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  1. 1890 Extension ProgramsNorth Central & Southern Regions ANR Program Leaders MeetingDr. Edwin LewisNational Program LeaderUSDA/NIFA

  2. 1890 Extension Funding • 1890 Extension Capacity Funds (1444) • 1890 Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants Program • 1890 Facilities Program • EFNEP & RREA

  3. 1890 Extension (Sec 1444) • Funds appropriated under this section shall be used for expenses of conducting extension programs and activities, and for contributing to the retirement of employees. • 18 universities eligible through 2015 • Central State University is eligible in 2016

  4. 1890 Extension (Sec 1444) Funding range per institution in 2015: $1.18 million to $4.4 million 100% Match; potential 50% waiver

  5. 1890 Extension (Sec 1444) Range of Programs Small, limited resource farmers (crops & livestock) Urban Forestry Natural Resource Mgt Youth Leadership, STEM Family nutrition, health, well-being Community & Economic Development

  6. 1890 Extension (Sec 1444) Lincoln University Extension: The Innovative Small Farmers’ Outreach Program (ISFOP) helps underserved small farmers/ranchers to raise the level of efficiency on their farms while taking good care of the soil, water and the environment. Topics range from community gardening to keeping records. ISFOP also focuses on urban food production and helps limited-resource minority residents (including elderly) get access to fresh, nutritious produce.

  7. 1890 Extension - Reporting Plan of Work Annual Report

  8. 1890 Capacity Building Grants • Purpose - Competitive grants program to strengthen teaching, research and Extension programming at the 1890s • Diversifying agricultural workforce • Building critical partnership • Innovation • Funding - $19.3 million

  9. 2014 Applications Submitted

  10. 2014 Applications Funded

  11. 1890 CBG Extension Need Areas • Extension Program Development Support Systems (Training) • Extension Technology Upgrades • Extension Delivery/Methodology • Other Extension Initiatives

  12. Professional Development Option • Building institution capacity by investing in individual Faculty development • Sabbaticals, faculty exchanges, courses, etc. • Max award per application - $100,000

  13. 1890 CBG – Alcorn State University • Goal: Enhance the productivity of small farm crops in rural Mississippi through integration of plant disease diagnostics, research demonstrations, training programs and extension efforts. • provide hands-on plant pathology education at ASU farms and participating farmers' fields; • integrate plant disease diagnosis into extension services; develop plant disease diagnosis training module

  14. 1890 CBG – Reporting • Anticipated impacts (in application) • Annual Reports • Final Report

  15. 1890 Facilities Purpose - Intended for the acquisition and improvement of agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment, including libraries. Equipment (computers, software Land Buildings Vehicles (tractors, combines, etc.) The expenditure of funds awarded under these grants are limited to and other related costs which are or will be used in the administration and conduct of approved research, teaching and extension activities. 

  16. 1890 Facilities Funding range per institution in 2015: $700K to $1.5 million 20% Extension, 20% Teaching, 20% Research, 40% as needed

  17. 1890 Facilities Southern University Ag Center & Livestock Arena

  18. 1890 Facilities - Reporting

  19. 1890 Facilities - Reporting Annual Reports Final Report

  20. Questions & Discussion