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Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.221
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 18, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Erin Riley

For grants management or budget questions:
Susan Bowman


The Tribal Colleges Education Equity (TCEG) Grants Program provides funding to 1994 Tribal Colleges to help build education capacity in the food, agricultural, natural resource, and human sciences (FANH) for American Indian students.

Projects should reflect the National Institute of Food and Agriculture critical needs areas.

  • Development of sustainable energy
  • Increased global food security
  • Adaptation and mitigation of agriculture and natural resources to global climate change
  • Reduction of childhood and adolescent obesity
  • Improved food safety

Priorities include:

  • Curricula design and materials development
  • Faculty development and teacher preparation
  • Student experiential learning
  • Equipment and instrumentation for teaching
  • Student recruitment and retention
  • Instruction delivery systems and strategic partnerships

TCEG also focuses on development of leadership skills, knowledge, and qualities that are necessary to prepare students for agricultural and related careers in the private sector, government, and academia. Teaching applications must incorporate a leadership development component to equip students with technical and leadership abilities upon graduation.


Applications will be accepted from eligible 1994 Tribal Colleges.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated total program funding: $3,400,000

Award amounts and expected number of awards were not provided.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Children and youth · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Obesity and weight control · Public health

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