Mission/Giving Statement: The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.
Grantmaking Program Areas: The USDA has eighteen agencies. They include:
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Forest Service (FS)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS
Rural Development (RD)
For a complete list of agencies under the USDA, their descriptions and their website links, click on the "Agencies & Offices" tab.
Type of Funding/Funding Restrictions: See individual grants for eligibility and restrictions.
Application Instructions:The USDA requires all applicants to apply online through www.grants.gov. Grant application instructions are online and vary for each grant.Please note, applications must include a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and register with the Central Contractor’s Registry (CCR). It is suggested that this be completed at least 30 days in advance of the application due date.
Notes: Register for email announcements through www.grants.gov. Funding opportunities and agency programs and services are also listed on each agency's website.