Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA)

Program: 
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program | Aquaculture | Sustainable Development Programs | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs

The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in agriscience and agribusiness in order to help ensure the existence in the United States of a qualified workforce to serve the food and agricultural sciences system; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the food and agricultural sciences.

Eligibility Details

More Information on Eligibility: 
Applications may only be submitted by: (1) public secondary schools, (2) public or private nonprofit junior and community colleges, (3) institutions of higher education, or (4) nonprofit organizations (Attach IRS 501(c)(3) status under R&R ‘Other Project Information’ Field 12 Other Attachments).

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 13, 2015

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Victoria LeBeaux
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-SAECP-004897
CFDA number: 
10.226
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
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Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$900,000
Percent of Applications Funded: 
21%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
100 percent (%) match required