The purpose of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is to develop, implement and sustain veterinary services and relieve veterinarian shortage situations in the United States and U. S. Insular Areas.
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Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP)Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants Applications may only be submitted by the entities listed below if they carry out programs or activities that will: 1) substantially relieve veterinarian shortage situations; or 2) support or facilitate private veterinary practices engaged in public health activities.
For Education, Extension, and Training Program Area: • a State, national, allied, or regional veterinary organization or specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association; • a college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; • a university research foundation or veterinary medical foundation; • a department of veterinary science or department of comparative medicine accredited by the Department of Education; • a State agricultural experiment station; or • a State, local, or tribal government agency.
For Rural Practice Enhancement Program Area: A for-profit or nonprofit entity located in the United States that, or individual who, operates a veterinary clinic providing veterinary services, (i) in a rural area, as defined in section 343(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C.
1991(a)), and (ii) is a current VMLRP awardee from any year (i.e., those with a current service obligation at the time of this application) and applies with reference to the shortage area to which they are obligated to serve; or is not a current VMLRP awardee and applies with reference to a veterinarian shortage situation designated, but not awarded under the VMLRP in 2017 (i.e., status appears as ‘Open’ for FY 2017 on the VMLRP shortage map webpage).
For all program areas, award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.
Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or will preclude NIFA from making an award.Full Opportunity Web Address:https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/veterinary-services-grant-program-vsgpContact: Agency Email Description:
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