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1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.216
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Apr 16, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Antonio McLaren, Ed.D.

For grants management or budget questions:
Stephanie Freeman


This program (Short Title: CBG) provides grants to 1890 Land-Grant Institutions to support projects that strengthen the research, teaching, and extension capacity needed to advance fundamental sciences, as well as translational research and development in support of agriculture.

The program goals are:

  • To advance the cultural diversity of the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences workforce by attracting and educating more students from underrepresented groups
  • To strengthen linkages among the 1890 institutions, other colleges and universities, USDA, other federal agencies, and private industry
  • To enhance and strengthen the quality of teaching/education, research, and extension programs at 1890 institutions to more readily establish them as full partners in the U.S. FANH sciences higher education system

Priority areas include:

  • Human health, obesity as it relates to nutrition, and human sciences
  • Food safety
  • Water quality
  • Global food security and agricultural biosecurity
  • Youth development
  • Family and consumer sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Bioenergy, biofuel, and natural resources
  • Rural communities for the 21st century - expanded opportunities for small businesses and small farms
  • Sustainable agriculture

Eligible applicants are 1890 Land-Grant Institutions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $600,000
Award floor: $100,000
Project period: Up to 3 years depending on the project type
Estimated total program funding: $22,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Black or African American · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Minorities · Obesity and weight control · Poverty · Research methods and resources

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