AFRI Foundational: Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
USDA, NIFA
Description: 

Deadline passed as of August 31, 2016. Deadline for 2017 unknown. This AFRI Foundational Program Area of Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC) supports projects involving rigorous research and analysis that improves the sustainability of agricultural and related activities in rural areas, protects the environment, enhances quality of life, and alleviates poverty. Topical issues include, but are not limited to, the interactions between agriculture, environment and communities in rural areas; demographic changes and impacts; consumer preferences or behavior; decision-making under uncertainty; market structure and performance; policy design and impact; or agricultures impact on the environment. The AERC Program Area primarily supports social and behavioral science disciplines such as economics, sociology, political science, history, geography and others. Interdisciplinary efforts involving social and nonsocial science disciplines are also invited. Domestic and international partnerships that leverage resources and are mutually beneficial to the applicant, other U.S. states, or other countries are encouraged.

Category: 
sustainability, poverty, agriculture, environment, rural communities
Funding Amount: 
Award amount varies. Total program funding $17,000,000.
Matching Funds: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Native American Tribal Organizations, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments, see announcement for details.