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Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - National Integrated Food Safety Initiative





General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-GRANTS-101304-001
Posted Date: Oct 13, 2004
Original Due Date for Applications: Dec 17, 2004
For special emphasis grants only, letters of intent are due November 17, 2004. See RFA for more information about these grants.
Current Due Date for Applications: Dec 17, 2004
For special emphasis grants only, letters of intent are due November 17, 2004. See RFA for more information about these grants.
Archive Date:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Food and Nutrition
Health
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,600,000.00
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000.00
Award Floor: $600,000.00
CFDA Number: 10.303 -- Integrated Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Eligible Applicants

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) are eligible to submit applications for this program. For the purposes of this program, the terms “college” and “university” mean an educational institution in any state which (1) admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate; (2) is legally authorized within such state to provide a program of education beyond secondary education; (3) provides an educational program for which a bachelor’s degree or any other higher degree is awarded; (4) is a public or other nonprofit institution; and (5) is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association. Applications also may be submitted by 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. A research foundation maintained by a college or university is not eligible to receive an award under this program.

Agency Name

Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Office of Extramural Programs

Description

CSREES requests applications for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program – National Integrated Food Safety Initiative for fiscal year 2005 to support integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address food safety priorities in the United States.
The purpose of the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative is to support food safety projects that demonstrate an integrated approach to solving problems in applied food safety research, education, or extension. The National Integrated Food Safety Initiative requests integrated research, education, and extension applications that address a broad spectrum of food safety concerns – from on-farm production, post-harvest processing, and distribution, to food selection, preparation, and consumption. Various models for integration of applied research, education, and extension will be considered for funding. Applications describing multi-state, multi-institutional, multidisciplinary, and multifunctional activities (and combinations thereof) are encouraged. Applicants are strongly encouraged to assemble project teams that include those with expertise in research, extension, and/or education. All members of the project team should be involved in the development and writing of the application. For tips on developing integrated grant applications, applicants may visit http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/food/pdfs/tipsheet.pdf on the web.
The National Integrated Food Safety Initiative creates opportunities for new collaborations between individuals and institutions in an effort to address problems in new ways and/or improve communication with high risk, under-served, or hard-to-reach audiences. In order to fully realize these potential benefits, CSREES strongly encourages applicants to develop applications describing integrated activities that include collaboration with 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-serving institutions, and/or other institutions that serve high risk, under-served, or hard-to-reach populations. Collaborations with local, state, and/or Federal governments, professional associations, public or private organizations, and/or international entities are also strongly encouraged.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to address at least two of the three functional areas of research, education, and extension (i.e., research and extension, research and education, or extension and education).

Link to Full Announcement

For the entire Request for Applications document, including mailing addresses and contact information, forms, etc. click on this link.

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

CSREES, USDA, Webmaster, Phone use e-mail address, Email webmaster@csrees.usda.gov CSREES, USDA

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