The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following
this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this
document that have been posted as of
updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information
is provided below the synopsis.
If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant
me change notification emails
The only thing you need to provide for this service is your email
address. No other information is requested.
Any inconsistency between the original printed document and the disk
or electronic document shall be resolved by giving precedence to the
Description of Modification
Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jul 24, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jul 24, 2009
Feb 17, 2010
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Food and Nutrition
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Colleges and universities (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) are eligible to submit applications for the IOWP. Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs) (see Part III, B. and 7 CFR 3430, Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-formula Grant Programs--General Grant Administrative Provisions for more information), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.
For the purposes of this program, the terms “college” and “university” mean an educational institution in any state which (1) admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate; (2) is legally authorized within such state to provide a program of education beyond secondary education; (3) provides an educational program for which a bachelor’s degree or any other higher degree is awarded; (4) is a public or other nonprofit institution; and (5) is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association. Applications also may be submitted by 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (7 CFR 3430, Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-formula Grant Programs--General Grant Administrative Provisions), HSACUs, and research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities. An applicant’s failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline will preclude CSREES from reviewing an application and making an award.
Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply directly for funds, provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.
CSREES is interested in funding comparisons between certified organic farms and conventional farms of sediment delivery, nutrient use and transport, and overall water availability at the farm or field scale. Projects are expected to combine physical measurements of soil and surface and/or groundwater conditions at the field or farm scale with modeling information generated at the same spatial and temporal scale. We expect projects to demonstrate (using field and modeling information) benefits or challenges to soil and water availability (quality and quantity) posed by implementing certified organic practices.
Additionally, CSREES is interested in projects that solve water resource issues at the field or farm scale using research, education, and extension activities. CSREES encourages projects that explore the linkage between surface water and groundwater availability (quality and quantity). Successful projects must describe expected outcomes in terms of changes in knowledge, changes in behaviors, and changes in environmental conditions.
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement
electronically, please contact:
CSREES Help Desk
Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET.
CSREES Help Desk
Synopsis Modification History
The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis
with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is
arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the
current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown
in a light grey background.