USDA Formula Funds Call
The basic objective of the USDA Formula Funds Program (Farm Bill Section 1433) is to provide seed funds to support new and innovative research, and assist faculty in developing preliminary data required to apply for extramural funding in the area of food animal medicine. A maximum of ten (10) bonus points will be given to each proposal for planning, implementation, outcomes and reporting that involves Veterinary Medicine Extension, and a maximum of five (5) bonus points will be given to each proposal which includes multi-state collaborations.
CFAH receives the Preliminary Allocation Notification from USDA/NIFA between November and May of the same fiscal year funds are required to be spent. For example, for the 14-15 Hatch/Multi State/Bovine Abortion and Formula Fund calls, we will receive the preliminary notification sometime between November 2014 through May 2015 from USDA/NIFA. It is the policy of CFAH to allocate 75% of the preliminary funding amount when the preliminary notice is received.
The Final Notification is usually received in May of the same fiscal year funds are required to be spent. For example, for the 14-15 Hatch/Multi State/Bovine Abortion and Formula Fund calls, we will receive the final funding notification in May 2015, and if funding is not reduced from the preliminary amount, the remaining 25% will be allocated to the next highest ranking proposal(s).
If you are able to work around this restriction, we encourage you to apply.
ELIGIBILITY: SVM Faculty. Faculty on leave without pay (LWOP) are not eligible, and Emeriti will receive lower priority during the review of applications.
Application Deadline: Application due date is September 30, 2014 by midnight
If selected for funding, you must submit the .pdf project summary document created by initiating a project in REEport. Please email the CFAH Program Manager when you have completed and submitted your project for review in REEport.
Your proposal should address the 2014-2015 Priority Issues established at the annual Stakeholder’s meeting.
Your application must include CFAH forms 1 – 6 (form 5 is required only if you are submitting a request for funding for a continuing project). Form 6 “Current and Pending Support” replaces the previous requirement to submit an extramural proposal copy.
Submit your proposal application in two .pdf files: 1) CFAH Form 1 with wet signatures 2) Forms 2-6 in consecutive CFAH Form order.
Email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check list of required documents:
CFAH form 1 – cover page (PI and Chair signature required)
CFAH form 2 – Project narrative
CFAH form 3 – Budget (Not to exceed $20,000)
CFAH form 4 – Assurance form
CFAH form 5 – Progress report (for continuation projects only)
CFAH form 6 - Current, Pending and Future Support (required for PI only)
Extramural Proposal (Complete or Draft)
IF SELECTED FOR FUNDING: REEport Project Summary (.pdf created by initiating your project in REEport)
Only electronic submissions to email@example.com will be accepted. When you are submitting your proposal you can request notification of delivery receipt in Outlook by choosing the “options” tab, and then click in the box next to “Request a Delivery Receipt”. Please keep for your records.
Questions may be addressed to Rowena Banks at 530-752-6865.