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National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program



The 2018 Farm Bill established the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program to boost the nation’s efforts to keep high-consequence animal diseases from entering and spreading in the United States. This program allows APHIS to collaborate with animal health partners throughout the nation to implement high-value projects that enhance prevention, preparedness, detection, and response to the most damaging emerging and foreign animal diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture. The National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program is one of three programs that are supported through the 2018 Farm Bill Section 12101, Animal Disease Prevention and Management Program.

Entities who are eligible to apply for NADPRP funds include:
  • State departments of agriculture
  • Offices of the chief animal health official of a State.
  • Land-Grant Universities and other entities eligible to receive funds under a capacity and infrastructure program (as defined in section 251(f)(1)(C) of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)(1)(C))). This includes entities eligible for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Federal Assistance Programs.
  • Colleges of veterinary medicine, including a veterinary emergency team at such college.
  • State or national livestock producer organizations with direct and significant economic interest in livestock production.
  • State emergency agencies.
  • State, national, allied, or regional veterinary organizations or specialty boards recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Indian Tribes.
  • Federal agencies.

Information about NADPRP Annual Funding Opportunities

APHIS offers annual competitive funding opportunities to support high value projects that target the priority topics that are identified through consultation with stakeholders and the NADPRP Consultation Board.  USDA APHIS Veterinary Services is excited to announce the 2022 NADPRP Funding Opportunity. The Application deadline is September 9, 2022.

Information for Applicants

NADPRP Accomplishments and Funded Projects

To date, APHIS has invested $22.1 million to support 120 new animal disease prevention and preparedness projects with State, industry, and university partners. Details about the funded projects are provided below.

  • In 2021, APHIS provided $7.6 million for 35 projects focused on (1) developing vaccination plans for FAD outbreaks, (2) supporting animal movement decisions in an FAD outbreak, or (3) delivering outreach and education on animal disease preparedness and response topics to targeted audiences.

    APHIS also provide an additional $4.3 million for 7 projects aimed at developing and evaluating point-of-care diagnostic tests for foreign animal diseases. These projects were jointly supported by NADPRP and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.

  • In 2020, APHIS provided $9.3 million for 46 projects focused on (1) improving capabilities and capacity for rapid and large-scale animal depopulation and/or carcass disposal during a high-consequence animal disease outbreak response, or (2) enhancing U.S. livestock biosecurity.

  • In 2019, APHIS awarded $5.2 million for 39 projects that focused on training & exercises to prepare agriculture sector personnel to serve as animal health emergency responders.

Project List 2019-2021

NADPRP Consultation Board

The NADPRP Consultation Board provides stakeholder input to APHIS to guide the NADPRP program and assist in identifying funding priority topics. The Board is comprised of 14 members nominated by the United States Animal Health Association to represent State animal health officials, livestock industry organizations, and academia. The Board also includes a representative nominated by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and a Tribal nation representative nominated by the APHIS Office of the Tribal Liaison. As directed in the 2018 Farm Bill, this consultation with NADPRP eligible entities is exempt from the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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Contact Us

  • For information about the NADPRP program, or if you are a cooperator and need assistance with your project, please contact us at VS.NADPRP@USDA.GOV.
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