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Tribal Colleges Extension Program: Special Emphasis

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.517
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jun 28, 2024

Janyce Woodard

Ara Staab


The Tribal Colleges Extension Special Emphasis Program provides funding for extension projects at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. Special emphasis projects allow extension offices to be responsive to community needs through projects that address youth, agriculture, economic development, or other issues important to stakeholders.

Projects that incorporate social and behavioral sciences are encouraged in order to address the challenges facing agriculture and rural communities, 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; and alleviating poverty by fostering economic opportunity.

Previous projects have addressed:

  • Tribal youth development
  • Workforce training for tribal communities
  • Rural development and community counseling for opioids and other factors that affect rural communities
  • Rural prosperity, safety, and economic development through healthy communities
  • Access to a safe, nutritious, and secure food supply
  • Stewardship of lands through extension and outreach
  • Other tribal priority areas that relate to agriculture and natural resources
  • Social and behavioral sciences

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

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000
Award floor: $60,000
Project period: 24 months
Anticipated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $1,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Families · Food security and nutrition · Obesity and weight control · Poverty · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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