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 (SPECA) 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 the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in order to help ensure the existence of a workforce in the United States that's qualified to serve the FANH sciences system; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the FANH sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the FANH sciences.

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply: 
For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses, Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments, Other or Additional Information (See below), State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
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, January 13, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Victoria LeBeaux
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-SAECP-006187
CFDA number: 
10.226
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
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Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$858,500
Percent of Applications Funded: 
21%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
100 percent (%) match required