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Grants to USA Private Organizations, Agencies, IHEs, Research Organizations, and Individuals for Research Projects Related to Livestock Production

Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
CFDA Number: 10.245
Funding or PIN Number: USDA-NIFA-OP-009862
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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/13/23 5:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA private organizations, government agencies, institutions of higher education, research organizations, and individuals for research projects related to livestock production. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete.

The Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program under assistance listing number 10.245 will support one or more research projects for improving the efficiency and sustainability of laying hen and turkey production through integrated collaborative research and technology transfer.

Applications may emphasize one or more of the following priority areas:

  1. Disease prevention, including vaccine development and administration, diagnostics and early detection, disease resistance, and reducing pathogen transmission.
  2. Antimicrobial resistance, including alternatives to antimicrobials, such as probiotics or prebiotics; antimicrobial technologies; and mitigation of multidrug resistance.
  3. Nutrition, including alternative and sustainable feeds and ingredients.
  4. Gut health, including improvements to gut health that promote animal health, and impacts of pathogens, commensals, and the microbiome.
  5. Alternative housing systems under extreme seasonal weather conditions, including use of precision technologies, enhanced monitoring to improve indoor air quality and biosecurity, and to control the spread of disease. 

According to 7 U.S.C. Section 5925, partnerships are encouraged, and the Secretary shall provide a priority to those grant proposals, found in the peer review process to be scientifically meritorious, that involve the cooperation of multiple entities.

The Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program is aligned with the following USDA Strategic goals of FY 2022-2026:

  1. Goal 2: Ensure America’s Agricultural System is Equitable, Resilient, and Prosperous
  2. Goal 4: Provide All Americans Safe, Nutritious Food


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants for the Laying Hen and Turkey Research 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.

Eligible applicants include:
1) State agricultural experiment stations;
2) colleges and universities;
3) university research foundations;
4) other research institutions and organizations;
5) Federal agencies;
6) national laboratories;
7) private organizations, foundations, or corporations;
8) individuals; or
9) any group consisting of two or more of the entities listed in subparagraphs 1) through 8

For information about funding restrictions, see the following link:

Pre-Application Information
Application: 5:00 P.M. Eastern, June 13, 2023

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $465,000
Award Floor: $300,000

Term of Contract
Grant Duration: Up to 36 months

Contact Information
Program Contacts
Kathe Bjork

Kamilah Grant

Key Information: Business hours: Monday thru
Friday, 7a.m. – 5p.m. ET, except federal holidays Online Support
Telephone support: 800-518-4726 TollFree or 606-545-5035
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