USDA VSGP Request for Applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) announces the opening of the fiscal year (FY) 2022 application cycle. NIFA anticipates that approximately $3 million in funding will be available in FY 2022 to help mitigate food animal veterinary service shortages in the United States. The goals of the VSGP are to support food animal veterinary medicine through Education, Extension, and Training (EET) funds for accredited schools and organizations and through Rural Practice Enhancement (RPE) funds for veterinary clinics that provide services in veterinary shortage situations.

A total of 228 veterinarian shortage situations are designated for FY 2022 for RPE applicants. The Veterinarian Shortage Situations Map displays all shortage situation designations for FY 2022.

The VSGP Request for Applications is now available. The deadline for VSGP applications is Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. EST. Please note that will be down for maintenance and will be unavailable for applicants on April 2 and 3.

Informational webinars on the application process are available at the VSGP Applicants webpage. VSGP staff will host two live FAQ sessions which will occur on:

  • March 10, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00P.M. EST
  • March 24, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.

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