The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Science and Education Resources Development (SERD). Multicultural Alliances Programs P.S. Benepal. What we’ll discuss. Multicultural Alliances Competitive Programs.
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Education, and Extension Service
Science and Education
Multicultural Alliances Programs
Multicultural Alliances Competitive Programs
Grant Programs Focus:
The focus of the grant programs is to develop infrastructure and capacity in teaching, research and extension at the Minority Serving Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Research Program1890 Extension Program
1890 Facilities Grants Program
Tribal Colleges Endowment Fund
Tribal Colleges Equity Grants Program
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Grants Program
Purpose: Build institutional research and teaching capacity at 1890 Land-Grant Universities (FY2006 Funding – $12.2 million)
Teaching: Curricula Design, Faculty Preparation, Instruction Delivery Systems, Scientific Instrumentation, Student Experiential Learning, Student Recruitment and Retention
Research: Studies and Experimentation in Food and Agricultural Sciences, Centralized Research Support Systems, Technology Delivery Systems, Other Creative Proposals
Impact: 1890 Universities are: 1) visible partners in the training of national and international students; 2) contributing to cutting-edge academic and scientific developments; 3) increasing the pool of well-trained, culturally diverse people for the food and agricultural science workforce.
Purpose:To assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions in conducting research that addresses high priority agricultural concerns of tribal, national or multi-state significance (FY 2006 Funding – $1 million)
Each proposal must include documentation of cooperation with at least one 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant Institution
Targeted Areas: Investigative and analytical studies in the food and agricultural sciences
Impact: Provided funding for projects investigating: native plants for human nutrition, bison management, medicinal crops, water quality, forestry and rangeland management.
Purpose: To provide non-formal education through Tribal Colleges and Universities to help meet the needs of Native American people and to provide essential services to their communities. (FY 2006 Funding– $3.2 million)
Extension programming in the areas of: Community and economic development; agriculture and natural resources management; family and youth development; & volunteer development; nutrition, diet, & health.
Program Impacts: Increased tourism opportunities on reservations; expertise development in land restoration; improved financial management skills; enhanced nutrition education
Purpose: To establish and conduct extension education programs on Indian Reservations and tribal jurisdictions (FY2006 Funding – $1.9 million)
Annual awards are made to 1862 Land-Grant Institutions for projects that are initially selected on a competitive basis and periodically reviewed.
Targeted Areas: Develop training and education programs in: range management, animal health and production, natural resource management, youth development, entrepreneurship and safe food handling.
Program Impacts: Improved livestock profits during drought; greater business opportunities for tribal artisans; youth involvement in horsemanship; reestablished native grasses on tribal land.
Purpose: To promote and strengthen HSI’s to produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation’s food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce. (FY2006 Funding – $5.9 million)
Eligibility: 2- or 4-year college or university with at least 25% Hispanic student enrollment
Targeted Areas: Faculty Preparation, Curricula Design, Materials Development and Library Resources, Instruction Delivery Systems, Scientific Instrumentation – Teaching, Student Recruitment and Retention
Program Impacts: Cross-trained students in food and culinary sciences; new courses in landscape irrigation; upgraded food chemistry laboratories; development of new nutrition programs
Education and Extension Service
Higher Education Programs
National Program Leader,
Science, Education and
Higher education programs – functional areas
Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Grants
Scholarships to recruit and retain diverse students in at least one discipline of the food and agricultural sciences (Baccalaureate or DVM level)
National Needs Graduate Fellowships Grants
Fellowships to recruit students in critical, national need areas in the food and agricultural sciences (M.S. and Ph.D. studies)
National Awards Program for Excellence in College and
University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural
Higher Education Challenge Grants Program
Targeted Areas of Support
Non-Federal dollar for dollar match required
Resident Instruction in Insular Areas Higher
Education Grants Program
Targeted Areas of Support
Recognize innovative teaching improvement