The Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is designed to support education and extension activities and practice enhancement initiatives that will enable veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and veterinary technician students to gain specialized skills and provide practices with additional resources (e.g., equipment, personnel) needed to more effectively mitigate veterinary service shortages in the U.S. Ultimately, this program will bolster the capacity of private practitioners to provide food animal veterinary services in designated rural veterinarian shortage situations.
The purpose of VSGP is to develop, implement, and sustain food/large veterinary services and relieve veterinarian shortage situations in the United States, which includes insular areas.
NIFA is soliciting applications under the following program areas:
Grants will be made available on a competitive basis to:
The VSGP is aligned with USDA Strategic Goals. For a list of these goals, see https://www.nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2023-01/FY23-VSGP-RFA-508.pdf#page=7.
For Program Areas, see https://www.nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2023-01/FY23-VSGP-RFA-508.pdf#page=9.
Estimated Total Program Funding: