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Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

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The 2018 Farm Bill established the opportunity for annual National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) Enhancement funding. NAHLN laboratories are asked to develop projects that will build a network successful in providing early detection of significant animal disease, rapid response to the presence of a confirmed disease and appropriate recovery from an outbreak. Enhancement of the NAHLN is one of three programs that are supported through the 2018 Farm Bill Section 12101, Animal Disease Prevention and Management Program.

NAHLN Farm Bill Funding Opportunities

There are no funding opportunities currently available. Look for the next opportunity announcements in the Spring of 2022.

NAHLN Farm Bill Projects

  • 2021 NAHLN Farm Bill Projects
    Summary: APHIS is awarding $4.4 million which will help NAHLN enhance early detection of high-consequence animal diseases and improve emergency response capabilities at NAHLN veterinary diagnostic laboratories. 
  • 2021 Joint NAHLN/NADPRP Farm Bill Projects
    Summary: APHIS is awarding $4.3 million for projects that support the development and/or evaluation of point-of-care diagnostic tests to enhance the nation’s ability to quickly detect high-consequence FADs and accelerate response and containment efforts.
  • 2020 NAHLN Farm Bill Projects
    Summary: APHIS awarded $5.1 million for projects that enhance test method development for high consequence animal disease, emergency preparedness, data management and exercises/drills for laboratories.
  • 2019 NAHLN Farm Bill Projects
    Summary: APHIS awarded $5 million for projects that advance the capabilities, capacity, and readiness of the NAHLN laboratories.

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