USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Agricultural Facilities at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Media Contact: Selina Meiners, 202-734-9376

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to enhance food, agricultural, natural resource and human science facilities and equipment at 1890 land-grant institutions. Funding is made through NIFA’s 1890 Facilities Grants Program (FGP).

The 1890 FGP facilitates the full participation of 1890 land-grant institutions in the research, extension and education enterprises of the higher education system.
Applications may only be submitted by the 19 current 1890 Land-Grant Institutions: Alabama A&M University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Southern University, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Lincoln University, Alcorn State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Central State University, Langston University, South Carolina State University, Tennessee State University, Prairie View A&M University, Virginia State University, and West Virginia State University.   
Eligible applicants must submit a Five-Year Plan of Work (POW) that covers fiscal years 2018 through 2022. NIFA will issue new awards on a continuation basis. A continuation award is an award by which NIFA agrees to a specified level of effort for a predetermined period of time with a statement of intention to provide additional support at a future date, provided that performance has been satisfactory, appropriations are available for this purpose, and continued support would be in the best interest of the federal government and the public.
There is $19 million in available funding to support 1890 FGP programming. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. EST, April 6, 2018. Please see the funding opportunity for details.
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