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

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Assistance Listing: 10.216
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Aug 30, 2023

Rizana Mahroof

David Wagner


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 research and development in support of food and agricultural sciences.

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, climate change
  • Bioenergy, biofuel, and natural resources
  • Rural communities for the 21st century - expanded opportunities for small businesses and small farms
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Workforce development
  • Climate smart agriculture

Eligible applicants are 1890 Land-Grant Institutions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Award floor: $150,000
Project period: 12-36 months depending on the project type
Estimated total program funding: $28,000,000

Application process

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

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 · Obesity and weight control · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources

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