Center for Food Animal Health

2013 Formula Funds Fall Call

The $37 million funding cut in formula/capacity funding is having an impact as listed in this news item:  Information about USDA/NIFA Releases Plan for Funding Under the Sequester

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 2012-2013 Final Allocation of $90,911 was released in June 2013.

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.

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Application Deadline: Application due date is December 5, 2013 by midnight 

Your application must include 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.  In addition to the required CFAH application forms listed below, an extramural proposal (complete or draft) is required. You are encouraged to apply for other extramural funding sources.

Your proposal should address the 2013-2014 Priority Issues established at the annual Stakeholder’s meeting.

Email all documents to

Check list of required documents:

REEport Project Summary (pdf created by initiating your poject in REEport).

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)

Extramural Proposal (Complete or Draft)

Only electronic submissions to 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.