Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 10, 2014 (Thursday)
Award Amount$ 30,000 - $ 750,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Education
Eligible Applicants
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others - Applications may be submitted by: (a) U.S. public or private nonprofit colleges and universities offering a baccalaureate or first professional degree in at least one discipline or area of the food and agricultural sciences; (b) land-grant colleges and universities, (including land grant institutions in the Insular Areas); (c) colleges and universities having significant minority enrollments and a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences; and (d) other colleges and universities having a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences.

Program Description

Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-NIFA-CGP-004425
Funding Opportunity TitleHigher Education Challenge Grants Program
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Education
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateJanuary 24, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateApril 10, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Archive DateMay 10, 2014 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 4,770,000
Award Amount$ 30,000 - $ 750,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.217 - Higher Education - Institution Challenge Grants Program

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others - Applications may be submitted by: (a) U.S. public or private nonprofit colleges and universities offering a baccalaureate or first professional degree in at least one discipline or area of the food and agricultural sciences; (b) land-grant colleges and universities, (including land grant institutions in the Insular Areas); (c) colleges and universities having significant minority enrollments and a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences; and (d) other colleges and universities having a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteHigher Education Challenge Grants Program
ContactOffice: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIFA Help Desk
Phone: 202-401-5048
Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

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