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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support to Build Educational Capacity at Tribal Institutions

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to promote post-secondary education at the 1994 Land-grant Institutions (1994s) and increase educational opportunities for American Indians. Funding is made through NIFA’s Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program (TCEG).

The TCEG program seeks to enhance educational capacity in the food, agricultural, natural resource and human (FANH) sciences for American Indian institutions by focusing on six legislatively mandated priorities: curricula design and materials development, faculty development and teacher preparation, student experiential learning, equipment and instrumentation for teaching, student recruitment and retention, and instruction delivery systems and strategic partnerships.

Applications may only be submitted by 1994 Land-grant Institutions.

There is $3.4 million in available funding to support TCEG programs. The deadline for applications is May 18, 2018. Please see the

funding opportunity for details.

NIFA’s mission is to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. NIFA’s investments in transformative science directly support the long-term prosperity and global preeminence of U.S. agriculture. To learn more about NIFA’s impact on agricultural sciences, visit, sign up for email updates, or follow us on Twitter @USDA_NIFA, #NIFAImpacts.


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