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Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.228
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mar 5, 2024

Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard

Dorissel Resto


This program provides grants to promote and strengthen the ability of Alaska Native-Serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions to carry out education, applied research, and extension community development programs.

The program supports:

  • Activities of collaborative membership of Alaska Native-Serving or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions to enhance educational equity for underrepresented students
  • Strengthening institutional education capacities, including libraries, curriculum, faculty, scientific instrumentation, instruction delivery systems, and student recruitment and retention, in order to respond to identified state, regional, national, or international educational needs in the food, agricultural sciences
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for careers related to food and agricultural sciences and beginning with the mentoring of students from K-12, and continuing with the provision of financial support for students through their attainment of a doctoral degree
  • Cooperative initiatives between at least 2 or more Alaska Native-Serving or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions, which may work in cooperation with one or more other entities including units of State government and private sector organizations, to maximize the development and use of resources, such as faculty, facilities, and equipment, to improve food and agricultural science education program

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 public and private, nonprofit Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions of higher education.

Geographic coverage
Hawaii and Alaska
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,500,000
Award floor: $150,000
Project period: 36-48 months
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $7,787,050

Application process

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

Applicant webinar
(Registration required)
January 17, 2024
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Obesity and weight control · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Alaska · Hawaii

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