DHS S&T Launches $100,000 Prize Competition to Support Future National Bio and Agro Defense Facility

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today launched the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) “Think and Do Challenge,” a prize competition that seeks ideas to leverage NBAF resources in order to conduct research to protect the Nation’s animal agricultural industry and public health.

S&T will award up to $100,000 to help fund the development or implementation of winning submissions through the NBAF “Think and Do Challenge,” under the authority of the America COMPETES Act.

“The NBAF will open in 2022, but we are laying the groundwork now for its future success,” said DHS S&T Undersecretary Dr. Reginald Brothers. “The Think and Do Challenge is a catalyst for developing a sound plan and smart strategy to enable the new laboratory to leverage and build upon existing resources and capabilities to better protect the nation’s livestock and public health.”

Interested in learning more? Read the full S&T Press Release.