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  • Jodie Alexander

USDA Research Facilities Act Program: $1.9M in Funding Available – Due 04/04

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Research Facilities Act Program


USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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This program supports the construction, alteration, acquisition, modernization, renovation, and/or remodeling of a research facility. Proposals must enhance the institution’s long-term impact on food and agricultural research and build on careful strategic planning.

RFAP seeks to strengthen the quality and expand the scope of fundamental and applied research at eligible institutions by providing them with opportunities to assist in the construction, alteration, acquisition, modernization, renovation, and/or remodeling of the facility that supports their research and research training goals.

Activities might include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating infrastructure and sites

  • Conceptual planning and design for a newly constructed, restored, or rebuilt structure or place

  • Creating construction plans and schematics for the facility or site that is being built, restored, or rebuilt.

  • Building, restoring, or remodeling a facility or location.

  • Investing in and putting in permanent equipment for research monitoring and safeguarding samples and specimens.

  • Investing in and putting in essential building systems like electricity, climate control, security, life safety, lighting, utilities, telecommunications, and energy management.


Applications may be submitted by:

  1. 1994, 1862, and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions

  2. State Agricultural Experiment Stations

  3. Accredited school or college of veterinary medicine or State Agricultural Experiment Station that conducts animal health and disease research

  4. Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACU)

  5. Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) - Institutions satisfying the eligibility requirements for NLGCA designation.

  6. Insular Area Institutions-Institution of higher education

  7. Institutions eligible for "McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act"

  8. Other entities eligible to receive funds under a capacity and infrastructure program

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April 04, 2024

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