Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas

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Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas: The purpose of this program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Insular Area Institutions to carry out teaching and education programs within a broadly defined arena of food and agricultural sciences-related disciplines. By strengthening institutional educational capacities in instruction and curriculum and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning, NIFA intends that this program will help Insular Area Institutions meet their unique needs. The RIIA and AGFEI Programs directly align with: • 2018-2022 USDA Strategic Plan, Strategic Goal #4 -- Facilitate Rural Prosperity and Economic Development; Objective 4.1: Expand rural business opportunity and rural quality of life with access to capital; improved infrastructure, broadband access and connectivity; and support for workforce availability. The purpose of these programs are to promote and strengthen the ability of eligible institutions in the Insular Areas (see definition in Part VIII,) to carry out education within the FANH sciences
Federal Grant Title: Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-RIGP-006693
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.308
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 19th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: April 19th, 2019
Posted Date: February 19th, 2019
Creation Date: February 19th, 2019
Archive Date: May 19th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $1,200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $450,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 19th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
A. Eligible Applicants Only eligible institutions, as described in this section, may submit applications. Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application due date may result in the application being excluded from consideration. If an application is reviewed, but does not meet an eligibility criterion, NIFA may be precluded from making an award. Eligible institutions are as follows: 1. Individual Institutions For the purposes of the RIIA program, an eligible institution is an institution of higher education, as defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1995 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)); is located in an Insular Area; and has a demonstrable capacity to carry out teaching and extension programs in the FANH sciences. All public or non-profit 2-year and 4-year accredited institutions of higher education that offer certificate/degree programs in the FANH sciences are eligible. For the purposes of the AGFEI Program, only individual land-grant colleges and universities, and other institutions that have secured land-grant status through Federal legislation, and which are located in Insular Areas are eligible for awards under this RFA as individual applicants. The eight Insular Areas are: 1. American Samoa, 2. the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 3. the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 4. the Federated States of Micronesia, 5. Guam, 6. the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 7. the Republic of Palau, and 8. the United States Virgin Islands. 2. Branch Institutions of a Territory University System For the purposes of the RIIA and AGFEI programs, the individual branches of a territory university system that are separately accredited as degree-granting institutions are treated as separate, individual institutions eligible to apply for and receive awards, provided they otherwise satisfy the definition of “eligible institution” as specified above. 3. Independent Branch Campuses Independent branch campuses of individual institutions may apply for and receive grant awards under this program, provided that they otherwise satisfy the definition of “eligible institution” as specified above. 4. Certification of Eligibility At the time of application, each primary applicant will be required to demonstrate or certify that it is an eligible institution as defined by this RFA. A non-Land Grant institution must submit a letter signed by the institution's Authorized Representative (AR) certifying that it meets the requirements of an “eligible institution” as defined above. The AR must also certify the institution, or parent institution in the case of an independent branch campus: a) Admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate; b) Is legally authorized by the Territory in which it is located to provide a program of education beyond secondary education; c) Provides an educational program for which the institution awards a bachelor's degree or provides not less than a 2-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward such a degree; and d) Is a public or other nonprofit institution; and is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association, or if not so accredited, is an institution that has been granted pre-accreditation status by such an agency or association that has been recognized by the Secretary for the granting of pre-accreditation status, and the Secretary has determined that there is satisfactory assurance that the institution will meet the accreditation standards of such an agency or association within a reasonable time. Eligibility documentation must be submitted as part of the applicant's Project Narrative. See Part IV, B.3, Field 8 of this RFA.
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