Centers of Excellence at 1890 Institutions (1890 COEs)


Funding Opportunity ID:328855
Opportunity Number:USDA-NIFA-1890COE-007732
Opportunity Title:Centers of Excellence at 1890 Institutions (1890 COEs)
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):10.523
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Full applications may only be submitted by an individual or consortium of the nineteen 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University (as identified in the Second Morrill Act; 7 U.S.C 3221 et seq. ( 7 U.S.C. 321)). Grant recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply for the purpose of supporting the overall coordination and administration of the 1890 COE. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award. For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.
Agency Code:USDA-NIFA
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Posted Date:Aug 28, 2020
Close Date:Nov 18, 2020
Last Updated Date:Aug 28, 2020
Award Ceiling:$1,800,000
Award Floor:$1,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$5,760,000
Expected Number of Awards:4
Description:The intent of the 1890 COEs Program is to provide support for Centers of Excellence that were originally established in 2015 in conjunction with the 125th Anniversary of the Second Morrill Act of 1890. The 1890 COEs are hosted by 1890 Land-Grant Institutions with the goals of: 1) increasing profitability and rural prosperity in underserved farming communities; 2) addressing critical needs for enhanced international training and development; and 3) increasing diversity in the science, technology, engineering, agriculture and mathematics (STEAM) pipeline.

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