Both FMLFPP and RFSP are competitive and undergo peer reviews prior to awarding funding. Grant reviewers help AMS select the best applicants. Reviewers are chosen from the public and private sectors for specific grant programs based on knowledge, education, and experience. Reviewers use their expertise to objectively evaluate and score applications against published evaluation criteria. Reviewers gain understanding of the grant-making process and have the opportunity to network with colleagues that often share common backgrounds and interests. Stipends are available!
Consider signing up to be a reviewer: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/peer-review