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1890 INSTITUTION TEACHING AND RESEARCH

CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM

ANNUAL SUMMARY

 

FY 2004

 

 

Multicultural Alliances

Science and Education Resources Development

Cooperative State Research, Education,

and Extension Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

October 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 11890 Institution Teaching and Research Capacity Building Grants

Program Summary - FY 2004

 

Multicultural Alliances

Science and Education Resources Development

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Launched in 1990, the 1890 Institution Teaching and Research Capacity Building Grants Program is administered by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Multicultural Alliances unit under the authority contained in section 1417 (b)(4) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3152 (b)(4)).  This program is intended to strengthen teaching and research programs in the food and agricultural sciences by building the institutional capacities of the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University through cooperative linkages with Federal and non-Federal entities.  It 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 Capacity Building Grants Program is designed to achieve three major goals:  (1) to strengthen linkages among the 1890 institutions, other colleges and universities, 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. 

 

Applications may be submitted only by the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State College.  The 1890s 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 represents a diverse array of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

 

This Capacity Building Grants Program is competitive in nature and provides support to the 1890s 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. 

 

Teaching projects should address one or more of the following targeted need areas:

(a) curricula design and materials development; (b) faculty preparation and enhancement for teaching; (c) instruction delivery systems; (d) student experiential learning; (e) scientific instrumentation for teaching; and (f) student recruitment and retention within the fields of agriculture, natural resources, forestry, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences, and closely allied disciplines.  Research projects should address one or more of the following targeted need areas: (a) studies and experimentation in the food and agricultural sciences;

(b) establishment of centralized research support systems; and (c) development of improved technology delivery systems for producers and consumers in the food and agricultural sciences network.

 

Now in its fifthteenth 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 approximately $130 million to the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University in support of 648 projects -- $65 million for 373 teaching projects and $65 million for 275 research projects.

 

Funded projects are well underway at all of the recipient institutions.  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.  Research projects are focusing on such areas as biotechnology, human nutrition, aquaculture, plant science, and animal science.

 

To ensure the highest quality of management in carrying out the Capacity Building Grants Program, a full-time National Program Leader within the Multicultural Alliances 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 2004 revealed that the 1890 institutions have made significant progress in strengthening proposal development and grantsmanship skills.

 

 

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.

 

FY 2004 Program

 

In FY 2004, $11,411,274 was appropriated for this program.  A total of 18 institutions from 17 states submitted 176 proposals (118 research and 58 teaching) requesting $42 million. 

In April 2004, a 48-member peer review panel evaluated these proposals.  The peer review panel included faculty and administrators from land grant and non-land grant colleges and universities as well as research scientists from USDA agencies who possess outstanding expertise in the food and agricultural sciences and comprehensive knowledge of the 1890 university system. 

 

Of the $10,539,187 available for project grants, $5,346,444 were awarded to support 28 teaching projects and $5,192,743 were awarded to support 19 research projects.  Awards were made to 17 1890 institutions in 17 states. 

 

The following tables summarize this year’s 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants program competition:

 

Table 1. FUNDS REQUESTED BY EMPHASIS AREA

 

FY 2004 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program

 

Teaching Projects Summary

 

Targeted Emphasis Area

 

# Proposals

Amount of Funds

 Requested

Awarded

%

 Requested

Awarded

General (G)

15

5

33%

$2,916,283.00

$988,871

Agribusiness Mgmt. and Marketing (M)

1

1

100%

$198,708.00

$198,708

Agricultural/Bio. Engineering (E)

3

1

33%

$598,491.00

$200,000

Agricultural Social Sciences (S)

3

1

33%

$599,895.00

$200,000

International (I)

0

0

0%

$0.00

$0

Animal Sciences (A)

1

1

100%

$199,208.00

$199,208

Plant Sciences (P)

4

3

75%

$759,028.00

$559,647

Entomology (Plant) (T)

1

1

100%

$197,320.00

$197,320

Soil Science (D)

2

1

50%

$350,668.00

$150,791

Conservation (Including Nat. Res. (C)

5

2

40%

$872,771.00

$371,777

Food Sciences (F)

0

0

0%

$0.00

$0

Environmental Sciences Mgmt (L)

2

2

100%

$399,958.00

$399,958

Family/Consumer Sciences (H)

9

5

56%

$1,807,220.00

$907,952

Human Nutrition (N)

3

2

67%

$596,899.00

$392,201

Related Biological Sciences (B)

3

0

0%

$586,132.00

$0

Veterinary Medicine (V)

3

1

33%

$552,098.00

$186,012

Aquaculture (Q)

2

2

100%

$398,810.00

$393,999

Entomology Animal (J)

0

0

0%

$0.00

$0

Water Science (W)

1

0

0%

$198,909.00

$0

                                                         TOTALS

58

28

 

$11,232,398.00

$5,346,444


 

Table 2. FUNDS REQUESTED BY EMPHASIS AREA

 

FY 2004 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program

 

Research Projects Summary

 

Targeted Emphasis Area

 

# Proposals

Amount of Funds

 Requested

Awarded

%

 Requested

Awarded

General (G)

0

0

0%

$0.00

$0

Agribusiness Mgmt. and Marketing (M)

6

0

0%

$1,675,865.00

$0

Agricultural/Bio. Engineering (E)

2

2

100%

$590,986.00

$585,736

Agricultural Social Sciences (S)

4

1

25%

$1,088,105.00

$217,733

International (I)

1

0

0%

$289,069.00

$0

Animal Sciences (A)

12

2

17%

$3,518,847.00

$599,617

Plant Sciences (P)

30

5

17%

$8,671,826.00

$1,410,683

Entomology (Plant) (T)

4

1

25%

$1,135,789.00

$283,953

Soil Science (D)

2

0

0%

$580,931.00

$0

Conservation (Including Nat. Res. (C)

6

1

17%

$1,766,508.00

$297,087

Food Sciences (F)

16

2

13%

$4,623,043.00

$572,903

Environmental Sciences (L)

3

0

0%

$899,677.00

$0

Family/Consumer Sciences (H)

0

0

0%

$0.00

$0

Human Nutrition (N)

4

0

0%

$1,184,286.00

$0

Related Biological Sciences (B)

13

3

23%

$3,797,935.00

$809,920

Veterinary Medicine (V)

3

0

0%

$897,543.00

$0

Aquaculture (Q)

5

1

20%

$1,247,232.00

$115,187

Water Science (W)

2

0

0%

$525,639.00

$0

Entomology (Animal) (J)

5

1

20%

$1,308,586.00

$299,924

TOTALS

118

19

 

$33,801,867.00

$5,192,743


 

Table 3. PROPOSALS RECEIVED – by State

 

1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program

 

Teaching Projects Summary

State

Institution

# Received

# Awarded

Total Awarded*

Alabama

Alabama A&M University

3

2

$360,869.00

 

Tuskegee University

2

2

$380,353.00

Arkansas

University of Arkansas- PB

3

1

$199,734.00

Delaware

Delaware State University

5

3

$594,265.00

Florida

Florida A&M University

1

3

$573,929.00

Georgia

Fort Valley State University

7

2

$333,742.00

Kentucky

Kentucky State University

0

0

0

Louisiana

Southern University & A&M College

2

1

$189,758.00

Maryland

University of  Maryland- ES

3

3

$594,983.00

Mississippi

Alcorn State University

3

2

$396,555.00

Missouri

Lincoln University

0

0

0

North Carolina

North Carolina A&T State University

8

2

$382,320.00

Oklahoma

Langston University

1

0

0

South Carolina

South Carolina State University

2

2

$398,708.00

Tennessee

Tennessee State University

5

2

$342,681.00

Texas

Prairie View A&M University

6

1

$199,208.00

Virginia

Virginia State University

2

2

$399,339.00

West Virginia

West Virginia State University

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Totals

58

28

$5,346,444.00

 

*Note:  In FY 2004, an institution could receive a maximum of four awards (teaching and research combined) not to exceed $1,000,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 4. PROPOSALS RECEIVED – by State

 

1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program

 

Research Projects Summary

State

Institution

# Received

 

# Awarded

Total Awarded*

Alabama

Alabama A&M University

9

1

$230,529.00

 

Tuskegee University

9

0

0

Arkansas

University of Arkansas- PB

3

0

0

Delaware

Delaware State University

3

0

0

Florida

Florida A&M University

8

1

$299,976.00

Georgia

Fort Valley State University

10

2

$587,707.00

Kentucky

Kentucky State University

3

1

$283,953.00

Louisiana

Southern University & A&M College

2

0

0

Maryland

University of Maryland- ES

5

1

$297,087.00

Mississippi

Alcorn State University

12

2

$585,849.00

Missouri

Lincoln University

3

0

0

North Carolina

North Carolina A&T State University

8

2

$508,719.00

Oklahoma

Langston University

12

4

$1,000,000.00

South Carolina

South Carolina State University

2

0

0

Tennessee

Tennessee State University

16

2

$594,599.00

Texas

Prairie View A&M University

3

1

$294,750.00

Virginia

Virginia State University

8

1

$299,630.00

West Virginia

West Virginia State University

2

1

$209,944.00

 

 

 

Totals

118

19

5,192,743.00

 

*Note:  In FY 2004, an institution could receive a maximum of four awards (teaching and research combined) not to exceed $1,000,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 5. Total FY 2004 Funds Awarded – by State

 

1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program

 

 

State

Institution

Teaching

Awards

 

Research

Awards

Total Awarded*

Alabama

Alabama A&M University

$360,869.00

$230,529.00

$591,398.00

 

Tuskegee University

$380,353.00

0

$380,353.00

Arkansas

University of Arkansas- PB

$199,734.00

0

$199,734.00

Delaware

Delaware State University

$594,265.00

0

$594,265.00

Florida

Florida A&M University

$573,929.00

$299,976.00

$873,905.00

Georgia

Fort Valley State University

$333,742.00

$587,707.00

$921,449.00

Kentucky

Kentucky State University

0

$283,953.00

$283,953.00

Louisiana

Southern University & A&M College

$189,758.00

0

$189,740.00

Maryland

University of Maryland- ES

$594,983.00

$297,087.00

$892,070.00

Mississippi

Alcorn State University

$396,555.00

$585,849.00

$982,404.00

Missouri

Lincoln University

0

0

0

North Carolina

North Carolina A&T State University

$382,320.00

$508,719.00

$891,039.00

Oklahoma

Langston University

0

$1,000,000.00

$1,000,000.00

South Carolina

South Carolina State University

$398,708.00

0

$398,708.00

Tennessee

Tennessee State University

$342,681.00

$594,599.00

$937,280.00

Texas

Prairie View A&M University

$199,208.00

$294,750.00

$493,958.00

Virginia

Virginia State University

$399,339.00

$299,630.00

$698,969.00

West Virginia

West Virginia State University

0

$209,944.00

$290,944.00

 

 

 

Totals

$5,346,444.00

$5,192,743.00

$10,539,187.00

 

*Note:  In FY 2004, an institution could receive a maximum of four awards (teaching and research combined) not to exceed $1,000,000.

 

 

 

Table 6.

 

Funded Project Information and Descriptions FY 2004 1890 Institutions Capacity Building Grants access the following link: 

FY 2004 Teaching Projects to display project information.  Data is from the CSREES Current Research Information Data Base

System. 

CRIS URL is http:// http://cris.csrees.usda.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/0?path=fastlink1.txt&id=anon&pass=&search=CG=*38820*%20and%20gy=2004%20NOT%20PS=term*&format=WEBTITLESG

 

 

Funded Project Information and Descriptions FY 2004 1890 Institutions Capacity Building Grants access the following link:

FY 2004 Research Projects to display project information.  Data is from the CSREES Current Research Information Data Base

System. 

CRIS URL is http:// http://cris.csrees.usda.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/0?path=fastlink1.txt&id=anon&pass=&search=CG=*38814*%20and%20gy=2004%20NOT%20PS=term*&format=WEBTITLESG