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USDA Agricultural Workforce Training Grants Program

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.


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