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One Health SARS-CoV-2 in Animals Building an Early Warning System Keeping Animals and People Safe Animal Health Officials and Veterinarians Funding Opportunities

Under the American Rescue Plan Act, APHIS is implementing its provision to conduct monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for SARS-CoV-2 and enhance our ability to prevent, detect, investigate and control emerging zoonotic diseases using a One Health approach. APHIS is leading efforts to better understand and address SARS-CoV-2 in animals, bringing together our experts on wildlife diseases, livestock, companion, and zoo animals, and partnering with other agencies that protect human and environmental health to take a One Health approach to the global problem of SARS-CoV-2.

Partnerships and leveraging external innovations, tools, and capacity are critical to the success of this program. These funding opportunities under the American Rescue Plan Act will help leverage both prior and new One Health partnerships while working toward the goal of preventing or minimizing the next pandemic.

NIFA/NSF Funding Opportunity

APHIS will commit up to $24 million for research grants through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program.

  • Register today for the NIFA/APHIS priorities webinar, scheduled June 24, 2022, for details about APHIS’ SARS-CoV-2 funding priorities and the latest information on the NIFA and NSF grant programs.
  • Solicitation for funding is now open for AFRI opportunities and the funding opportunities are posted on Grants.gov. Information on how to write and submit grants is available on the NIFA website. Application due dates are:
    • Diseases of Agricultural Animals: Aug. 11, 2022
    • IDEAS: Oct. 6, 2022
    • Agricultural Biosecurity: Oct. 20, 2022
  • Information on the NSF solicitation for EEID is available on the NSF website.
    • The current EEID proposal period ends on Nov. 16, 2022.

These grants will support research that directly aligns with APHIS’ American Rescue Plan strategic framework and will provide an expedited method of funding key activities to:

  • Address gaps in surveillance and investigation activities for SARS-CoV-2 in animals, including farmed animals, captive wildlife, free-ranging wildlife, and companion animals.
  • Expand knowledge of susceptibility of species to SARS-CoV-2 to improve understanding of potential roles or routes of transmission.
  • Develop surveillance tools and strategies for the rapid detection and characterization of emerging and re-emerging pathogens to support an early warning system to prevent or limit future SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks.
  • Identify risks, effective interventions, and other measures to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at the human-animal interface and/or impacts to the food supply.

APHIS is currently conducting multiple projects under the American Rescue Plan Act aimed at understanding how the SARS-CoV-2 virus behaves in different animals, how it moves between animals and people, and what we can do to interrupt the chain of transmission. Learn more: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/onehealth/one-health-early-warning-system.



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