Grants:
Estimated Size of Grant:
Grant Duration: 48 Months
The project period should begin approximately July 30, 2023.
Dr. Victoria Finkenstadt
Ms. Tiffany Woodson
Dr. Crystal Kyle
RFA or application questions: email@example.com
Awards under this RFA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone support: 1-800-518-4726 (US) or 1-606-545-5035
Email support: email@example.com
U.S. Postal Mailing Address:
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 419205, MS 10000
Kansas City, MO 64141-6205