AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of web-based listening session and request for
SUMMARY: As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's
(NIFA) strategy to successfully meet the needs of its stakeholders,
NIFA will host a virtual listening session. The focus of the listening
session is to gather stakeholder input for the Higher Education
Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) and the National Needs Graduate
and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program Request for
Applications (RFA) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. NIFA is particularly
interested achieving the most impact and identifying suggested
priorities in these workforce development programs.
DATES: The listening session will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017
from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Anyone
interested may submit written comments. All written comments must be
submitted to Dr. Joyce Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m.
EDT on August 24, 2017.
ADDRESSES: The web-based listening session will be hosted using Adobe
Connect and audio conference call. On August 24th, please access the
following Web site, https://zoom.us/j/261558898. The audio conference
call capabilities can be accessed at 1-888-844-9904, participant code
Registration: Persons wishing to present during the web-based
listening session on Thursday, August 24, 2017, are requested to pre-
register by contacting Dr. Joyce Parker at email@example.com.
Participants may reserve one 5-minute comment period. More time may be
available, depending on the number of people wishing to make a
presentation. Reservations will be confirmed on a first-come, first-
served basis. All other participants may provide comments during the
listening session if time permits, or by the listed means. You may
submit comments, identified by NIFA-2017-0004, by any of the following
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
For the MSP program email_MSP@nifa.usda.gov.
For the NNF program email_NNF@nifa.usda.gov.
Include NIFA-2017-0004 in the subject line of the message.
Mail: Paper, disk or CD-ROM submissions should be submitted to Dr.
Joyce Parker, Division of Community and Education; Institute of Youth,
Family and Community (IYFC), National Institute of Food and
Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 2201, 1400
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2220.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name
and reference to NIFA-2017-0004. All comments received will be posted
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joyce Parker, Program Specialist,
NIFA at (202) 401-4512 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.