National Animal Health Laboratory Network Funding Opportunities

Last Modified: May 16, 2024

The 2018 Farm Bill funding enhanced the abilities of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) to provide early detection of significant animal disease, rapid response to the presence of a confirmed disease, and appropriate recovery from an outbreak.

The NAHLN works alongside the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program and the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank. Together, these programs are safeguarding U.S. animal health and protecting the livelihoods of U.S. farmers and ranchers.

Open NAHLN Funding Opportunities

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Information for Applicants

Accomplishments and Funded Projects

APHIS has invested $22 million through the NAHLN laboratories to support 104 projects intended to enhance disease prevention and preparedness. Details about the funded projects are below.

  • In FY 2024 (155.05 KB), we provided approximately $1 million for 7 projects focused on (1) enhancing effectiveness within the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), (2) improving capability to handle surge samples, (3) increasing technical expertise, and (4) standardization of IT processes.
  • In FY 2023, we provided $2.3 million for 14 projects focused on (1) local stockpile and capacity support, (2) information technology standardization, (3) high-capacity diagnostic equipment, and (4) technical personnel.
  • In FY 2022, we provided $4.4 million for 21 projects focused on (1) increasing capacity for disease testing, (2) increasing capability to handle surge samples, and (3) enhancing laboratory emergency preparedness.
  • In FY 2022, we also provided an additional $4.3 million for seven projects aimed at developing and evaluating point-of-care diagnostic tests for foreign animal diseases. These projects were jointly supported by NAHLN and NADPRP.
  • In FY 2021, we provided $5.1 million for 30 projects focused on (1) test method development and validation, (2) enhancing emergency preparedness, (3) electronic data management, and (4) exercises and drills.
  • In FY 2020, we provided $5 million for 26 projects focused on (1) increasing testing capability and capacity, (2) enhancing biosafety and biosecurity, (3) enhancing electronic messaging capabilities, and (4) increasing emergency preparedness.

To learn more, view the NAHLN Funded Project List FY 2020-FY 2023 (1.13 MB).