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National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Reporting Portal / Current Research Information System (CRIS)

posted on 2023-11-30, 07:29 authored by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is committed to serving its stakeholders, Congress, and the public by using new technologies to advance greater openness. To strengthen transparency and promote open government, NIFA is providing easy access to data and metrics on how the agency disseminates funding. NIFA is committed to increasing transparency and making technical advancements to ensure that data is easily accessible. The Data Gateway provides the ability to filter and export data.

Recently added features to the Congressional District Map and Data Gateway Search make for an improved user experience when searching and reporting information on NIFA-administered grants and projects!

New interactive features in the Congressional District Map allow users to see the total amount of funding by state and further to drill down to the individual awards. Funding information is available for awards made from 2011-2015. Simply click on a state listing on the right of the screen. No need to create your own search if you are looking for NIFA funding by Congressional District.

Key enhancements in the Data Gateway Search tool include:

  • A project-based display of data
  • Embedded help text within tool
  • Drop down lists allowing you to choose the fields you want to search and display
  • Expanded filter lists

The Current Research Information System (CRIS) provides documentation and reporting for ongoing agricultural, food science, human nutrition, and forestry research, education and extension activities for the United States Department of Agriculture; with a focus on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs. Projects are conducted or sponsored by USDA research agencies, state agricultural experiment stations, land-grant universities, other cooperating state institutions, and participants in NIFA-administered grant programs, including Small Business Innovation Research and Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The Planning, Accountability, & Reporting Staff office of NIFA is responsible for maintaining CRIS.

Resources in this dataset:


National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Data contact name

NIFA Reporting Portal

Data contact email


USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture


  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


ISO Topic Category

  • farming

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

nutrition; forestry; agricultural experiment stations; Land Grant Universities; small businesses; educational resources; information systems

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:00 - Department of Agriculture

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

NIFA Reporting Portal. (2016). The National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Retrieved (fill in date retrieved), from