Hatch, Animal Health, and McIntire-Stennis Research Projects
The Hatch Act of 1887 authorized federal formula funding, which must be matched with state funding to support research in agriculture, food, nutrition, and related fields at the nation’s land grant institutions. In addition to Hatch funds, Purdue University receives federal formula funding for Animal Health research and McIntire‐Stennis for forestry research.
Hatch, Animal Health, and McIntire-Stennis research projects offer a unique overview of individual, departmental, and team research at Purdue University. They document the university’s commitment to partnership with other land grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the state of Indiana. Purdue University faculty in the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, and selected Departments in the College of Health and Human Sciences who have a research appointment of 20 percent or more are required to submit a five-year plan of research. These five-year plans must be peer reviewed under the direction of the office of Agricultural Research at Purdue and submitted to USDA-NIFA for final review and approval.
The five-year project initiations, annual reports, and final reports are managed electronically via the Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport). REEport is NIFA’s grant and formula project initiation and reporting system, building on and replacing the CRIS web forms system. It implements the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR), a standard progress report format that all Federal research agencies are required to use for research grant reporting. The REEport Website can be accessed at http://portal.nifa.usda.gov/. ARP will submit the project electronically through the Project Initiation module, however faculty will need to prepare online and submit an Annual Progress Report plus a Final Report at the end of the 5-year period.
The office of Agricultural Research at Purdue is responsible for ensuring that Purdue University faculty members comply with Hatch peer-review procedures and for the quality of reporting submitted to REEport.
The following resource documents may be helpful to faculty members:
Grant Projects Initiation Instructions
Annual / Final Reporting:
USDA-NIFA Online Reporting Portal:
For more information contact:
Senior Associate Director of Ag Research and Assistant Dean of Agriculture
Mission Programs and Stakeholder Relations
Agriculture Research at Purdue