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50 grants awarded to promote learning in American Indian community

USDA NIFA grants total more than $5 million through two programs.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced grants to fund programs that promote learning, opportunity, and health within the American Indian community. The funding is made possible through two NIFA programs: the Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program and the Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program.

“1994 land-grant institutions are an important part of our educational and innovation system that underpins our nation’s food, agricultural, and natural resources enterprise,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “These grants support educators and extension specialists who engage with tribal communities by providing education and research-based knowledge.”

The Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) funds extension programs on American Indian reservations and tribal jurisdictions that address the unique needs and problems of American Indian tribal nations. The Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP) supports building institutional research capacity through projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation, or regional challenges.

In fiscal year 2017, NIFA awarded 50 grants totaling more than $5 million through the two programs.

Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, $84,000
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, $82,000
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $87,000
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $82,000
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $81,000
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $80,000
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $80,000
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $79,000
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $79,000
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, $70,000
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, $87,000
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, $87,000
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, $82,000
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, $71,679
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, $80,000
  • Regents of the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, $87,000
  • Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, $80,000
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, $88,000
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, $81,000
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, $80,000
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, $79,000
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada, $82,000
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada, $70,000
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada, $70,000
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, $79,000
  • North Carolina State University, Cherokee, North Carolina, $79,000
  • North Dakota State University, New Town, North Dakota, $83,000
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, $70,000
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, $70,000
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, $68,580
  • Oregon State University Extension Service, Corvallis, Oregon, $81,000
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Polytech Inst., Blacksburg, Virginia, $70,000
  • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, $89,490
  • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, $84,000
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, $84,000
  • University of Wyoming, Fort Washakie, Wyoming, $88,000

Project details can be found at the NIFA website.

 

Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

  • Tohono O’odham Community College, Sells, Arizona, $59,954
  • Dine’ College, Tsaile, Arizona, $220,000
  • Bay Mills Community College, Brimley, Michigan, $216,079
  • Aaniiih Nakoda College, Harlem, Montana, $200,000
  • Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana, $200,000
  • Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency, Montana, $220,000
  • Little Priest Tribal College, Winnebago, Nebraska, $59,174
  • Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, New Mexico, $220,000
  • Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, $60,000
  • Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, New Town, North Dakota, $95,000
  • College of the Muscogee Nation, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, $60,000
  • Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington, $220,000
  • Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington, $190,182
  • College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, Wisconsin, $219,689

Project details can be found at the NIFA website.

Source: USDA NIFA

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