Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area FY 2014 RFP

Purpose: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) which funds competitive grants for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension to address food and agricultural sciences. For FY 2014, it is anticipated that approximately $9 million will be made available to support new continuation and standard awards within the Childhood Obesity Prevention Area of AFRI. In the Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area, specific program areas are designed to achieve the long-term outcomes of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents.  A successful project will include all three functions of the agricultural knowledge system (i.e., research, education and extension) within a project, focused around a problem or issue.
Receipt Date: April 17, 2014 (Letter of Intent)
June 19, 2014 (Application Deadline)
Total Awards: $9,000,000
Eligibility: Eligibility is linked to the project type. See RFP for more information.
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