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Interested in Applying for NADPRP Funding Opportunities? Here’s How to Get Ready Now!

Each year, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Services’ NADPRP program offers competitive funding opportunities and solicits project proposals from eligible organizations.  Prospective applicants can complete the steps below at any time so they’re ready to apply when the next funding opportunity is announced. If you plan to apply for NADPRP funding in the future, we suggest that you address these steps now to avoid last-minute surprises or obstacles in the application process.

  1. Register with System for Award Management (SAM): Organizations who wish to apply for NADPRP funding are required to be registered with SAM. Instructions for registering with SAM are available at Register With SAM. Please allow at least 10 business days after you submit your registration for it to become active in SAM plus at least an additional 24 hours for your registration to become available in other government systems. You can register in SAM any time, and entities interested in applying for NADPRP funding should register now to avoid any future delays associated with mandatory SAM registration.

  2. Create a USDA eAuthentication Account: All applicants must have a Level 2 USDA eAuthentication Account to submit proposals for NADPRP funding opportunities. USDA eAuthentication is the system used by USDA agencies to enable customers to obtain accounts for accessing USDA Web applications and services via the Internet. Please note that USDA will only accept eAuthentication Accounts from individuals. Go to the USDA eAuthentication website and select ‘Create Account’ to get started.

    For help with existing eAuthentication accounts or passwords, go to the USDA eAuthentication website and select ‘help’.

  3. Establish an ezFedGrants (eFG) Account: Applicants must have an active account in the USDA ezFedGrants system to submit their application for NADPRP Funding. The ezFedGrants system requires each applicant to have a minimum of at least one Grants Administrative Officer (GAO) and one Signatory Official (SO). We recommend identifying these individuals prior to submitting proposals to help speed up the application process. For help with the USDA ezFedGrants system, contact the ezFedGrants help desk at

National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP) web page.

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