Assistive Technology Program

The AgrAbility program increases the likelihood that farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities will experience success in agricultural production.

The program supports projects between State Cooperative Extension System and private, non-profit disability organizations

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who work in partnership to provide agricultural education and assistance directed at accommodating disability in farm operations for individuals with disabilities, and their families, who engage in farming and farm-related occupations.
Related Programs

Cooperative Extension Service

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $4,100,000


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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities (AgrAbility)

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applications may be submitted only by Cooperative Extension at 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities including the University of the District of Columbia, Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University, and Central State University.

Applicants must partner on their projects with private non-profit organizations providing direct service to individuals with disabilities.

Applications must include commitment letters from non-profit partner organizations.

Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply (such as 1994 Land-Grant Colleges, Hispanic-Serving Institutions) provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Also, the 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions may partner with each other and/or other Land-Grant Institutions (e.g., 1994 Land-Grants) and Non-Land-Grant Institutions within their state or their region on joint proposals.

Applications proposing such partnerships must include commitment letters from all partnering organizations.

Applicants for the AgrAbility Program must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA.

Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award.

For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.

Duplicate or Multiple Submissions – duplicate or multiple submissions is not allowed.

NIFA will disqualify both applications if an applicant submits duplicate or multiple submissions.

For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities

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Date Posted:
2020-10-16

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Archive Date:
2021-02-12



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