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Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Only land-grant institutions are eligible to receive IAER awards. Eligible land-grant institutions include all 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions. All consortia members must be land-grant institutions. The lead institution and consortium members may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.
USDA request start-up proposals from U.S. land-grant institutions to strengthen agricultural extension and training at select Iraqi agricultural universities so as to revitalize the agriculture sector in Iraq. The Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization Project (IAER) will be implemented by providing extension training programs for Iraqi nationals in the U.S. and at third country sites in ways that enhance agricultural management, production, and marketing related to small and medium-sized production enterprises. Training will be provided through partnerships that are built between U.S. land-grant institutions and Iraqi agricultural universities in each of five governorates of Iraq. In FY 2007, approximately $5.3 million is available for support of this program.