Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will:
(1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better

credit:


working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.
Related Programs

Higher Education Challenge Grants

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $4,500,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applications may be submitted by: (a) U. S. public or private nonprofit colleges and universities offering a baccalaureate or first professional degree in at least one discipline or area of the food and agricultural sciences; (b) land-grant colleges and universities, (including land grant institutions in the Insular Areas); (c) colleges and universities having significant minority enrollments and a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences; and (d) other colleges and universities having a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences.

An applicant also must meet the definition of an Eligible Institution/Organization as stated in this RFA (see Part VIII, E., Definitions).

For the purposes of this program, the individual branches of a State university or other system of higher education that are separately accredited as degree-granting institutions are treated as separate institutions, and are therefore eligible for HEC awards.

Separate branches or campuses of a college or university that are not individually accredited as degree-granting institutions are not treated as separate institutions.

An institution eligible to receive an award under this program includes a research foundation maintained by an eligible college or university.

Accreditation must be by an agency or association recognized by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Education.



Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/higher-education-challenge-hec-grants-program

Contact:
NIFA Help Desk Phone: 202-401-5048 Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

Agency Email Description:
If you have any questions related to preparing application content

Agency Email:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2017-03-30

Application Due Date:
2017-05-30

Archive Date:
2017-06-29



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