Announcements
Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation E-Newsletter - May 2020
Announcements

Included are details on upcoming rural events, information update from the CRRF Board, their Rural Insight Series, and more.

To view the newsletter, click here.

 
COSSA Washington Update May 2020
Announcements

Congress Considers New Funding Mechanisms to Fight COVID-19, NSF and National Academies Launch Social Science Network, New COPAFS Director Announced, and More.

Click here for more information.

 
Equipment Grant Program (EGP) Funding Opportunity
Announcements

Equipment Grant Program (EGP)

Funding opportunity for EGP. Image of laboratory equipment; courtesy of Getty Images.

Funding opportunity for EGP. Image of laboratory equipment; courtesy of Getty Images.

The Equipment Grant Program (EGP) serves to increase access to shared-use food and agricultural sciences’ special purpose equipment/instruments for applied research at institutions of higher education, including State Cooperative Extension Systems. EGP strengthens the quality and expands the scope of fundamental and applied research at eligible institutions, by providing opportunities to acquire one major piece of equipment/instruments that supports their research, training, and extension goals and may be too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NIFA grant programs. EGP does not support the acquisition of suites of equipment to outfit research laboratories /facilities or to conduct independent experiments simultaneously. Rather, it is intended to help fund items of equipment that will upgrade infrastructure. For more information read the EGP funding opportunity.

 
Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)
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Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)

Funding Opportunity for FRSAN program. Photo of rancher on a farm, courtesy of Getty Images.

Funding opportunity for FRSAN program. Photo of rancher on a farm, courtesy of Getty Images.

The Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program helps connect individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations, to stress assistance programs. This network offers support to farmers and ranchers in time of stress and acts as a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers, and their families. For more information read the FRSAN funding opportunity.

 
NIFA Invests in Rapid Response Research on COVID-19 Impacts on Agriculture
Announcements

NIFA Invests in Rapid Response Research on
COVID-19 Impacts on Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced that it is investing in research on the impact of COVID-19 on American agriculture. Last week, NIFA opened its request for applications on research or extension activities that focus on developing and deploying rapid, reliable, and readily adoptable COVID-19 agricultural strategies across the food and agriculture enterprise. Through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, NIFA will invest up to $9 million for research in the following areas: : health and security of livestock; food and food processing; well-being of farm workforce, food service providers, and rural Americans; and economic security. Applications are due June 4, 2020.
 
“Keeping the agricultural workforce healthy and our nation’s food supply safe is a top priority for USDA,” said Scott Angle, NIFA Director. “The entire country depends on the jobs that these agricultural workers do, from farm to fork, to ensure a robust agricultural food supply. The systems that our agricultural workforce manages and the products they produce literally sustain both our bodies and our nation’s economy.”
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