Funding Opportunities for the Western Region
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Announces FY 2010 RFA for the Integrated Pest Management Crops at Risk (CAR), Risk Avoidance and Mitigation (RAMP), and Methyl Bromide Transitions (MBT) Competitive Grants Programs (Deadline is March 22, 2010)
From: Kathy Kimble-Day
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 6:07 AM
To: Integrated Pest Management Coordinators -- USDA, EPA, Private Industry, and University Contacts
Subject: CAR/RAMP/MBT RFA Released
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce
the release of the FY 2010 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Integrated
Pest Management: Crops at Risk, Risk Avoidance and Mitigation, and Methyl
Bromide Transitions Competitive Grants Programs. These integrated pest
management programs are designed to support integrated, multifunctional/multidisciplinary
agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address
complex pest management priorities in the United States agriculture.
Link to Request for Applications:
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/methyl_bro_integrated.html. There you will find the RFA in both text and PDF versions, links to the program pages, information on applying electronically, and FAQs.
Application Information in Grants.gov:
https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/UpdateOffer?id=16012. This is a direct link to the application instructions and the application package.
Program synopsis in Grant.gov:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=W1psLYchq2l1hJL0b3TcTg3zQvFwPxXFPH01sdz2R229QllSvd7f!-1179711943?oppId=51286&mode=VIEW. There you will find a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application instructions and the application package.
Deadline: Applications must be received in Grants.gov by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for funding. The agency strongly encourages applicants to submit applications well before the deadline to allow time for correction of technical errors identified by Grants.gov.
Please note: It has recently come to our attention that some applicants have experienced difficulty when trying to enter information into block 4.b. of the R&R Other Project Information form if they check 'yes' in block 4.a. We are looking into having this corrected; however, if you experience this problem, please save the form, close out of the package, and then open it up, again. You should then be able to enter information into block 4.b.
If you have questions regarding the RFA, please contact:
Crops at Risk: Dr. Rick Meyer, email@example.com or (202) 401-4891.
Risk Avoidance and Mitigation: Dr. Robert Nowierski, firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 401-4900.
Methyl Bromide Transitions: Dr. William Hoffman, email@example.com or (202) 401-1112.
If you have questions regarding the application packet, contact the
NIFA Help Desk:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (202) 401-5048, business hours are M-F, 7:00 am - 5 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays.
If you have any questions related to Grants.gov content, contact the
Grants.gov Contact Center:
Email: email@example.com, Phone: Toll Free: 1-800-518-4726, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays.
Note: It is suggested that for immediate assistance call Grants.gov, rather than email.