This evaluation report presents findings from the second-year of the meta-evaluation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) collaborative projects funded through the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Grants Program.
The HSIs Collaboration 2014 Yearbook showcases the students participating in seven collaboration projects from forty institutions. Fifty-five percent of the students are female and 46.9 percent are first generation college students. Together, participant students speak 14 languages in addition to English, which about 98 percent reported that they speak well or very well.
Small Farms program hosts webinars to assist stakeholders in the grants application process.
The Agriculture Act of 2014 funds the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) at $20 million per year for each of the years 2014-2018.
This REEport Newsletter provides an update on recent REEport releases, clarification of FTE calculations, and an update on financial reporting. It also explains and a change in REEport customer service staff and an effort underway to improve REEport reporting guidelines.
Presentation by Dr. Irma Lawrence on NIFA and the Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Ed-Facts shares information about new initiatives and activities of the Division of Community and Education (DOCE) and highlight the impacts of past projects.
On January 28, 2014, the NIFA 1890 Program team conducted a NIFA-wide listening session regarding 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grant Program (1890 CBG).
In 2008, the 1890s Capacity Building program administered a total of $11,434,000 to 44 research and teaching projects at 1890 land-grant universities. Output and outcome data were analyzed for 30 of these projects, which ended in 2013. These 30 projects resulted in direct support for 631 students and indirect support for 10, 053 students at the 18 1890 Institutions.
Presentation by Henry M. Doan, Ph.D. to the Hispanic PD Meeting on January, 10, 2014.