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SECONDARY AGRICULTURE EDUCATION CHALLENGE GRANTS PROGRAM
Higher Education Programs
Science and Education Resources Development
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Purpose: This is a new competitive grants program for FY 1999.
Authorization is contained in section 1417(j) of the National Agricultural
Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C.
3152(j)). The purpose of the program is to help ensure a qualified
workforce to serve the food and agricultural science system, to promote
excellence in education, and encourage more young Americans to pursue and
complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the food and agricultural
sciences. It is intended that projects supported under this program will
address local, state, regional, and/or national needs towards improving
secondary education and encourage systematic linkages between public
secondary schools and institutions of higher learning that will expand
secondary student's awareness and understanding of professional
opportunities in the food and agricultural industry.
Eligibility: Proposals may be submitted by any public secondary school.
For FY 1999, support is limited to grades 9-12. The submitting school must
show a significant commitment to the program. Such commitment may be, but
is not limited to, previous experiences, the ability to provide matching
funds, or support from the school's administration.
Targeted Areas of Support: For FY 1999, proposal must be directed towards
secondary studies in grades 9-12. Proposals must address one or more of
the following targeted areas:
Curricula Design and Materials Development
Promotion of Teaching Competencies
Promotion of Agriscience and Agribusiness Careers
Instructional Delivery Systems
Student Experiential Learning
Educational Activities that Increase the Diversity of Students Pursuing
Degrees in Agriscience and Agribusiness
Awards: Regular proposals may request up to a maximum of $15,000 (total,
not per year) for projects ranging from 18 to 24 months duration.
Dollar-for-dollar matching funds from a non- Federal source are required
for all proposals. A school may only receive one granter per fiscal year.
Funding: $480,000 for FY 1999 (supporting approximately 32 grant awards).
Deadline Date for Receiving Proposals: June 2, 1999 (scheduled).
Additional information and application materials is posted to the
Higher Education website at http://faeis.tamu.edu/hep/menus/msgs~~1.htm
Be certain that you DO NOT use www as part of the address.
Please go to this Higher Education link and download it directly.
The application packet is a set of ten links (one for each separate form and
set of directions. You will need to download each form and a set of
directions to your computer, and then pull the file up into Wordperfect
7.0 or newer (or equivalent software). If you are still having problems,
please send an e-mail to Kevin Bacon at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the exact nature of the problem.
Contact Person: Dr. Kevin Bacon at 202/720-8282 or email@example.com
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