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NIFA Empowers Indian Country Educators, Students, and Tribes

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides funding to schools, tribes, businesses, and organizations in Indian Country to improve life for Native Americans. NIFA support includes grants to the 1994 Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and Universities to support teaching, community outreach, and research. The “1994s” take special care to include culturally relevant curriculum and programs to help Native Americans carry on their proud cultural and historical identity. In addition, NIFA’s Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program supports extension agents who provide community-based learning on reservations to help citizens grow their economy, improve their health, and build food security. Research projects address relevant agricultural and environmental issues on reservations.

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