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Capacity Building Program for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.326
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nov 22, 2021

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Peter Motavalli

Donna Hiatt

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This program provides grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture to assist in maintaining and expanding their capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach/extension activities related to food, agriculture, renewable resources, and similar disciplines.

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

Grant types include:

  • Regular Grants: Support a specified level of effort for a predetermined project period without the announced intention of providing additional support at a future date
  • Planning Activity/Conference: Facilitate strategic planning session(s) required of faculty, industry, professional association, community leaders, or other necessary participants for the specific purpose of developing a formal plan leading to a subsequent submission of a collaborative grant
  • Collaborative Grants: Support projects with at least one additional partner or a multi-partner approach

Applications may be submitted by Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture certified by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the time of application.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Award floor: $30,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated total program funding: $4,800,000

Award amounts depend on the project type.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Networking and collaboration · Obesity and weight control · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Research methods and resources

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