The USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are designed to help institutions develop competitive projects and to attract new scientists and educators into careers in high-priority areas of national need in agriculture, food, and environmental sciences.

The eligibility for the AFRI and EPSCoR programs is based on a three year rolling average. For FY 2017, Alabama is NOT eligible to participate in the USDA EPSCoR Program.

However, additional opportunities for funding are available through the USDA.  The following link directs to the AFRI Request for Applications website.  Alabama institutions have successfully competed for USDA funding over the past few years and information on successful applications can be found here.