Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas

 

The purpose of this program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Insular Area Institutions to carry out teaching and education programs within a broadly defined arena of food and agricultural sciences-related disciplines. By strengthening institutional educational capacities in instruction and curriculum, and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning, NIFA intends that this program will help Insular Area Institutions meet their unique needs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
USDA-NIFA-RIGP-005699
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Grant
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applications may only be submitted by eligible institutions. For the purposes of the RIIA grants program, an eligible institution means an institution of higher education, as defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1995 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)), that’s located in an Insular Area and that has a demonstrable capacity to carry out teaching and extension programs in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human sciences. All public or non-profit 2yr and 4yr accredited institutions of higher education that offer certificate/degree programs in food, agriculture, natural resources and human sciences are eligible. Individual Land Grant colleges and universities, and other institutions that have secured Land Grant status through Federal legislation, and which are located in Insular Areas are automatically eligible for awards under the RIIA grants program as direct individual applicants. The eight insular areas are: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Virgin Islands of the United States.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Deadlines
04/07/2016
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NIFA Help Desk
Phone: 202-401-5048
Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays
Website Address
http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/resident-instruction-grants-program-institutions-higher-education-insular-areas
E-mail Address
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Financial Information
Obligations
$1,151,000.00