New Beginnings for Tribal Students


Funding Opportunity ID: 326619
Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-TGP-007452
Opportunity Title: New Beginnings for Tribal Students
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.527
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Section 7120 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-334) amends the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3221 et seq.) to add section 1450, 7 U.S.C. § 3222e, to authorize the New Beginning for Tribal Students (NBTS) competitive grants program. General Provision 773 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-94) provided $5 million in discretionary funds to carry out this program. This legislation authorized the Secretary to make competitive grants to land-grant colleges and universities to provide support targeted at Tribal students. Land-grant colleges and universities includes 1862, 1890 and 1994 land-grant institutions. You can find a link to the Land-Grant colleges and Universities here: Tribal student is defined in this legislation as a student at a land-grant college or university that is a member of an Indian tribe as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C 5304). The maximum amount allowable per state is $500,000 per year.
Agency Code: USDA-NIFA
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Posted Date: Apr 28, 2020
Close Date: Jun 12, 2020
Last Updated Date: Apr 28, 2020
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The New Beginning for Tribal Students makes competitive grants to land-grant colleges and universities to provide identifiable support specifically targeted for Tribal students. A land-grant college or university that receives this grant will use funds for, but not limited to, support of Tribal students for articulation agreements with 1994’s; dual credit programs; recruiting; tuition and related fees; experiential learning; student services, including tutoring; counseling; academic advising; and other student services that would increase the retention and graduation rate of Tribal students enrolled at the land-grant college or university, as determined by the Secretary. The maximum one state can receive is $500,000 per year.
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