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Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.227
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Apr 23, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Erin Riley
(Office) 202.690.0402
(Mobile) 202.505.0361

For administrative or business questions:
Susan Bowman


The Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP) offers grants to tribal colleges and universities for research projects that address concerns and needs of tribal and reservation communities, including projects that focus on health, environment, and agricultural production needs of remote reservation communities through research.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Enhance the institutional infrastructure and faculty expertise in planning and carrying out appropriate applied research projects that address concerns and needs of tribal and reservation communities
  • Forge better institutional and faculty collaborations with other Land-Grant Institutions as well as with USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and other research institutions of higher education
  • Address the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences concerns of reservation communities through scientific inquiry and discovery
  • Give American Indian students better prospects for employment and educational achievement by engaging them in laboratory and field research in the food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences

Eligible applicants are tribal colleges and universities designated as a 1994 Institution under the Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000
Award floor: $60,000
Project period: 2-3 years
Expected number of awards: 10
Total funding available: $1,700,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Food security and nutrition · Research methods and resources · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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