The New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) Competitive Grants Program RFA for fiscal year (FY) 2019 provides funding for a cooperative agreement that contributes to “Enhancing Electronic Extension (E3)" a national web-based information and education delivery system. E3 engages land-grant institutions and the Cooperative Extension Service to provide objective, scientific information to the public that answer questions and guide decisions. By creating web-based access to high-quality, non-duplicative, research-based information, E3 can help better serve the needs of the public seeking real-time information. In FY 2019, NIFA plans to support E3 strategic direction in providing leadership for innovation and technology that advances education through the promotion of CES growth and competencies.
Applications may be submitted by Extension Directors of 1862 land-grant institutions and 1890 land-grant institutions, including Central State University, Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University, and the University of the District of Columbia. Only these institutions are eligible to submit an application and receive a NTAE award.