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The Cooperative State Research,

Education, and Extension Service

Science and Education

Resources Development

(SERD)

Multicultural Alliances Programs

P.S. Benepal

what we ll discuss
What we’ll discuss

Multicultural Alliances Competitive Programs

  • 1890 Institution Teaching and Research Capacity Building Grants Program
  • Tribal Colleges Research Program
  • Tribal Colleges Extension Program
  • Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Education Grants Program
multicultural alliances
Multicultural Alliances

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

multicultural alliances programs
Multicultural Alliances Programs

1890 Research Program1890 Extension Program

  • 1890 Institutions Teaching and Research Capacity Building Grants Program

1890 Facilities Grants Program

Tribal Colleges Endowment Fund

Tribal Colleges Equity Grants Program

  • Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program
  • Tribal Colleges Extension Program
  • Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program

Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Grants Program

  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program
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1890 Capacity Building Grants Program

Purpose: Build institutional research and teaching capacity at 1890 Land-Grant Universities (FY2006 Funding – $12.2 million)

Targeted Areas:

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.

tribal colleges research grant program
Tribal Colleges Research Grant Program

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.

tribal colleges extension program
Tribal Colleges Extension Program

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)

Targeted Areas:

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

federally recognized tribes extension program
Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program

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.

hispanic serving institutions hsi education grants program
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program

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

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For Further Information:

Visit: www.csrees.usda.gov

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The Cooperative State Research,

Education and Extension Service

Higher Education Programs

Jeffrey Gilmore,

National Program Leader,

Science, Education and

Resource Development

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What we’ll discuss

Higher education programs – functional areas

  • Information and Outreach
    • Food and Agricultural Education Information System (FAEIS)
    • Employment Outlook Survey and Report
  • Human Capital and Expertise Development
    • Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Grants Program
    • National Needs Graduate Fellowships Grants Program
    • Excellence in University Teaching Awards Program
  • Institutional Enhancement of Teaching Programs
    • Higher Education Challenge Grants Program
    • Resident Instruction in the Insular Areas Grants Program
information and outreach
Information and Outreach
  • Food and Agricultural Education Information System (FAEIS) http://faeis.usda.gov
  • Enrollment, graduation and placement information for university and government agencies; collects and reports student minority, multicultural and gender information
  • Employment Opportunities for College Graduates in the Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources System, 2005-2010http://faeis.ahnrit.vt.edu/supplydemand/2005-2010/
  • Survey of employment opportunities for students in the food and agricultural sciences.
human capital and expertise development
Human Capital and Expertise Development

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)

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Human Capital and Expertise Development

National Awards Program for Excellence in College and

University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural

Sciences

  • Annually honors a select group of exemplary educators
  • Teacher nominees must be employed by a college or university which confers a baccalaureate or higher degree in at least one area of the food and agricultural sciences
  • Nominees compete in New Teacher, Regional and National categories
  • Awards include either a $2,000 or $5,000 educational stipend, engraved plaque, and travel expenses to address Regional Teaching Improvement Workshops
  • Recognition made annually during the NASULGC meetings
institutional enhancement of teaching programs
Institutional Enhancement of Teaching Programs

Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

Eligibility:

  • U.S. colleges and universities offering a baccalaureate or first professional degree in the food and agricultural sciences

Targeted Areas of Support

  • Recognize innovative teaching improvement projects in:
    • Curricula Design – Materials Development
    • Faculty Preparation and Teaching Enhancement
    • Instruction Delivery Systems
    • Student Experiential Learning
    • Student Recruitment and Retention

Non-Federal dollar for dollar match required

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Institutional Enhancement of Teaching Programs

Resident Instruction in Insular Areas Higher

Education Grants Program

Eligibility:

  • Insular Area colleges and universities offering a postsecondary degree in the food and agricultural sciences in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau; and the Virgin Islands of the United States.
institutional enhancement of teaching programs2
Institutional Enhancement of Teaching Programs

Targeted Areas of Support

Recognize innovative teaching improvement

projects in:

  • Curricula Design – Materials Development
  • Faculty Preparation and Teaching Enhancement
  • Instruction Delivery Systems
  • Scientific Instrumentation for Teaching
  • Student Experiential Learning
  • Student Recruitment and Retention