Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 3, 2014 (Thursday)
Award AmountUp to $ 300,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Education
Eligible Applicants
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others - 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).

Program Description

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

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-NIFA-SAECP-004424
Funding Opportunity TitleSecondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom 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 3, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Archive DateMay 3, 2014 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 900,000
Award AmountUp to $ 300,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.226 - Secondary and Two-Year Postsecondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grants

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others - 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).

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteSecondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom 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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