Agriculture Food and Research Initiative: Food Safety Challenge Area

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 8, 2014 (Thursday)
Award AmountUp to $ 5,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Food and Nutrition
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Eligibility is linked to the project type. All project types are described beginning in Part II, C.

Program Description

This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. This requires an understanding of the interdependencies of human, animal, and ecosystem health as it pertains to foodborne pathogens. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce foodborne illnesses and deaths by improving the safety of the food supply, which will result in reduced impacts on public health and on our economy. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support single-function Research Projects and multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants that address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Food Safety RFA for details).

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-NIFA-AFRI-004434
Funding Opportunity TitleAgriculture Food and Research Initiative: Food Safety Challenge Area
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Food and Nutrition
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateJanuary 29, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateMay 8, 2014 (Thursday)
***Letters of Intent (LOI) are required by this program and must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on February 26, 2014.
Application Archive DateJune 7, 2014 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 11,000,000
Award AmountUp to $ 5,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Eligibility is linked to the project type. All project types are described beginning in Part II, C.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteAgriculture Food and Research Initiative: Food Safety Challenge Area
ContactOffice: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIFA Help Desk
Phone: 202-401-5048
Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

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