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Tribal Colleges Extension Program - Capacity Applications

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.517
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jun 7, 2022

Grants to build extension program capacity at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, address special needs, take advantage of important opportunities, and/or demonstrate long-term sustained benefits of extension projects at tribal colleges. Funding will support one or more extension program areas including agriculture; community resources and economic development; family development and resource management; 4-H and youth development; leadership and volunteer development; natural resources and environmental management; and nutrition, diet and health.

Strategies include:

  • Support informal education to increase food and agricultural literacy of youth and adults
  • Promote science-based agricultural literacy by increasing understanding and use of food and agricultural science data, information, and programs
  • Build science-based capability in people to engage audiences and enable informed decision making
  • Develop new applications of instructional tools and curriculum structures that increase technical competency and ensure global competitiveness
  • Offer non-formal learning programs that increase accessibility to new audiences at the rate at which new ideas and technologies are tested and/or developed at the community-scale
  • Develop programs that increase public knowledge and citizen engagement leading to actions that protect or enhance the nations' food supply, agricultural productivity, environmental quality, community vitality, and/or public health and well-being

Applications may only be submitted by tribal colleges and universities designated as 1994 Land-Grant Institutions by legislation.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The available funding is approximately $9,500,000. USDA has not committed to fund any particular application or to make a specific number of awards; however, the expectation is that each 1994 institution that submits an extension capacity grant will receive funding, so long as the application is of sufficient quality.

Application process

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

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Families · Food security and nutrition

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