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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

 

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

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) is announcing the availability of cooperative agreement funding to carry out the Antimicrobial Resistance Dashboard (AMR Dashboard) as described in the U.S. House of Representatives Report for the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2021. Through public-private partnerships, USDA APHIS will develop antimicrobial resistance dashboard tools to improve access to information on antimicrobial resistance in domesticated animals, including livestock, poultry, and companion animals.

All antimicrobial resistance dashboard tools developed will provide data protections similar to the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act. Once created, the antimicrobial resistance dashboard tools will be used to monitor trends in antimicrobial resistance patterns, detect emerging resistance profiles, and better understand relationships between antimicrobial use and animal health management practices and antimicrobial resistance.

Additional details about this funding opportunity, including additional information for applicants, are available below.

Information about AMR Dashboard Funding Opportunities

APHIS is offering for the first-time competitive funding opportunities to support the development and utilization of dashboards to address the One Health challenge of antimicrobial resistance. USDA APHIS Veterinary Services is excited to announce the 2022-2023 AMR Dashboard Funding Opportunity. The application deadline is February 20, 2023.

Funding Opportunity Details

Information for Applicants

AMR Dashboard application packages must include a Work Plan and Financial Plan. Please use the template below to develop these documents.

Links to other required application package materials:

General Information for Applicants:

Contact Us

For more information about the AMR Dashboard, or if you are a cooperator and need assistance with your project, please contact us at vs.amr@usda.gov

USDA APHIS American Rescue Plan (ARP): SARS-CoV-2 in Animals General and Tribal Funding Opportunities – Information for Applicants

Applicants may now submit proposals to the USDA APHIS American Rescue Plan (ARP): SARS-CoV-2 in Animals Funding Opportunity (General) and USDA APHIS American Rescue Plan: SARS-CoV-2 in Animals Tribal Funding Opportunity (Tribal). Information and instructions for applicants are provided below. Deadlines for funding opportunity applications are:

General: January 15, 2023
Tribal: January 31, 2023

Funding Opportunity Details:

Informational Webinars

APHIS is also hosting a series of webinars to provide more information about the USDA APHIS American Rescue Plan: SARS-CoV-2 in Animals funding opportunities. Each webinar will include an introductory presentation with allotted time for question-and-answer period.

The format and information shared during each webinar will be identical -- each webinar has its own registration link and connection information. Certain webinars are geared toward a specific audience. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

All webinars will be recorded, and the recordings will be accessible from this page.

Information for Applicants:

Application packages must include a Work Plan and Financial Plan. Please use the templates below to develop these documents.

Other required application package materials:

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.

  • APHIS and NIFA held an informational webinar announcing $24 million for research grants for research on SARS-COV2 in animals. View the webinar recording and slides providing descriptions of the NIFA, NSF, and APHIS priorities.
  • 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 at Building an Early Warning System for SARS-CoV-2 and Other Animal Diseases.

 



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