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Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.223
Sponsors
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadlines
Jan 30, 2020
Contact

Program contact:
Dr. Irma Lawrence
202.720.2082
ilawrence@nifa.usda.gov

Financial and grants management contact:
SM.AMDAdministrativeContacts@usda.gov

Purpose

This program provides grants to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences.

Projects should be designed to:

  • Attract and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for careers related to the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in the United States
  • Enhance the quality of postsecondary instruction within the above disciplines
  • Provide opportunities and access to FANH careers in the public and private sectors
  • Align the efforts of HSIs and other nonprofit organizations to support academic development and career attainment of underrepresented groups

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
Eligibility

Eligible applicants are Hispanic-Serving Institutions. To be considered an HSI, institutions must have a minimum of 25% undergraduate full-time Hispanic enrollment.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: 2-4 years, depending on the type of project
Estimated total program funding: $8,800,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Hispanics and Latinos · Obesity and weight control · Poverty · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention



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