The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will provide up to $500,000 to Tribes and Tribal organizations to further animal disease prevention, preparedness, and response through the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP).
In July 2023, APHIS announced the availability of up to $17 million in funds for NADPRP. While Tribes and Tribal organizations were eligible to apply for that funding opportunity (which closed October 20, 2023), the additional $500,000 was specifically designated for a separate funding opportunity for Tribes and Tribal organizations for animal disease preparedness and response activities.
This is the second year this funding opportunity targeting Indian Country is available, as APHIS seeks to continue to advance animal disease preparedness and response through its Farm Bill animal health programs.
Eligible applicants include federally recognized Tribes, their arms and instrumentalities, Tribal-serving organizations, and Tribal colleges and universities. APHIS will prioritize funding to project proposals aimed at:
- Delivering outreach & education on animal disease prevention, preparedness, and response,
- Increasing livestock and poultry and indigenous animal biosecurity,
- Supporting training and exercises for Tribal animal agriculture sector responders,
- Developing and implementing Tribal animal disease emergency response plans, and
- Enhancing animal disease traceability for an animal disease outbreak.
The NADPRP addresses the risk of introduction and spread of high-consequence animal pests and diseases through cooperative or interagency agreements between APHIS and Tribes, States, livestock and indigenous animal producer organizations, Tribal organizations, land-grant universities, and other eligible entities.
This program enhances APHIS’ animal health efforts through collaboration with animal health partners throughout the nation. These efforts enhance prevention, preparedness, detection, and response to the most damaging emerging and foreign animal diseases that threaten agriculture and food production across the United States.
The funding opportunity announcement, including application instructions and additional information, is available on the NADPRP website. This funding opportunity closes January 19, 2024. Webinars are available to assist Tribal organizations with the application process.