Request for Non-Land-Grant College of Agriculture Designation

The following form can be used for institutions to electronically request designation as Non-Land-Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCA). The form has been revised in accordance with the provisions included in Section 7102 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub.L. 115-334). Please note that all institutions certified prior to December 21, 2018 must reapply for certification and meet the new criteria for NLGCA certification. For more information on changes to the NLGCA designation process, please see (ADD LINK to FR Notice). Within 30 days of submitting this form, NIFA will provide the Administrative Point of Contact specified on the form with a certification or a response indicating why certification is being denied. Land-grant institutions are not eligible to receive this designation.

The Administrative Point of Contact should not be a faculty member and should be someone in an administrative office at the institutional level who can keep this information on hand and accessible over time.
Is the institution a public college or university? This field is required.
Is the institution a Land-Grant Institution (1862, 1890, 1994)? This field is required.
Does the institution grant a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree in Food, Agriculture, or Natural Resources? This field is required.
If you selected Other and your program does not fit into the Areas of Study for NLGCA eligibility as defined by the 2018 Farm Bill, please fill in the last three fields of this form to request consideration for inclusion. To select multiple options, hold down the 'Ctrl' button and select all options that apply.
*For elaborated definitions for these Areas of Study, please see the Department of Education's Classification of Instructional Program website.
Please list the majors or degree granting programs affiliated with these areas of study (no more than five) and provide a webpage reference to the program.
If your program does not fit into the Areas of Study for NLGCA eligibility as defined in the 2018 Farm Bill, and you would like to request consideration for inclusion by the Secretary of Agriculture please submit the following:
If applicable, please use the Department of Education's Classification of Instructional Programs.
If applicable, please use the Department of Education's Classification of Instructional Programs.

By submitting this request electronically, I certify that I have the authority to make this request on behalf of my institution.