Specialty Crop Research Initiative Pre-Applications

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Funding Opportunity ID: 319398
Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SCRI-006810
Opportunity Title: Specialty Crop Research Initiative Pre-Applications
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.309
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Pre-applications may only be submitted by Federal agencies, national laboratories, colleges and universities, research institutions and organizations, private organizations or corporations, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, Cooperative Extension Services, individuals, or groups consisting of two or more of these entities.
Agency Code: USDA-NIFA
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Posted Date: Aug 12, 2019
Close Date: Oct 15, 2019
Last Updated Date: Aug 12, 2019
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $80,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 0
Description: The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas:Research in plant breeding, genetics, genomics, and other methods to improve crop characteristicsEfforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to specialty crop pollinatorsEfforts to improve production efficiency, handling and processing, productivity, and profitability over the long term (including specialty crop policy and marketing)New innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripeningMethods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production efficiency,handling and processing of specialty crops.
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