Outside of the Land-Grant University System, many colleges and universities offer strong agricultural education programs. NIFA supports agricultural programs at eligible institutions through the Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) Program.
Non-land-grant institutions must first be certified by the NLGCA program to be eligible to apply for NLGCA program funds. In order to be eligible for this program, an institution must satisfy the eligibility requirements for NLGCA designation, request the designation and be certified by NIFA. To view a list of certified NLGCA institutions, visit NIFA-20-001 Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) List. Please visit the NIFA-19-005 NLGCA Eligibility Flow Chart resource to determine whether or not an institution is eligible to be designated as a NLGCA as defined in the 2018 Farm Bill. The request for designation form can be found on the Request for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture Designation resource page.