EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS: Lateral Entry: Strategies to Increase the Pool of Teachers Through Online Course Offerings; Enhancing Teachers and Students Hands-On Experience in Agricultural Biotechnology Through Summer Laboratory Workshops; Novel Protocols to Optimize Fertility Rate and Mass Propagation of Transgenic Hypoallergenic Peanuts; Biotic Integrity Index Development for Forested Ecosystems.
Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.||$ 500,000||   ||2020-05-01||2024-04-30|
|University Of Maryland Eastern Shore||$ 597,653||   ||2020-06-15||2023-06-14|
|Kentucky State University||$ 386,369||   ||2020-06-15||2023-06-14|
|Florida A & M University||$ 299,131||   ||2020-06-15||2023-06-14|
|Alabama A & M University||$ 598,094||   ||2020-06-01||2023-05-31|
|Alabama A & M University||$ 149,979||   ||2020-06-01||2023-05-31|
|North Carolina Agricultural And Technical State University||$ 149,920||   ||2020-06-01||2023-05-31|
|North Carolina Agricultural And Technical State University||$ 149,987||   ||2020-06-01||2023-05-31|
|Florida A & M University||$ 149,999||   ||2020-06-01||2023-05-31|
|Delaware State University||$ 599,353||   ||2020-06-01||2023-05-31|
Example of accomplishments: One university has established a degree program in Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering; another university has incorporated advanced technology into the degree programs in Environmental Science, Soil Science, Forestry, and Plant Science; one university has established a state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) laboratory; another university has established an interactive video conference classroom to deliver courses to students in rural communities at their local community college; a consortia of universities is preparing students for management positions with private sector industries and government agencies in domestic and global food and fiber distribution.
Uses and Use Restrictions
For teaching grants, funds may be used in the following targeted areas: (1) Curricula design and materials development; (2) faculty preparation and enhancement for teaching; (3) instruction delivery systems; (4) scientific instrumentation for teaching; (5) student experiential learning; and (6) student recruitment and retention.
For research grants, funds may be used to address high- priority research initiatives in areas where there is a present or anticipated need for increased capabilities and in which it is feasible for applicants to develop programs recognized for their excellence.
Research areas include, but are not limited to: (1) Studies and experimentation in food and agricultural sciences; (2) centralized research support systems; and (3) technology delivery systems.
The 1890 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University.
The 1890 land-Grant Institutions are: Alabama A&M University; Alcorn State University; University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Delaware State University; Florida A&M University; Fort Valley State University; Kentucky State University; Lincoln University (MO); Langston University; University of Maryland-Eastern Shore; North Carolina A&T State University; Prairie View A&M University; South Carolina State University; Southern University and A&M College; Tennessee State University; Virginia State University; and West Virginia State College.
The seventeen 1890 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University, non-1890 academic institutions, private industry, and the Department of Agriculture.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
All proposal solicitations are published on the Agency's Web site.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.
A-102 and E.O.
Formal proposals should be submitted to the Proposal Service Unit, CSREES, as outlined in the annual solicitation for applicat