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1890 INSTITUTION

TEACHING AND RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM

ANNUAL SUMMARY

 

FY 2005

 

 

Multicultural Alliances

Science and Education Resources Development

Cooperative State Research, Education,

and Extension Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

November 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Program Summary FY 2005

 

 

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 also 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 sixteenth 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 $142 million to the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University in support of 692 projects -- $71 million for 399 teaching projects and $71 million for 293 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 2005 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 2005 Program

 

In FY 2005, $12,311,712 was appropriated for this program.  A total of 17 institutions from 17 states submitted 185 proposals (131 research and 54 teaching) requesting $50 million.  In May 2005, a 57-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 $11,318,528 available for project grants, $5,689,126 were awarded to support 26 teaching projects and $5,629,402 were awarded to support 18 research projects.  Awards were made to 16 1890 institutions in 15 states.  Six USDA agencies will serve as cooperators on the 44 funded projects. 

 

Note:  In FY 2005, the available grant funds were allocated as follows:

1) Targeted priorities addressing issues of human nutrition and obesity, food safety, and agricultural bio-security; 2) Multi-university collaborations; and 3) General pool projects. 

 

Proposals received by allocation category:

 

Category

Teaching

Research

Total

Funds Requested

Targeted Priorities

6

27

33

$7,574,207

Collaborations

6

21

27

$9,821,986

General Pool

42

83

125

$32,367,587

Total

54

131

185

$49,763,780

 

Proposals funded by allocation category:

 

Category

Teaching

Research

Total

Funds Awarded

Targeted Priorities

2

4

6

$1,525,464

Collaborations

6

3

9

$3,266,021

General Pool

18

11

29

$6,527,043

Total

26

18

44

$11,318,528

 

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)

11

3

27%

$ 2,298,132

$699,581

Agribusiness Mgmt. and Marketing (M)

2

0

0

$398,023

0

Agricultural/Bio. Engineering (E)

2

1

50%

$399,309.00

$200,000

Agricultural Social Sciences (S)

1

0

0

$199,975

0

International (I)

2

1

50%

$398,661

$199,029

Animal Sciences (A)

3

2

67%

$589,967

$399,269

Plant Sciences (P)

9

4

44%

$892,696

$795,797

Entomology (Plant) (T)

0

0

0

0

0

Soil Science (D)

0

0

0

0

0

Conservation (Including Nat. Res. (C)

7

5

71%

$1,359,739

$997,604

Food Sciences/ Food Safety  (F)

3

2

67%

$ 999,054

$ 499,054

Environmental Sciences Mgmt (L)

1

1

100%

$199,958

$199,958

Family/Consumer Sciences (H)

5

1

20%

$980,233

$199,267

Human Nutrition (N)

1

0

0

$164,601

0

Related Biological Sciences (B)

5

4

80%

$1,299,161

$1,099,740

Veterinary Medicine (V)

0

0

0

0

0

Aquaculture (Q)

2

2

100%

$399,827

$399,827

Entomology Animal (J)

0

0

0

0

0

Water Science (W)

0

0

0

0

0

                                                         TOTALS

54

26

 

$10,579,336

$5,689,126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Agribusiness Mgmt. and Marketing (M)

6

0

0

$1,992,722

0

Agricultural/Bio. Engineering (E)

2

0

0

$450,981

0

Agricultural Social Sciences (S)

3

0

0

$1,293,806

0

International (I)

1

0

0

0

0

Animal Sciences (A)

17

3

18%

    $4,956,463

$794,953

Plant Sciences (P)

21

5

24%

$6,429,326

$1,431,537

Entomology (Plant) (T)

2

1

50%

$595,311

$266,091

Soil Science (D)

2

0

0

$599,962

0

Conservation (Including Nat. Res. (C)

10

0

0

$3,207,553

0

Food Sciences / Food Safety (F)

18

4

22%

$5,876,397

$1,359,367

Environmental Sciences (L)

5

0

0

$1,478,622

0

Family/Consumer Sciences (H)

0

0

0

$0

0

Human Nutrition (N)

7

0

0

$2,032,062

0

Related Biological Sciences (B)

18

2

11%

$6,636,650

$764,040

Veterinary Medicine (V)

1

0

0

$288,091

0

Aquaculture (Q)

7

1

14%

$2,026,806

$264,020

Water Science (W)

6

0

0

$2,213,716

0

Entomology (Animal) (J)

5

2

40%

$1,584,251

$749,394

                                                          TOTALS

131

18

 

$41,662,719

$5,629,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1

$299,843

 

Tuskegee University

3

3

$699,553

Arkansas

University of Arkansas- PB

4

2

$398,830

Delaware

Delaware State University

4

2

$399,027

Florida

Florida A&M University

4

0

0

Georgia

Fort Valley State University

2

2

$407,908

Kentucky

Kentucky State University

2

2

$396,122

Louisiana

Southern University

3

0

0

Maryland

University of Maryland- ES

5

2

$394,550

Mississippi

Alcorn State University

6

2

$398,739

Missouri

Lincoln University

0

0

0

North Carolina

North Carolina A&T State University

7

5

$1,095,593

Oklahoma

Langston University

1

0

0

South Carolina

South Carolina State University

2

1

$199,085

Tennessee

Tennessee State University

3

1

$200,000

Texas

Prairie View A&M University

2

1

$199,980

Virginia

Virginia State University

2

1

$299,999

West Virginia

West Virginia State College

1

1

$299,897

 

Totals

54

26

$5,689,126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

15

1

$466,536

 

Tuskegee University

12

1

$300,000

Arkansas

University of Arkansas- PB

5

1

$232,869

Delaware

Delaware State University

4

0

0

Florida

Florida A&M University

16

4

$1,112,142

Georgia

Fort Valley State University

8

1

$500,000

Kentucky

Kentucky State University

9

1

$264,020

Louisiana

Southern University

4

0

0

Maryland

University of Maryland- ES

5

2

$565,696

Mississippi

Alcorn State University

7

0

0

Missouri

Lincoln University

0

0

0

North Carolina

North Carolina A&T State University

8

0

0

Oklahoma

Langston University

9

2

$600,000

South Carolina

South Carolina State University

1

0

0

Tennessee

Tennessee State University

16

3

$893,406

Texas

Prairie View A&M University

4

1

$194,953

Virginia

Virginia State University

5

0

0

West Virginia

West Virginia State University

3

1

$499,960

 

Totals

131

18

$5,629,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 5. Total FY 2005 Funds Awarded – by State

 

1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program

 

 

State

Institution

Teaching Awards

Research

 Awards

Total Awarded

Alabama

Alabama A&M University

$299,843

$466,536

$766,199

 

Tuskegee University

$699,553

$300,000

$999,553

Arkansas

University of Arkansas- PB

$398,830

$232,869

$631,699

Delaware

Delaware State University

$399,027

0

$399,027

Florida

Florida A&M University

0

$1,112,142

$1,112,142

Georgia

Fort Valley State University

$407,908

$500,000

$907,908

Kentucky

Kentucky State University

$396,122

$264,020

$660,142

Maryland

University of Maryland- ES

$394,550

$565,696

$960,246

Mississippi

Alcorn State University

$398,739

0

$398,739

North Carolina

North Carolina A&T State University

$1,095,593

0

$1,095,593

Oklahoma

Langston University

0

$600,000

$600,000

South Carolina

South Carolina State University

$199,085

0

$199,085

Tennessee

Tennessee State University

$200,000

$893,406

$1,093,406

Texas

Prairie View A&M University

$199,980

$194,953

$394,933

Virginia

Virginia State University

$299,999

0

$299,999

West Virginia

West Virginia State University

$299,897

$499,960

$799,857

 

Totals

$5,689,126

$5,629,402

$11,318,528

 

 

 

Funded Project Information and Descriptions for FY 2005 1890 Capacity Building Grants is available at the following link:  FY 2005 Teaching Projects to display project information. Data is from the CSREES Current Research Information System CRIS URL

 

Access the following link:  FY 2005 Research Projects to display project information.  Data is from the CSREES Current Research Information System CRIS URL