Friday, September 28, 2012

Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking applications from select U.S. public or private, nonprofit colleges/universities for its program intended
"... to increase the number and diversity of students who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in the food and agricultural sciences, and for FY 2013, encourage study in areas that contribute to any of the five NIFA Priority Areas [1. Food Security and Hunger; 2. Climate Change; 3. Sustainable Energy; 4. Childhood Obesity; 5. Food Safety]; and ... to enhance the quality of postsecondary instruction in order to help meet current and future national food and agricultural sciences workplace needs ..." 
NIFA anticipates having approximately $4,770,000 in total available grant funds for the program in Fiscal Year 2013 with an award ceiling of $750,000.

Applications Due By: February 8, 2013

Find Out More

Questions may be directed to Mr. P. Gregory Smith who is the National Education Program Leader of the Institute of Youth, Family and Community, a unit of the Division of Community and Education of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture at 202 720 1973; fax: 202 720 2030; e-mail:

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