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1890 INSTITUTION TEACHING AND RESEARCH

CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM

ANNUAL SUMMARY

 

                                                     FY 2003

 

 

                                                      Multicultural Alliances

Science and Education Resources Development

                                                 Cooperative State Research, Education,

                                                               and Extension Service

                                                        U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

September 2003


               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 fourteenth 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 $119 million ($119,430,000) to the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University in support of 601 projects -- $59,770,000 for 345 teaching projects and $59,660,000 for 256 research projects.

 

The Capacity Building Grants Program is administered by the newly established Multicultural Alliances unit 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 thirteen 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 2003 Program

 

In FY 2003, $11,404,387 were appropriated for this program.  One hundred and seventy two (172) proposals were received in FY 2003 representing a total funding request of approximately $44 million.  These included 117 research proposals and 55 teaching proposals.  Grant applications were reviewed by a peer review panel comprised of 55 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 $10,587,215 available for project grants, $5,358,118 were awarded to support 28 teaching projects and $5,229,097 were awarded to support 18 research projects.  This year awards were made to each of the 18 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 Multicultural Alliance unit is assigned to manage the program. The incumbent serves as a member of 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 2003 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.  Eleven USDA agencies (see attached list) will serve as cooperators on the 46 funded projects. 

 

The attached tables provide detailed information on FY 2003 awards.

 

 


 

 

AGENCY ABBREVIATIONS

 

AMS                           Agricultural Marketing Service

 

ARS                            Agricultural Research Service        

 

APHIS                        Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

 

CSREES                  Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

 

ERS                            Economic Research Service

 

FNS                            Food and Nutrition Service

 

FS                               Forest Service

 

FSIS                            Food Safety and Inspection Service

 

NRCS                         Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

OCE                           Office of the Chief Economist

 

RD                              Rural Development

 

RMA                           Risk Management Agency

 

 

 

 

 


 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03750

 

Alcorn State University

--Department of Agriculture

 

Wesley Lloyd Whittaker

 

Increasing Experimental Learning in Rural Development through Participation in the Mississippi Enterprise Community Initiative

 

 RD

 

Edgar L. Lewis

(202) 690-3407

 

$170,385

 

2003-03746

 

Southern University and A&M College

-- College of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Sebhatu Gebrelul

 

Development of FFA Instructional Materials for the Enhancement of Youth Experiences

 

AMS

 

Curtis V. Chisley

(225) 771-2262x227

 

 

$199,104

 

2003-03708

 

Florida A&M University

--Department of Plant Biotechnology

 

Mehboob B. Sheikh

 

Enhancing Student Experiential Learning in Biotechnology Through Innovative Curriculum

 

ARS

 

Wayne Hunter

(772)462-5898

 

Barbara J. Smith

(601) 795-8751

 

$199,947

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR  

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

          

 

2003-03728

 

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

--Food Science & Technology Program

 

Jurgen G. Schwarz

 

Education Program for Food Safety on the Delmarva Peninsula

 

ARS

 

Thomas P. Oscar

 

 

$198,891

 

2003-03704

 

Fort Valley State University

--Department of Horticulture

 

Anand Krishna Yadav

 

Educating the Educators: >The Future is Now= through AgBiotechnology Education Enrichment for K-12 School Teachers

 

ARS

 

Bruce W. Wood

(478) 956-3820

 

 

 

$200,000

 

2003-03711

 

Tuskegee University

--Department of Pathobiology

 

P. Gopal Reddy

 

Infrastructure Enhancement to Teach Molecular Sciences to Veterinary and Graduate Students

 

 

ARS

 

Rene Wesley

(515) 663-7291

 

Arthur Hinton

(706) 546-3621

 

$200,000

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03724

 

Alcorn State University

--J.D. Boyd Library

 

Jessie B. Arnold

 

A Systemic, Unified 1890 Land-Grant Model for Creating, Capturing, and Delivering Digital Learning Objects for the Food and Agricultural Sciences

 

ARS

 

Peggy J. Blake

(301) 504-6780

 

$200,000

 

2003-03727

 

Florida A&M University

--Division of Agricultural Sciences

 

Daniel Wims

 

Developing an Information Technology Laboratory to Enhance Teaching Agricultural Sciences at FAMU

 

APHIS

 

Vernelle Archer

(202) 720-8833

 

 

 

$199,558

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003-03722

 

University of Arkansas,  Pine Bluff

--Department of Agriculture

 

Usman Adamu

 

 

Agriculture Careers Research and Exploration Summer Institute

 

 

 

 

 

APHIS

 

Feridoon Mehdizadegan

(870) 575-8151

 

$199,949

 

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03698

 

University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff

--Department of Agriculture

 

Edmund R. Buckner

 

Geographic Information Systems Technology Teaching Project 

 

NRCS

 

Charles L. Fultz

(501) 301-3116

 

Ed Hackett

(601) 607-3131

 

$200,000

 

2003-03713

 

Prairie View A&M  University

--Department of Agriculture

 

Eric Risch

 

Establishment of a Bio-Environmental Geographic Information System Phase II           

 

NRCS

 

Dennis Williamson

(254) 742-9800

 

 

$198,647

 

2003-03731

 

University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

--Department of Human Ecology           

 

Shirley Hymon-Parker

 

Development of an Undergraduate Research Program in Human Sciences

 

CSREES

 

Gladys Gary Vaughn

(202) 720-2864

 

$193,036

 

 

 

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

 

2003-03737

 

South Carolina State University

--Department of Agribusiness and Economics       

 

Suresh R. Londhe

 

Planning for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Program in Agribusiness

                                                        

 

ERS

 

Mary Bohman

(202) 694-5140

 

 

 

$198,483

 

2003-03709

 

North Carolina A&T  State University

--Department of Natural Resources  and Environmental Design

 

Guochen Yang

 

Strengthening the Interdisciplinary Biotechnology and Biodiversity Program        

 

 

NRCS

 

Sarah R. Marshall

(301) 504-2224

 

 

 

$200,000

 

2003-03706

 

West Virginia State College

--Department of  Biology

 

Barbara E. Liedl

 

Revving Up Biotechnology Instruction at West Virginia State College

 

ARS

 

Peggy J. Blake

(301) 504-6780

 

 

$198,332

 

 

 

 

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

 

 

 

2003-03714

 

North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Human Environment and Family Science

 

Salam Ibrahim

 

Development of a Hands-On Laboratory Experiment for Characterization of Biodegradation of Agriculturally-Derived Polymers/Plastics

 

ARS

 

J. L. Willett

(309) 681-6556

 

 

 

$194,374

 

 

 

 

 

2003-03717

 

Southern University

--Agricultural Research & Extension Center

 

Dawn Mellion Patin

 

Academy for the Academic Enhancement of High School Students in the Food and Agriculture Sciences 

 

NRCS

 

Billy R. Moore

(318) 473-7755

 

FSA

 

Fren Allen

(318) 473-7902

 

$197,255

 

2003-03749

 

Lincoln University

--Cooperative Extension and Research               

 

Emmanuel I. S. Ajuzie

 

Computer Literacy and Teaching Enhancement Program for Farmers, Rural Residents, and Information Providers: Bridging Digital Divide

 

CSREES

 

Denis Ebodaghe

(202) 401-4385

 

$194,408

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03735

 

Virginia State University

--Department of Agriculture     

 

Gollakota Jagannadham

 

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Technologies for Improving Teaching Agriscience, Environmental and Natural Sciences

 

ARS

 

James Everitt

(956) 969-4824

 

$199,806

 

2003-03744

 

Delaware State University

--Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Arthur O. Tucker

 

Recruitment of Minorities into Plant Systematics and Related Plant Sciences

 

 

 

 

ARS

 

Alan T. Whittemore

(202) 245-4550

 

 

 

$188,748

 

2003-03705

 

Tennessee State University

--Department of Agricultural Sciences

 

 Fisseha Tegene

 

Strengthening Teachers= and Students Knowledge of Agricultural Biotechnology Through Hands-On Training Workshops and Outreach

 

ARS

 

Robert J. Griesbach

(301) 504-6574           

 

$200,000

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03739

 

Prairie View A&M University

--Department of Agriculture

 

Sharon McWhinney

 

Food Systems Management: A Computer Interactive Approach

 

FNS

 

Sondra Ralph

(214) 290-9812

 

$199,450

 

2003-03741

 

 

 

 

           

 

Delaware State University

--Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources

 

Susan E. Yost

 

Curriculum Enhancement in Plant Science

 

 

 

 

NRCS

 

Julie Hawkins

(302) 678-4179

 

 

 

$163,862

 

 

 

2003-03700

 

 

 

 

Lincoln University

--Department of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

 

Steve Meredith

 

Experiential Learning in Agriculture and Wildlife as an Aid to Recruitment

 

APHIS

 

Russ Reidinger

(573) 681-5134

 

 

$199,290

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03702

 

 

 

 

 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

--Department of Natural Sciences          

 

Arthur L. Allen

 

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

 

OCE

 

Gerald A. Bange

(202) 720-6030

 

$199,956

 

 

2003-03720

 

Prairie View A&M University

--College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

 

Elizabeth Noel

 

Project Link: Phase II

 

 

ARS

James R. Coppedge

(979) 260-9346

 

ARS

Debra Thomas

(979) 260-9346

 

FS

Al Hall

(202) 205-0601

 

$200,000

 

2003-03743

 

Tennessee State University

--Department of Agriculture Science, CARP

 

Roger Sauve

 

Enhancement of TSU=s Doctoral Research in Agricultural Biotechnology

 

ARS

 

John Hammond

(301) 504-5313

 

 

$200,000

 

 

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03748

 

Southern University

--Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Willie J. Rawls

 

Academy for Strengthening the Curriculum in Agricultural Education

 

 

 

RMA

 

Marie Buchanan

(202) 690-2686

 

 

$64,637

 

 

 

 

 

2003-03798

           

 

Alabama A&M University

--Department of Food and Animal Sciences

 

Hortense W. Dodo

 

Novel Protocols to Optimize Fertility Rate and Mass Propagation of Transgenic Hypoallergenic Peanuts

 

ARS

 

Ko Rajasekaran

(504) 286-4482

 

 

$298,420

 

2003-03913

 

 

 

Fort Valley State University

--Agricultural Research Station

 

Johnny Carter

 

Use of Genetic Engineering and Information Technologies for Daylily Improvement

 

 

 

 

ARS

 

Robert J. Griesbach

(301) 504-6574

 

 

 

$297,975

 

2003-03939

 

Alabama A&M University

-- Department of Agribusiness

 

James O. Bukenya

 

Spatial and Economic Analysis of Urbanization of Agricultural Land in North Alabama

 

FS

 

Thomas D. Atkinson

(256) 532-1677

 

$299,976

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR  

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03905

 

Florida A&M University

--Center for Biological Control

 

R. Willis Flowers      

 

Biotic Integrity Index Development for Forested Ecosystems    

 

ARS

 

Charles M. Cooper

(662) 232-2935

 

$294,307

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003-03950

 

Virginia State University

--Department of Agriculture and Human Ecology

 

Harbans L. Bhardwaj

 

Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Seed Composition Traits of White Lupin

 

ARS

 

Peter van Berkum

(301) 504-7280

 

$297,401

 

2003-03978

 

Tennessee State University

--Cooperative Agricultural Research Program

 

Enefiok P. Ekanem

 

Food Safety Practices and Risk Reduction Education for Rural Residents of Selected States

 

FSIS

 

Erich Hemphill

(202) 690-6598

 

ERS

Nicole Ballenger

(202) 694-5460

 

$299,815

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03984

 

Kentucky State University

--

 

Kirk W. Pomper

 

Sustainable Control of Grape Black Rot, Japanese Beetle and Leafhoppers in Southeastern United States

 

ARS

 

Michael Glenn

(304) 725-3451x321

 

Barbara J. Smith

(601) 795-8751

 

$299,633

 

2003-03906

 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore                      

--Rural Development Center                       

 

Daniel S. Kuennen

 

Greenhouse Propagation and Site Technologies for Restoration of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Coastal Bays

 

NRCS     

 

Michael Sigrist

(410) 546-4777

 

$294,455

 

2003-03971

 

Kentucky State University

--Department of Human Nutrition Program        

 

Changzheng Wang

 

Identification of Pawpaw Genotypes with High Fruit Antioxidant Capacity

 

ARS

 

Kim E. Hummer

(541) 750-8712

 

$293,250

 

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

 

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

 

PROJECT TITLE

 

USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym

 

FUNDS

AWARDED

 

2003-03929

 

Florida A&M University

--Department of Public Health Entomology Research & Education Center

 

Jane A. S. Barber

 

Development of Applied Methods for Precision Pesticide Application and Dose Reduction Utlilizing Remotely Sensed Data to Target Larvicide App

 

ARS

 

Donald Barnard

(352) 374-5930

 

$294,680

 

2003-03934

 

University of Arkansas @ Pine Bluff  

--Aquaculture/Fisheries Center

 

Kwamena Quagrainie

 

Catfish Quality Differences and the Impact of Imports on the US Catfish Industry                     

 

ARS

 

Bartholomew Green

(870) 543-8128

 

 

$178,714

 

2003-03975

 

Kentucky State University      

--Aquaculture Research Center

 

Carl D. Webster       

 

Nutrition Requirements, Product Quality, and Field Trails of Red Claw Crayfish

 

ARS

 

Chhorn Lim

(334) 887-3741

 

$291,513


TOTAL FY 2003 FUNDS AWARDED BY STATE

 

STATE                        INSTITUTION                                     TEACHING            RESEARCH           TOTAL AWARDED

 

Alabama                       Alabama A&M University                                    -0-                                       $890,795                        $890,795

Tuskegee University                                          $200,000                         -0-                              $200,000           

 

Arkansas                      University of Arkansas-PB                                $399,949                     $178,714                       $578,663

Delaware                      Delaware State University                                 $352,610                         -0-                              $352,610

Florida                         Florida A&M University                                  $399,505                      $588,987                        $988,492                          

Georgia                        Fort Valley State University                              $200,000                     $297,975                        $497,975

Kentucky                     Kentucky State University                                      -0-                                       $884,396                       $884,396

Louisiana                      Southern University                                           $460,996                         -0-                                         $460,996

Maryland                      University of Maryland-ES                                $591,883                     $294,455                       $886,338        

Mississippi                    Alcorn State University                         $370,385                      $598,151                       $968,536

Missouri                       Lincoln University                                             $393,698                           -0-                                        $393,698           

North Carolina             North Carolina A&T State Univ.                       $394,374                     $298,422                        $692,796                    

Oklahoma                    Langston University                                              -0-                           $300,000                        $300,000

South Carolina            South Carolina State University              $198,483                           -0-                          $198,483

Tennessee                    Tennessee State University                                $400,000                     $599,801                        $999,801        

Texas                           Prairie View A&M University               $598,097                            -0-                                      $598,097

Virginia             Virginia State University                                    $199,806                     $297,401                        $497,207

West Virginia                West Virginia State College                              $198,332                            -0-                                       $198,332           

TOTALS                                $5,358,118                   $5,229,097                     $10,587,215

 

 

NOTE:  Institutional Maximum is up to $1,000,000 and no institution may receive more than four grants

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