USDA NIFA Capacity Grants

All CALS Faculty with a research appointment are required to participate in a Capacity Project.

NIFA provides support for research and extension activities at land-grant institutions through Capacity Grants to the states on the basis of statutory formulas. 

RESEARCH: Hatch Projects - Hatch Multi-State Projects - Animal Health & Disease Projects - McIntire-Stennis Projects

Reporting Expectations for Research Projects:

Project Type Project Outline for New Projects Project Initiation for New Projects in REEport Annual Progress Report in REEport Annual Report to NIMSS Final Report in REEport
HATCH x x x   x
HATCH Multi-State   x x x x
Animal Health x x x   x
McIntire-Stennis x x x   x

Please contact Melissa Gomez at In order to join an existing Capacity Project

EXTENSION: Smith-Lever Capacity Grant - RREA - EFNEP - Smith Lever Special Needs

REEport:  The Research, Extension, and Education Project Online Reporting Tool (REEport) — NIFA’s primary grant reporting system.
NIMSS: National Information Management & Support System - manages Multistate Research and Activities supported by the State Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) 

Overview of NIFA Grant Award Administrative and Fiscal Requirements for 1862 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities

Essentials of a Project Outline
McIntire-Stennis Project Essentials

CRIS Database 
Project Initiation for Capacity Grants
Project Initiation for Competitive (Non-Capacity) grants
Progress Report
Final Report
Impact Statement - Download & complete this fillable form and send it to Melissa Gomez at

All Questions:

Melissa Gomez