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USDA AFRI Stakeholder Meetings/ Webinars and Comment Opportunity

NIFA will host a series of seven webinars during March and April. These program-specific webinars will focus on the AFRI Challenge Areas, Fellows Grant, and Foundational Program. The date and time for each webinar will be posted to the AFRI Frequently Asked Questions/ Webinars page: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/afri/afri_faq_webinars.html. Visit the Federal Register Notice for the full announcement and additional details.

NIFA Capacity Building Grants for NLGCA Institutions

NIFA is implementing a newly funded competitive grants program called the Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) Institutions Program. NIFA is designated to act on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in soliciting public comments and stakeholder input from interested parties regarding the development of the Capacity Building Grants for NLGCA Institutions Program. The meeting is March 25, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Waterfront Centre, Room 1410-D, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 800 9th Street, SW., Washington, DC. All comments must be received by close of business on March 19, 2012. Contact Tamia Powell, telephone 202-720–1973 or fax 202-720–2030, for more information. The Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders Regarding the Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Institutions Program notice was published in the Federal Register on February 1.

Solicitation of Input on Extension IPM Competitive Grants Program

The Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordination and Support Program (EIPM–CS) is among the Extension programs funded under Section 7403 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–246) (FCEA) amended section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)). It provides the opportunity for 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University to compete for section 3(d) funds. Section 7417 of FCEA also provided the University of the District of Columbia the opportunity to compete for section 3(d) funds. NIFA is designated to act on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in soliciting public comment from interested persons regarding the future design and implementation of this program. The public meeting will be held in Nashville Meeting Room, Memphis Marriott Downtown Hotel, 250 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103, telephone 888-557–8740 (toll-free in USA); 901-527–7300 (outside USA) on Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Central time. All comments not otherwise presented or submitted for the record at the meeting must be submitted by close of business Wednesday, May 2, 2012, to assure consideration in the next RFA. Contact Elizabeth Ley, telephone: 202-401–6195; fax: 202-401–1794; or email: newEIPM@nifa.usda.gov for more information. The Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders Regarding the Smith-Lever 3(d) Extension Integrated Pest Management Competitive Grants Program notice was published in the Federal Register on February 1.

 

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