Department of Agriculture Issues Grants for 58 Research Projects at HBCUs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an investment of over $21.8 million to 1890 Land-grant Institutions to support research at historically Black colleges and universities. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded grants to support 58 projects at HBCUs in the nation’s Land-grant University System.

The grants are designed to build capacity for teaching, research, and extension activities at eligible institutions including curriculum design, materials development, faculty development, student recruitment and retention, and extension program development support. This research investment will strengthen the quality and diversity of our nation’s higher-education workforce, bolster our research and knowledge delivery systems, and equip 1890 Institutions with the resources needed to better address emerging challenges and create new opportunities.

“Our 1890 Land-grant universities are an integral part of our nation’s fabric,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “As USDA continues to work tirelessly to advance equity and provide greater access to nutritious and safe food for all Americans, especially to historically disadvantaged groups, this investment will strengthen the ability of our Land-grant Institutions to deliver innovative solutions that address emerging agricultural challenges impacting diverse communities. We are pleased to be able to build the research and training capacity of these critical institutions as they develop the next generation of leaders in agriculture.”

A full list of the grant projects is available here.

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