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1890 Institution Teaching, Research, and Extension Capacity Building Grants Program

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.216
Sponsors
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadlines
Sep 10, 2021
Contact

Manoharan Muthusamy, PhD
816.702.9676
manoharan.muthusamy@usda.gov

Purpose

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 and agricultural 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. food and agricultural 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
  • Positive 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
Eligibility

Eligible applicants are 1890 Land-Grant Institutions.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 12-36 months depending on the project type
Estimated total program funding: $24,693,760

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available on the program website and grants.gov.

Tagged as
Black or African American · Children and youth · 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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