Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program - Pre-Applications

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 14th, 2024
Close Date
March 28th, 2024
Total Funding
$21,487,790.00
Award Ceiling
$15,000,000.00
Award Floor
$500,000.00
Expected No. Awards
7
Opportunity No.
USDA-NIFA-SCRI-010556

Agency

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Agriculture

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Mandatory

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is offering a grant opportunity titled "Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program - Pre-Applications". This grant aims to address priorities identified by the Citrus Disease Sub-committee (CDS) of the National Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The program seeks to provide solutions to U.S. citrus growers by integrating research and extension activities and using systems-based, trans-disciplinary approaches. The main goals of the Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension (ECDRE) program are to combat Huanglongbing (HLB) and its disease complex, transition from component-focused research to deploying research outcomes on farms, and encourage research teams to find grower solutions to combat and prevent HLB infection. The program emphasizes collaboration, open communication, and the exchange of information to accelerate the application of scientific discovery and technology to farm-level solutions for HLB. Pre-applications for the ECDRE program can be submitted by Federal agencies, national laboratories, colleges and universities, research institutions and organizations, private organizations or corporations, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, Cooperative Extension Services, individuals, or groups consisting of two or more of these entities. Duplicate or multiple submissions with the same lead Principal Investigator (PI) are not allowed, but an applicant may act as a Co-PI on multiple unique submissions as well as submit a single unique application as the Lead PI in the same fiscal year. The grant has an award ceiling of $15,000,000 and an award floor of $500,000. The estimated total program funding is $21,487,790, and it is expected that seven awards will be granted. The closing date for pre-applications is March 28, 2024. For more information and to access the pre-application, interested parties can visit the following website: Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program - Pre-Applications. For any questions related to preparing application content, applicants can contact NIFA Support at grantapplicationquestions@usda.gov. Business hours for support are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, except federal holidays.

Description

NIFA requests pre-applications for the ECDRE program to address priorities identified by the Citrus Disease Sub-committee (CDS) of the National Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board through projects that integrate research and extension activities and use systems-based, trans-disciplinary approaches to provide solutions to U.S. citrus growers. The overarching goals and desired outcomes for the ECDRE program are:To combat Huanglongbing (HLB) and its disease complex in order to continue to be able to farm citrus in a financially sustainable way through collaborative approaches and knowledge;Transition from component-focused research to deploying research outcomes and conclusions on farms; andEncourage research teams to bring knowledge together to find grower solutions to combat and prevent HLB infection. The ECDRE program will address these needs through the promotion of collaboration, open communication, the exchange of information, and the development of resources that accelerate application of scientific discovery and technology to farm-level solutions for HLB.Proposals funded by the ECDRE program in FY 2024 will provide a plan for addressing one or more of the nine priority needs (priorities listed in order of importance) to target grower needs with a focus on producer implementation.

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