Participating Agencies

EPSCoR or EPSCoR-like programs exist at five federal agencies: the Departments of Agriculture and Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

Summary of EPSCoR/IDeA Programs, by Agency

Agency Date Enacted FY2016 Enacted Budget Eligible Jurisdictions Types of Support
National Science Foundation

NSF EPSCoR

1979 $160.0M 27 Research Infrastructure Improvement Awards
Co-Funding
Department of Energy

DOE EPSCoR

1991 $15.0M 27 Laboratory-State Partnership Awards
Implementation Grants
Early Career Awards
United States Department of Agriculture

USDA EPSCoR

1991 $52.5M * 26 Sabbatical Grants
Equipment Grants
Seed Grants
Strengthening Standard Grants
National Aeronautics & Space Administration

NASA EPSCoR

1993 $18.0M 27 Research Awards
Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Awards
National Institutes of Health

NIH IDeA

1993 $320.8M 24 Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
IDeA Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR)
Co-Funding

*15 percent language: figures are not a direct appropriation, rather a percentage of AFRI/competitive funding.

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