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USDA Agricultural Workforce Training Grants Program

Updated: May 13, 2019


USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture invites applications from community, junior, and technical colleges, workforce development organizations, and partners to apply for up to $500,000 for curriculum development for workforce training in the agricultural sciences. Curriculum development includes and is not limited to, creation of curriculum and instructional delivery systems, pilot testing/implementation of curriculum and delivery methods, development of assessment tools, and evaluation.


Applications must target one of six priority areas:

  • plant health and production and plant products

  • animal health and production and animal products

  • food safety, nutrition, and health

  • bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;

  • agriculture systems and technology

  • agriculture economics and rural communities.

Funds may be used for participant stipends and travel; provider personnel salaries; software; supplies, curricula, and other costs of workforce training.


FY19 Letter of Intent Deadline: June 11, 2019.

Application Deadline: August 22, 2019.


Learn more at: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-education-workforce-development