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.