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Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program

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The above map depicts the Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) that have current NIFA funding. To be recognized as an HSI, institutions must have a minimum of 25 percent Hispanic enrollment. Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs) are represented. In addition to the enrollment requirement, a HSACU must have an accredited agriculture-related program and at least 15 percent of the degrees awarded in agriculture over the two most recently completed academic years.

The number of total Hispanic Serving Institutions in the United States is growing as are the number of HSACUs. NIFA’s funding programs for these institutions contribute to the diversity of talented agricultural scientists through enhanced access to education, especially in agriculture and food sciences. HSI and HSACUs play an important role in NIFA’s education portfolio by supporting many institutions of higher learning in the Southwestern United States. Link to a list of HSCAUs.

NIFA's Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program is competitive. The grant promotes and strengthens HSIs and HSACUs so they can carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences, natural resources, and nutrition. Through this grant, these institutions build capacity, establish linkages with businesses and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, conduct outreach to Hispanic/Latino communities, develop new curricula, and meet local and national educational and workforce needs in agriculture.

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Collaborations

Year

School

Project Titles

2011-2014

Florida International University

Florida-Caribbean Consortium for Agriculture Education and Hispanic Workforce Development

2011-2014

New Mexico State University

Preparing Students for Career Paths with the USDA Forest Service

2011-2014

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

UPR-Mayaguez Center for Education and Training in Agricultural and Related Sciences (CETARS): Consolidating the Pipelie in Agriculture and Natural Resource from K-12 to the Field

2011-2014

Texas A&M University, Kingsville

STEP UP to USDA Career Success: Science, Technology and Environmental Programs for Undergraduate Preparation to USDA Career Success

2011-2014

University of Texas, El Paso

BGREEN - BuildingG a Regional Energy and Education Network: A Partnership to Integrate Efforts and Collaboration to Shape Tomorrow's Hispanic Sustainable Energy Leaders

2011-2014

Texas State University, San Marcos

Food Safety and Agroterroism Training: Educating Our Future Workforce

2011-2014

California State University, San Bernardino

Watershed Management Experiential Learning for USDA Careers

 

Reports on Collaboration Projects

 

STEAM Projects

Year

School

Project Title

2013

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

RISE: Pathways to Diversity in Food Science Careers

2013

Texas A&M University, Kingsville

The LEADERS Program: Learning, Enhancing, and Developing Experiential Research Skills

 

Regular Projects

Year

School

Project Titles

2013

Angelo State University

Developing Tomorrow's Meat and Food Scientists: A Program to Recruit and Retain Under-represented Students through Florida – Texas Consortium

2013

California State University, Northridge

Advancing Professional Competencies of Graduate Nutrition Students in the Area of Lactation Education

2013

CSU, San Bernardino

Ecological Restoration in a Changing World

2013

The University of Texas, Pan American

Curricula Development, Experiential Learning, Networking, and Agroecology for a diverse student clientele in South Texas (CENA)

2013

Dynamic Genome/USDA Summer Scholars

University of California, Riverside

2013

CSU, Fullerton

Expanding Opportunities for Hispanic Undergraduates through an Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE 2.0)

2013

El Paso Community College

EPCC GREEN Advantage Project

2013

University of Houston

Developing the Next Generation of Food Safety Leaders

2013

California State University, Fresno

Pathway to Agricultural Education: Recruitment, Preparation, and Careers

 

Career Preparation Institute at the AAHHE Conference

 

Contact Information

 

Irma Lawrence, National Program Leader, HSI Educational Grant Program

Josue Lopez, Program Specialist, HSI Education Grants Program

Cory Legall, Lead Program Assistant

 

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