United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
United States Department of Agriculture
Message from State Director, VT EPSCoR, Judith Van Houten:
The USDA has announced RFAs in five "Challenge Areas" of 1. Childhood Obesity Prevention; 2. Climate Change; 3.
Global Food Security; 4. Food Safety; 5. Sustainable Bioenergy. Each RFA has multiple grant opportunities of
varying size. We provide below details about the Sustianable Bioenergy applications, but there are similar details
in the RFAs for each of the other challenge areas. Links to the PDFs of all the RFAs can be found below.
Note that these RFAs are for all states and investigators but that within each competition there will be funds
for EPSCoR states. Vermont is a USDA EPSCoR state, as are New Hampshire and Maine. This information is
relevant because some of the grant mechanisms require regional partners. VT EPSCoR can expedite the process
of finding regional partners. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about regional
Best of luck with your applications.
Judith Van Houten
Vermont State EPSCoR Director
The following RFAs are currently available for FY 2010