USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will host the Veterinary Services Grant Program webinar on Feb 25, 1-2:30 p.m. EST to seek public comment and input regarding the new program.
Any U.S. citizen interested in the program may submit written comments, suggestions, or questions about the VSGP at www.nifa.usda.gov/vsgp. Submissions will be accepted beginning Feb. 25 through 5 p.m. EST, Feb. 29. Those attending the webinar may offer brief (2 min. max) oral comments or ask questions. A transcript of each listening session and copies of materials presented will be made available here.
Here is the Webinar Link.
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633
Access Code: 0532084#
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The Veterinary Services Grant Program is authorized by Section 7104 of the 2014 Farm Bill and received a first-time appropriation of $2.5 million in the FY16 Federal budget. NIFA anticipates releasing the first Request for Applications for this program in April 2016 and announcing the first grants awarded under this program by Sept. 30, 2016.