Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
May 28th, 2024
Close Date
December 31st, 2024
Total Funding
$7,200,000.00
Award Ceiling
$2,500,000.00
Award Floor
$150,000.00
Expected No. Awards
11
Opportunity No.
USDA-NIFA-TCRGP-010673

Agency

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Agriculture

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has posted a federal grant notice for the Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program. This program aims to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in enhancing their institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and community, reservation, or regional challenges. The grants will be awarded through a competitive review process. To be eligible for this grant, Tribal Colleges or Universities designated as 1994s under the Equity Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 must apply. The eligible 1994s are listed in the grant notice. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply if they are necessary for the project. The grant program requires collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), a Non-Land-Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCA), or at least one forestry school funded under the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program. Projects in any discipline of the food, agricultural, or natural resource sciences can be proposed by eligible institutions. The grant program has an estimated total funding of $7,200,000, with an expected number of 11 awards. The award ceiling is $2,500,000, and the award floor is $150,000. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2024. For more information and to access the application, interested parties can visit the additional information URL provided in the grant notice. If you have any questions regarding the application content, you can contact NIFA Support during business hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, except federal holidays. The contact email is grantapplicationquestions@usda.gov. Please note that the grant notice also mentions that there are no restrictions on the number of applications that an eligible institution may submit for the FY 2024 program. However, there are specific limits on the number of awards that can be given to each institution for different project and grant types. Overall, the Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program provides an opportunity for Tribal Colleges to enhance their research capacity and address educational and community challenges in the food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences.

Description

This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), a Non-Land-Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCA), or at least one forestry school funded under the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program is a requirement. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food, agricultural or natural resource sciences.The technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2024 funding opportunity will be scheduled soon. Please visit again for more information.

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Title
Type
Grant