This grant supports community-based education at the federally recognized tribal colleges. Through this funding, the 1994 Land-Grants touch the lives of reservation youth, farmers and families with activities that enhance health, promote prosperity and support learning.
The Tribal College Extension grant program allows the 1994 Land-Grants to create extension offices for their reservation communities. Each extension office works with reservation communities to build programs that target local needs. The result is a diversified and targeted outreach. Reservation youth participate in fun activities in a safe environment. Farmers and ranchers gain science-based insights to improve their productivity.
Financial literacy training enhances rural reservation economies. The 1994 Land-Grants also provide culture-centered family activities to restore Native languages, traditions and agriculture. Within this grant program are two types of funds: Capacity grants and Special Emphasis. Capacity grants fund an entire Extension office which can have many mission areas and clients. Special Emphasis are targeted, short-term pilot projects that allow Extension educators to explore new ways to better serve their community.
Tribal Colleges Extension Program Capacity and Special Emphasis Webinar (recorded May 19, 2022)