Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

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Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

The Federal government established the state Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) network through the Hatch Act of 1887, in an attempt to ensure that agricultural research would be conducted throughout the United States. Experiment stations are part of a total program involving research, Cooperative Extension, and higher education at land-grant universities in every state. The University of Connecticut is the State's 1862 land-grant Institution and its research program is an integral part of AES.  The Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) operates within UConn's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Research Office. SAES administers funds for research and facility operations that assist in advancing agriculture, health, environmental quality, and natural resource concerns in Connecticut. We also promote research endeavors that will attract external funding.

In 2018, to advance USDA's intent of the Capacity Funds that support research activities at land-grant institutions through federal block grants, we implemented a competitive capacity grant program.  The funding priorities continue to be aligned with NIFA priorities, and all projects must address one or more of the priorities for U.S. agriculture included in the Farm Bill.  In FY19 eighteen projects were competitively awarded.  

In our second year of the competitive capacity program we funded 18 projects.   The full list of Capacity Fund awards and Department-allocated CAHNR Capacity Fund project for FY2020 are provided:  FY2020 Competitive Awards.    FY2020 Department-allocated Capacity Projects

Helpful links for capacity grant proposal development:  FY 2020 Guidelines, Cover Page,   NIMSS website,   Instructions to join a multi-state projectBudget worksheet, USDA-NIFA RCR Requirements

CAHNR Capacity Fund Research Programs:  

Hatch, Multistate, Animal Health and Disease, McIntire-Stennis

CAHNR Capacity Fund Extension programs:


Contact Us

Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station Main Office
1392 Storrs Road, Unit 4010, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4010
Phone: (860) 486-3535
Fax: (860) 486-3536