1890 INSTITUTION TEACHING AND RESEARCH

CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM

ANNUAL SUMMARY


FY 2001



Higher Education ProgramsScience and Education Resources Development

Cooperative State Research, Education,

and Extension Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture



September 2001



1890 INSTITUTION TEACHING AND RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM


Overview of Program


The 1890 Institution Teaching and Research Capacity Building Grants Program was launched in FY 1990 to achieve three major goals: (1) to strengthen linkages among the 1890 institutions, other colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and private industry; (2) to advance cultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional work force by attracting and educating more students from underrepresented groups; and (3) to enhance the quality of teaching and research programs at the 1890 institutions to more readily establish them as full partners in the U.S. food and agricultural sciences higher education system. It is designed to be a high impact program and is unique in that it is the only Federal initiative targeted specifically towards strengthening the quality of programs in the food and agricultural sciences at the historically black land-grant institutions.


The 1890 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University are uniquely qualified to contribute to the cultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional work force. Founded to provide mainstream educational opportunities in many disciplines to the black community while promoting respect for cultural diversity, these colleges and universities today enroll and educate not only African-American students, but Asian, Hispanic, and other American and international students. Similarly, their faculty represent a diverse array of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


Now in its eleventh year, the Capacity Building Grants Program has achieved notable success and is attributed priority status by the USDA/1890 Task Force appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Since 1990, the Program has awarded almost $104 million ($103,719,371) to the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University in support of 514 projects -- $50,504,874 for 293 teaching projects and $53,214,497 for 221 research projects.


The Capacity Building Grants Program is administered by the Higher Education Programs office in the Science and Education Resources Development division of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. This program is competitive in nature and provides support to the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University for teaching and research projects in targeted high-priority areas. It encourages matching support from non-Federal sources and also requires cooperation with one or more USDA agency(ies) in developing a proposal and carrying out a project, thereby strengthening departmental partnerships and linkages with these important minority institutions.


The projects funded during the first eleven years of the program are well underway at all of the recipient institutions. Research projects are focusing on such areas as biotechnology, human nutrition, aquaculture, plant science, and animal science. Teaching projects are addressing innovative student recruitment, educational delivery systems, and curricula enhancement strategies in such areas as agribusiness management and marketing, regulatory sciences, plant and soil sciences, and veterinary science.


FY 2001 Program


In FY 2001, $9,479,100 were appropriated for this program. One hundred and sixty two (162) proposals were received in FY 2001 representing a total funding request of approximately $41 million. These included 107 research proposals and 55 teaching proposals. Grant applications were reviewed by a peer review panel comprised of 35 experts representing university educators and research scientists, Federal Government professionals and individuals from the private sector who possessed outstanding expertise in the food and agricultural sciences as well as comprehensive knowledge of the 1890 university system.

 

Of the $8,848,456 available for project grants, $4,486,468 were awarded to support 25 teaching projects and $4,361,988 were awarded to support 18 research projects. This year awards were made to 13 of the 17 1890 land-grant institutions and Tuskegee University. Targeted need areas for teaching projects included curricula design and materials development, faculty preparation and enhancement, instruction delivery systems, student experiential learning, scientific instrumentation for teaching, and student recruitment and retention within the fields of agriculture, natural resources, forestry, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences, and closely allied disciplines. Research areas included studies and experimentation in the food and agricultural sciences, establishment of centralized research support systems, and development of improved technology delivery systems for producers and consumers in the food and agricultural sciences network.


To ensure the highest quality of management in carrying out the Capacity Building Grants Program, a full-time National Program Leader within the Higher Education Programs office is assigned to manage the program. The incumbent works closely with the Executive Team of the USDA/1890 Task Force. Additionally, the National Program Leader is readily available to interact with representatives appointed by different USDA agencies to work with the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University in developing proposals and in carrying out funded projects. Grant applications in FY 2001 revealed that the 1890 institutions have made significant progress in strengthening proposal development and grantsmanship skills since the previous year. This is important as the Department of Agriculture endeavors to assist these institutions in becoming more competitive with all other colleges and universities for other sources of support. Seven USDA agencies (see attached list) will serve as cooperators on the 43 funded projects.

 

The attached tables provide detailed information on FY 2001 awards.







AGENCY ABBREVIATIONS

 

 

ARS                            Agricultural Research Service 

 

CSREES                     Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

 

ERS                            Economic Research Service

 

FAS                            Foreign Agricultural Service

 

FS                               Forest Service

 

FSIS                            Food Safety Inspection Service 

 

NRCS                         Natural Resources Conservation Service



PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03864

Alabama A&M University

--Department of Agribusiness


Willie Cheatham

Enhancement of Communication Curricula in the Food and Agricultural Sciences

ERS

James E. Horsfield

(202) 694-5055


CSREES/CTDE

Terry Meisenbach

(202) 720-2677

$179,968

2001-03823

Alabama A&M University

--Department of Plant and Soil Science


 Allan Zipf

Building a Bioinformatics Base: Preparing Students for the New Millennium

ARS


Margaret Bogle

(501) 954-8882

$178,467

2001-03805

Delaware State University

--Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


Maggie R. Clausell

Project 2ExL: Improving Dietetics Education by Enhancing Experiential Learning

CSREES/F4HN


Gladys Gary Vaughn

(202) 720-2864

$200,000

2001-03812

Delaware State University

--College of Agriculture and Related Sciences

 

John L. Graham

Enhancing Students’ Educational Experiences: A Study Abroad Program

CSREES/ECS


Denis Ebodaghe

(202) 205-0467

$179,240

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03803

Delaware State University

--Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


Jane A. Funderburk

Technological Enhancement of the Fashion Design Curriculum

ARS


Jeanette Cardamon

(215) 233-6680

$179,790

2001-03767

Delaware State University

--Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Michael A. Reiter

Development of a Centralized Laboratory for the Curriculum in Natural Resources: A Capacity Building Grant

ARS


David H. Kingsley

(302) 857-6406

$178,730

2001-03777

Florida A&M University

--Agricultural Sciences Division


Katherine A. Milla

Development of a Web-Based Resource Center for Spatial Applications in Agricultural Sciences

ARS


Charles L. Walthall

(301) 504-6074

$179,048

2001-03901

Florida A&M University

--Center for Biological Control


Charles W. O’Brien

Strengthening Student Elements in the Center for Biological Control

ARS


Ted Center

(954) 475-0541

$171,212





PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03853

Florida A&M University

--College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture

 

Bobby R. Phills

Raising Agriculturally and Technologically Literate Rattlers: Student Experimential Learning Program

ARS/APHIS


Carolyn Gethers

(202) 720-2081

$179,982

2001-03817

Fort Valley State University

--Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


Dorothy B. Conteh

Project 2003: Strengthening Recruitment and Retention in Family and Consumer Sciences

CSREES/F4HN


Alma Hobbs

Gladys Gary Vaugh

(202) 720-2864

$180,000

2001-03863

Fort Valley State University

--Department of Plant Biotechnology

 

Sarwan K. Dhir

Strengthening Agricultural Biotechnology Program FVSU

ARS


Deborah S. Samac

(612) 625-1243

$179,478

2001-03889

Kentucky State University

--Child Development and Family Relations

 

Herman E. Walston

Agricultural Sciences Program Enhancement at Kentucky State University via Minority Student Recruitment and Retention

FSIS


Karen Wesson

(202) 720-6240

$180,000

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03852

University of Maryland - Eastern Shore

--Plant and Soils

 

Arthur L. Allen

Establishing a GIS/GPS (GEOSPI) Technology Training Center for Minorities and Other Student Audiences

NRCS


Sarah Marshall

(301) 504-2224

$179,960

2001-03843

University of Maryland - Eastern Shore

--Department of Human Ecology

 

Shirley Hymon-Parker

Development of an Interactive Distance Education Classroom

CSREES/F4HN


Gladys Gary Vaughn

(202) 720-2864

$191,163

2001-03893

Alcorn State University

--Department of Agriculture

 

Wesley L. Whittaker

Strengthening International Agriculture Curriculum and Expanding Student Experimential Learning Opportunities

FAS


Mae C. Johnson

(202) 720-7233



$172,755

2001-03866

Alcorn State University --Alcorn Cooperative Extension Program


Bruce W. McGowan

Facilitating Interactive Student Learning in Agricultural Science Through Library-Assisted, Internet-Based Electronic Multimedia Instruction

ARS/NAL


Peggy J. Blake

(301) 504-6780

$177,840

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03821

Alcorn State University

--Department of Agriculture


Liang C. Huam

Improving Instruction, Student Enrollment and Competency in Agricultural Economics

ERS

John Dunmore

(202) 694-5204


NASS

Hubert Hamer

(202) 720-8092

$180,000

2001-03794

North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Animal Sciences


Mulumebet Worku

Agricultural Education to Address Emerging Needs of the Genomics of ERA

USDA Liaison Office

James C. Brown

(336) 334-7709


ARS/ANRI/GEML

Anthony V. Capuco

(301) 504-8672

Benjamin Matthews

(301) 504-5730

$179,772

2001-03775

South Carolina State University --Instructional Research and Development Center


Ashok K. Satpathy

Center for an Interactive-Dynamic Environment for Active Learning (CIDEAL)

FS

Al Hall

(202) 205-0601


FSIS

Karen M. Wesson

(202) 720-6240

$199,996

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03845

South Carolina State University

--Savannah River Environmental Sciences Field Station


Ambrose O. Anoruo

Recruitment of Student to Agricultural Science Through Experimental Learning

FS


John I. Blake

(803) 725-8721

$200,000

2001-03796

Tennessee State University

--Cooperative Agricultural Research Program


Robert E. Harrison

Computer Skills Development in Agricultural Teaching and Research

ARS

Steve Thomson

(662) 686-5240


ERS

John Dunmore

(202) 694-5204

$176,049

2001-03815

Prairie View University

--Department of Agriculture


Eric Risch

Establishment of Bio-Environmental Geographical Information System at PVAMU

NRCS


Dennis Williamson

(254) 742-9830

$123,071

2001-03819

Prairie View University

--Department of Agriculture


Freddie L. Richards

Globalization of Agriculture at Prairie View A&M University

FAS


Mae C. Johnson

(202) 720-7233

$180,000

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03809

Prairie View University

--Cooperative Agricultural Research Center


(Velva J. McWhinney)

Resources for Training in the Food and Agricultural Sciences

ARS


Michael Hume

(979) 260-9404

$180,000

2001-03781

Virginia State University --Department of Agriculture


(Gollakota Jagannadham)

Geographical Information System: Curricular Development and Student Experimential Learning

ARS


James Everitt

(956) 969-4824

$179,947





PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03795

Alabama A&M University

--Department of Agribusiness


(Duncan M. Chembezi)

Strengthening the Alabama Integrated Policy Model of Agriculture

ERS


Gerald Schluter

(202) 219-0758

$155,132

2001-03911

Alabama A&M University

--Department of Food and Animal Sciences


(Hortense W. Dodo)

Silencing Peanut Allergens: A Molecular Strategy

ARS/SRRC


Sohelia J. Maleki

(504) 286-4451

$269,080

2001-03760

Tuskegee University

--George W. Carver Agricultural Experiment Station


(Robert Zabawa)

Assessing the Government Partnership in Rural Community Development

ERS

Anne B. W. Effland

(202) 694-5319


NRCS

Sarah Marshall

Willie Pittman

(301) 504-2224

$299,938

2001-03848

Tuskegee University

--Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences


(Baowu Wang)

Edible Films from Cross-Linked Protein Hydrolysate with Transglutaminase

ARS


J. L. Willett

(309) 681-6556

$260,076

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03774

Florida A&M University

--Center for Viticultural Sciences


(Jiang Lu)

Establishment of a Grape (Vitis L.) Germplasm Center with Emphasis on Evaluation and Genetic Analysis of Pierce’s Disease

ARS


Charles J. Simon

(530) 752-6504


Peter Cousins

(315) 787-2340

$268,950

2001-03802

Fort Valley State University

--Agricultural Research Station


(Young W. Park)

Enhancing Dairy Goat Industry by Innovative Approach to Product Development and Evaluation

ARS/ERRC


Diane Van Hekken

(215) 836-3777

$269,905

2001-03905

Kentucky State University

--Community Research Service


(John D. Sedlacek)

Resistance of Stored Grain Moth Pests to Transgenic Grain

ARS


James E. Throne

(785) 76-2796

$141,246

2001-03888

Kentucky State University

--Human Nutrition Research Program


(Myna Panemangalore)

Monitoring Biological Endpoints of Pesticide Exposure in Blood of Farm Workers

ARS


Nancy Ragsdale

(301) 504-4509

$285,750





PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03909

Kentucky State University

--Department of Aquaculture and Natural Resources


Steven D. Mims

Complete Breeding Program with milt Cryopreservation of All-Female Paddlefish

ARS


William Hersburger

(304) 724-4457

$182,687

2001-03837

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

--Department of Agriculture


Niki C. Whitley

Cloning of a Novel Satiety Factor in Swine and its Effects on Pituitary Hormones

ARS


C. Richard Barb

(706) 542-0956

$269,972

2001-03851

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

--Department of Agriculture


Jeannine M. Harter-Dennis

Reduction in Animal Waste Pollution Through the Use of Enzymes to Improve Phosphorus Digestion

ARS


John Mc Murtry

(301) 504-8857

$238,905

2001-03875

Alcorn State University

--School of Agriculture


O. P. Vadhwa

Integrated Production/Marketing Systems for New Vegetable Crops

ARS

James Spiers

(601) 795-8751


NRCS

Clifton E. Peters

(601) 877-3849

$265,848

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03776

North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Agricultural Ed., Economics & Rural Sociology


Terrence W. Thomas

Interdisciplinary Research for Addressing Small Farm Community Linkage Issues

NRCS


Frank Clearfield

(336) 334-7058

$158,392

2001-03792

North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Agricultural Economics


William Amponsah

Advancing the International Trade Center to Service US Access to China Pork Market

ERS


Praveen Dixit

(202) 694-5210

$299,995

2001-03787

North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Human Environment & Family Sciences


Chung W. Seo

A Strategic Alliance Between Farmers and University to Increase Farm Incomes

ARS


Gerald M. Sapers

(215) 233-6417

$241,841

2001-03773

South Carolina State University

--Department of Agribusiness and Economics


David Karemera

Regional Benefits and Costs of NAFTA

ERS


Barry Krissoff

(202) 694-5250

$214,864

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

FUNDS

AWARDED

2001-03793

Tennessee State University

--Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


Sandria L. Goodwin

A Simplified Rapid Tool for Estimating Portion Size in dietary Studies

ARS


Linda A. Ingwersen

(301) 504-0183

$269,589

2001-03881

Virginia State University

--Department of Entomology


Mark E. Kraemer

Enhanced Biocontrol of Insect Pests in Limited-Resource Greenhouses

ARS


Stephen O. Duke

(662) 915-1036

$269,818

 


 

 

TOTAL FY 2001 FUNDS AWARDED BY STATE

 

 

STATE                    INSTITUTION                                TEACHING         RESEARCH TOTAL AWARDED

 

Alabama                     Alabama A&M University                             $358,435                     $424,212                      $782,647

                                    Tuskegee University                                        -0-                           $560,014                      $560,014 

 

Arkansas                     University of Arkansas-PB                              -0-                        -0-                -0-

Delaware                    Delaware State University                          $737,760                      -0- $737,760

Florida                        Florida A&M University                                $530,242                 $268,950                    $799,192      

Georgia                       Fort Valley State University                           $359,478                     $269,905                      $629,383

Kentucky                    Kentucky State University                             $180,000          $609,683                      $789,683

Louisiana                    Southern University                                        -0-                            -0-                         -0-

Maryland                    University of Maryland-ES                            $371,123                     $508,877                   $880,000 

Mississippi                 Alcorn State University                                  $530,595                 $265,848          $796,443

Missouri                     Lincoln University                                          -0-                            -0-                          -0- 

North Carolina            North Carolina A&T State Univ.                   $179,772                     $700,228      $880,000 

Oklahoma                   Langston University                                        -0-                            -0-                          -0-

South Carolina South Carolina State University                     $399,996                     $214,864                      $614,860

Tennessee                   Tennessee State University                           $176,049                     $269,589             $445,638 

Texas                          Prairie View A&M University                       $483,071                      -0-                        $482,971

Virginia                      Virginia State University                $179,947          $269,818                   $449,765

                                                TOTALS                  $4,486,468         $4,361,988                     $8,848,356

 

 

NOTE: Institutional Maximum is $860,000 and no institution may receive more than four grants

 

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