Participating Agencies

EPSCoR or EPSCoR-like programs exist at seven federal agencies: the Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy; the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

Summary of EPSCoR/IDeA Programs, by Agency

AgencyDate EnactedFY15 Enacted BudgetFY16 Goals# of Eligible StatesTypes of Support/Award Mechanism

NSF/EPSCoR

1979$159.69M$180.0M28Research Infrastructure Improvement Awards
Co-Funding

DOE/EPSCoR

1991$10M$20M28Laboratory-State Partnership Awards
Implementation Grants
Early Career Awards

USDA/EPSCoR

1991$48.7M15% Language26Research Career Enhancement Awards
Equipment Grants
Seed Grants
Strengthening Standard Research Project Awards

NASA/EPSCoR

1993$18.0M$25.0M28Research Implementation Awards
Research Infrastructure Development Awards

NIH/IDeA

1993$273.325M$310.0M24Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
IDeA Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR)
Co-Funding