1890 INSTITUTION TEACHING AND RESEARCH

CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM

ANNUAL SUMMARY



FY 1998





Higher Education Programs

Science and Education Resources Development

Cooperative State Research, Education,

and Extension Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture





September 1998



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 ninth 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 $78 million (77,707,694) to the 1890 Institutions and Tuskegee University in support of 386 projects -- $37,290,093 for 217 teaching projects and $40,417,601 for 169 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 eight 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 1998 Program



In FY 1998, $9,200,000 were appropriated for this program. One hundred and ninety-one (191) proposals were received in FY 1998 representing a total funding request of approximately $46 million. These included 120 research proposals and 71 teaching proposals. Grant applications were reviewed by a peer review panel comprised of 51 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 $8,771,766 available for project grants,$4,441,658 were allocated to support 25 teaching projects and $4,330,108 were allocated to support 17 research projects. Awards were made to 15 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 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 1998 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 42 funded projects.

The attached tables provide detailed information on FY 1998 awards.



AGENCY ABBREVIATIONS

ARS Agricultural Research Service

AMS Agricultural Marketing Service

CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

ERS Economic Research Service

FAS Foreign Agricultural Service

FCS Food and Consumer Service

FNS Food and Nutrition Service

FS Forest Service

NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service

OPPM Office of Procurement and Property Management

RBS Rural Business - Cooperative Service



Teaching Awards

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym FUNDS

AWARDED

9802991 Alabama A&M University

--Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

(Dr. Chandra K. Reddy)

Infusion of Precision Farming Concepts in

Agricultural Curricula

ARS

Craig Daughtry

(301) 504-5015

$179,843.00
9802960 Delaware State University

--Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

(Dr. Maggie Ruth Claussell)

Building Human Capital in Wellness Nutrition at Delaware State University

FNS

Patricia N. Daniels

(703) 305-2585

$180,000.00
99802936 Florida A&M University

--College of Engineering Sciences, Technology, and Agriculture

(Dr. Nathaniel O. Bailey)

Hands-on Experiences to Expand Undergraduate

Scope in Environmental Hydrology

ARS

Kenneth C. Stone

(803) 669-5203

$179,656.00
9802997 Florida A&M University

--Division of Agricultural

Sciences

(Dr. Dreamal I. Worthen)

Enhancing the Recruitment and Retention of Females in Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation

NRCS

Niles Glasglow

(352) 338-9500

$173,645.00



9802939 Fort Valley State University

--Agricultural Research

Station

(Dr. Ajmer S. Bhagsari)

Introducing Instructional Biotechnology at Fort Valley State University

ARS

Susan McCarthy

(301) 504-6613

$199,848.00
9802930 Fort Valley State University

--College of Agriculture, Home Economics, and Allied Programs

(Dr. Syed F. Rahman)

Biotechnology at Fort Valley State University: A

Glimpse at Experiential Learning

ARS

Bruce W. Wood

(912) 956-6421

$179,396.00
9802938 Fort Valley State University

--Department of Agricultural

Instruction

(Dr. Curtis Borne)

Phase II of Community Service Internships

ARS

Peggy Blake

(301) 504-6780

$180,000.00
9802973 Kentucky State University

--Area of Human Sciences

(Dr. Herman E. Walston)

Agricultural Sciences Program Enhancement at

Kentucky State University via Minority Student Recruitment and Retention

CSREES

Anna Mae Kobbe

(2n02) 720-2920

$180,000.00



9802996 North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Agricultural Economics

(Dr. William Amponsah)

Globalizing Academic Experience Through Cross-

Cultural and Language Technology

FAS,RBS,NRCS

Mary Chambliss

(202) 720-7233

Mae Massey

(202) 720-7233

Eloise Thomas

(202) 690-2584

Jerome Hammond

(202) 720-2218

$180,000.00
9802982 North Carolina A&T State University

--Department of Human Environment & Family Sciences

(Dr. Thurman Guy)

Teaching Development Initiative Program: "The

Catalyst for Excellence and Longevity"

CSREES

Anna Mae Kobbe

(202) 720-2920

$172,782.00
9802928 North Carolina A&T State University

--School of Agriculture

(Dr. Richard D. Robbins)

Enhancement of Human Resource Development in

Agricultural and Food Science

NRCS

Frank Clearfield

(336) 334-7058

$180,000.00
9802969 Prairie View A&M University

--College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

(Dr. Wallace W. Migura)

Developing Liaisons for Student Professional

Development in Food Distribution

AMS,FAS,ARS,

NRCS

Eileen S. Stommes

(202) 690-1300

Tim Galvin

(202) 720-5691

Peggy J. Blake

(301) 504-6780

Maxine Barron

(202) 720-1829

$180,000.00
9802943 Prairie View A&M University

--College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

(Dr. Elizabeth Noel)

PROJECT LINK (Launching Innovative New

Knowledge) - Careers in Agriculture and Human Sciences

OPPM

Linda Oliphant

(202) 720-1341

$180,000.00
9802944 Prairie View A&M University

--Cooperative Agricultural

Research Center

(Dr. Cleantis Braithwaite)

Enhancing Biotechnology in the Field of Animal

Science

ARS

Susan McCarthy

(301) 504-6613

$177,578.00
9802949 Prairie View A&M University

--Department of Human

Sciences

(Dr. Sharon McWhinney)

Enhancing the Human Nutrition and Food Curricula at Prairie View A&M University

FNS,FCS

Patricia N. Daniels

(703) 305-2585

Sondra Ralph

(214) 290-9812

$174,855.00
9802987 Southern University and A&M

College

--Human Nutrition and Food Program

(Dr. Bernestine McGee)

Enhancement of Experiential Learning in Community Nutrition and Food Management

FNS

Patricia Daniels

(703) 305-2585

$179,987.00



9802929 Southern University and A&M College

--College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences

(Dr. Kamran Abdollahi)

Use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to

Enhance Urban Forestry Education

FS

Ed Macie

(404) 347-1647

$193,456.00
9802927 Tuskegee University

--Department of Pathobiology

(Dr. Pochana G. Reddy)

Enhancement of Infrastructure to Teach

Pathobiological Sciences

ARS

Irene V. Wesley

(515) 239-8291

$137,690.00
9802941 Tuskegee University

--Food and Nutritional

Sciences

(Dr. Ananta Porobodessai)

Multi-Media Classrooms and Self-Learning Center

FS

L. Black Jr.

(334) 724-4493

$200,000.00
9802983 Tuskegee University

--G.W.C. Agricultural

Experiment Station

(Dr. Phillip A. Loretan)

GIS Training and Implementation at Tuskegee

University

NRCS

Maxine Barron

(202) 720-1829

$180,000.00

9802986 University of Arkansas at Pine

Bluff

--Aquaculture/Fisheries Center

(Dr. Steve Lochman)

Teaching Effectiveness and Minority Recruitment in Aquaculture: Project CIRCLE

ARS

Henry S. Parker (301) 504-6962

$156,091.00
9802970 University of Maryland

Eastern Shore

--Department of Agriculture

(Dr. Arthur Allen)

Enhancement of the Master of Science Degree

Program in Fish Health/Physiology

CSREES

Gary L. Jensen

(202) 401-6802

$161,102.00
9802972 University of Maryland

Eastern Shore

--Department of Agriculture

(Dr. George S. Shorter)

Incentives to Attract First Generation Scholars to Agriculture Teacher Education

ARS

Rosannah Taylor

(202) 720-6161

$179,965.00
9802981 Virginia State University

--Department of Agriculture

(Dr. Shobba Sriharan)

Environmental Science Curriculum : Creating Web Page and Student Recruitment

OPPM

Linda Oliphant

(202) 720-1341

$180,000.00

9802998 Virginia State University

--School of Agriculture, Science and Technology

(Dr. Roscoe W. Byrd, Jr.)

Enhancing Animal Science Teaching:

Development of an Experience Learning Laboratory

CSREES

Larry R. Miller

(202) 401-6848

$176,370.00







Research Awards

PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym FUNDS

AWARDED

09803071 Alcorn State University

--School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Science

(Dr. Michael O. Ezekwe)

Purslane and Water Leaf Plants in Animal and Human Nutrition ARS

Alva D. Mitchell

(301) 504-8868

$279,785.00
9803091 Florida A&M University

--Division of Agricultural Sciences

(Dr. Sheikh M. Basha)

Isolation and Cloning of a Gene Encoding Mechionine-rich Portein from Peanut ARS

Corley Holbrook

(912) 386-3176

John F. Thompson

(607) 255-1283

$269,757.00
9803134 Florida A&M University

--Center for Viticultural Sciences

(Dr. Jiang Lu)

Developing Disease Resistant Grape Cultivars by Genetic Engineering ARS

Ralph Scorza

(304) 725-3451

$256,942.00
9803043 Fort Valley State University

--College of Agriculture, Home Economics, and Allied Programs

(Dr. Anand Krishna Yadav)

Developing Biotechnological Approaches to Improve Cold Hardiness in Papaya ARS

Raymond Schnell

(305) 254-3611

$269,986.00
9803027 Kentucky State University

--Community Research

Service

(Dr. George F. Antonious)

Alternative Insecticides: Impact on Environmental Quality ARS

Dale Buck

(301) 504-7034

$208,430.00
983057 Kentucky State University

--Aquaculture Research

(Dr. Carl D. Webster)

Nutrition, Culture, Quality, and Field Trails of Red Claw Crayfish ARS

Dr. Karen Bett

(504) 286-4459

$244,018.00
9803092 Langston University

--E(Kika) de la Garza

Institute for Goat Research

(Dr. Arthur Goetsch)

Nutrient Requirements of Goats: An Update and Reevaluation ARS

Calvin Ferrell

(402) 762-4205

$270,000.00

9803144 Langston University

--E (Kika) de la Garza

Institute for Goat Research

(Dr. Maxine Cameron)

Postruminal Nitrogen Supply for Fast Growing Meat Goats ARS

Sam Coleman (405) 262-5291

$268,733.00
9803019 Southern University and A&M College

--College of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences

(Dr. Yadong Qi)

Assessing UV-B Radiation Tolerance of Urban

Woody Species

FS

Rodney Stone

(504) 771-5187

$181,411.00
9803029 Tennessee State University

--School of Agriculture and Home Economics

(Dr. Roger J. Sauve)

Genetic Transformation of Japanese Flowering Cherries ARS

Ramon Jordan

(301) 504-6570

$269,077.00
PROPOSAL

NUMBER

UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT, AND

LEAD PROJECT DIRECTOR

PROJECT TITLE USDA AGENCY COOPERATOR - See Key for Acronym FUNDS

AWARDED

9803042 Tennessee State University

--School of Agriculture and Home Economics

(Dr. Margaret T. Mmbaga)

Integrated Disease Management of Powdery Mildew in Dogwood (Cornus spp.) ARS, FS

Ramon Jordan

(301) 504-6570

Ned B.

Klopfenstein

(402) 437-5178

$270,000.00
9803049 Tennessee State University

--Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

(Dr. Sandria L. Godwin)

Elder's Use of Portion Size Aids in Estimating Dietary Intake ARS

Linda Cleveland

(301) 734-3543

$269,817.00
9803070 Tuskegee University

--G.W.C. Agricultural Experiment Station

(Dr. Ellene Kebede)

Sustainable Economic Growth and Environmental Protection in Alabama with Focus on Black Belt Counties ERS

Margot Anderson

(202) 694-5500

$194,288.00
9803005 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

--Department of Human Sciences

(Dr. Sahar Zaghloul)

Effectiveness of Pre- and Postnatal Intervention in

Promoting Breastfeeding

CSREES

Karen L. Konzelmann

(713) 798-7070

$269,988.00
9803055 University of Maryland Eastern Shore

--Department of Agriculture

(Dr. Arthur L. Allen)

Effect of Best Management Practices on Primary Nutrient Delivery Pathways in the Manokin River Basin CSREES

Fred Swader (202) 401-5887

$299,839.00
9803059 University of Maryland

Eastern Shore-- Department of Agriculture

(Dr. Mervalin Morant)

Poultry Litter as a Soil Amendment: Possible

Link to Foodborne Diseases

ARS

Thomas P. Oscar

(410) 651-6062

$239,094.00
9803022 Virginia State University

--Agricultural Research Station

(Dr. Ali I. Mohamed)

Therapeutic Potential of Soybean and Soybean Phytochemicals on Controlling Type II Diabetes

Mellitus and its Complications

ARS

Sam J. Bhathena

(301) 504-8422

$268,943.00





TOTAL FY 1998 FUNDS AWARDED BY STATE





STATE INSTITUTION TEACHING RESEARCH TOTAL AWARDED



Alabama Alabama A&M University $179,843 -0- $179,843

Tuskegee University $517,690 $194,288 $711,978



Arkansas University of Arkansas-PB $156,091 $269,988 $426,079

Delaware Delaware State University $180,000 -0- $180,000

Florida Florida A&M University $353,301 $526,699 $880,000

Georgia Fort Valley State University $559,244 $269,986 $829,230

Kentucky Kentucky State University $180,000 $452,448 $632,448

Louisiana Southern University $373,443 $181,411 $554,854

Maryland University of Maryland-ES $341,067 $538,933 $880,000

Mississippi Alcorn State University -0- $279,785 $279,785

North Carolina North Carolina A&T State Univ. $532,782 -0- $532,782

Oklahoma Langston University -0- $538,733 $538,733

Tennessee Tennessee State University -0- $808,894 $808,894

Texas Prairie View A&M University $712,433 -0- $712,433

Virginia Virginia State University $355,764 $268,943 $624,707

TOTALS $4,441,658 $4,330,108 $8,771,766





NOTE: Institutional Maximum is $880,000 and no institution may receive more than four grants

9/24/97