CSREES requests applications for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) for fiscal year (FY) 2004 to develop research, education, and extension projects aimed at improving the quality of water resources in agricultural watersheds across the Nation. In FY 2004, CSREES anticipates that approximately $9.2 million will be available for support of the program areas outlined in this Request for Applications.
The goal of the NIWQP is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of our Nation's surface water and groundwater resources through research, education, and extension activities. Projects funded through this program will facilitate achieving this goal by advancing and disseminating the knowledge base available to agricultural and rural communities. Funded projects should lead to science-based decision-making and management practices that improve the quality of the Nation's surface water and groundwater resources in agricultural and rural watersheds.
NIWQP applications are being solicited in the following program areas:
1. National Facilitation Projects;
2. Regional Coordination Projects;
3. Extension Education Projects; and
4. Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Projects.
The $750,000 award ceiling is for one program area, Regional Coordination Projects, for projects involving one region. See the Request for Applications for award ceilings for the other program areas.
Who can apply:
Native American Organization
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Eligible functional categories:
For the entire Request for Applications document, including mailing addresses and contact information, application forms, etc. click on this link.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Office of Extramural Programs, STOP 2299, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC, 20250-2299