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1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.216
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Apr 18, 2019

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

For grants management or budget questions:
Rochelle McCrea


This program (Short Title: CBG) provides grants to 1890 Land-Grant Institutions to support projects that strengthen teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences in the areas of curriculum design, materials development, and faculty development.

CBG is designed specifically to build the institutional teaching, research and extension capacities of the eligible institutions through cooperative programs with federal and non-federal entities. 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

Projects that integrate social and biological sciences to address many of the challenges facing agriculture and rural communities are a priority, such as:

  • Increasing global demand for food production in the face of limited natural resources
  • Improving health and reducing obesity by engaging in healthy lifestyles and consuming healthy diets
  • Alleviating poverty by fostering economic opportunity

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 number of awards: 55
Estimated total program funding: $18,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
African Americans · Community and economic development · 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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