NIFA Awards Over $10.7 Million to Support Hispanic-Serving Institutions’ Ag Science Programs

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded over $10.7 million to 24 Hispanic Serving Institutions across the U.S. and territories. This competitive grant program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic Serving Institutions to conduct higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. This year, the Hispanic Serving Institutions Educational Grants Program included 26 new and four continuation grants supporting programs that will attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce.    “To create a reliable, sustainable food supply for the U.S. and the world, we need ideas and innovations from every part of our diverse society,” said Parag Chitnis, acting director of USDA-NIFA. “Ensuring our Hispanic Serving Institutions are prepared and able to reach this vital audience is a high priority for NIFA and for agriculture.”   New awards went to these institutions: University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, California (2) California State University Fresno Foundation – Fresno, California (2) California State University – Bakersfield, California California State University, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California Humboldt State University – Arcata, California Los Rios Community College District – Sacramento, California Colorado State University-Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado Indian River State College – Fort Pierce, Florida Northeastern Illinois University – Chicago, Illinois New Mexico Highlands University – Las Vegas, New Mexico New Mexico State University – Las Cruces, New Mexico Research Foundation of The City University Of New York – Flushing, New York Recinto Universitario Mayaguez – Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Universidad Del Este – Carolina, Puerto Rico El Paso County Community College District – El Paso, Texas Texas A&M University Kingsville – Kingsville, Texas Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas (2) Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas (2) University of Texas At San Antonio – San Antonio, Texas (2) Alverno College – Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Continuation awards went to: California State University Northridge – Northridge, California University of California Merced – Merced, California University of Puerto Rico – San Juan, Puerto Rico Texas A&M University Kingsville – Kingsville, Texas   Read more information on USDA-NIFA programs for Hispanic Serving Institutions.   ###    Date: September 16, 2020Impacts: Featured Image: Group this content belongs to: Communication Staff

NIFA Awards Over $10.7 Million to Support Hispanic-Serving Institutions’ Ag Science Programs
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The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded over $10.7 million to 24 Hispanic Serving Institutions across the U.S. and territories. This competitive grant program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic Serving Institutions to conduct higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. This year, the Hispanic Serving Institutions Educational Grants Program included 26 new and four continuation grants supporting programs that will attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce.    “To create a reliable, sustainable food supply for the U.S. and the world, we need ideas and innovations from every part of our diverse society,” said Parag Chitnis, acting director of USDA-NIFA. “Ensuring our Hispanic Serving Institutions are prepared and able to reach this vital audience is a high priority for NIFA and for agriculture.”   New awards went to these institutions: University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, California (2) California State University Fresno Foundation – Fresno, California (2) California State University – Bakersfield, California California State University, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California Humboldt State University – Arcata, California Los Rios Community College District – Sacramento, California Colorado State University-Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado Indian River State College – Fort Pierce, Florida Northeastern Illinois University – Chicago, Illinois New Mexico Highlands University – Las Vegas, New Mexico New Mexico State University – Las Cruces, New Mexico Research Foundation of The City University Of New York – Flushing, New York Recinto Universitario Mayaguez – Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Universidad Del Este – Carolina, Puerto Rico El Paso County Community College District – El Paso, Texas Texas A&M University Kingsville – Kingsville, Texas Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas (2) Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas (2) University of Texas At San Antonio – San Antonio, Texas (2) Alverno College – Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Continuation awards went to: California State University Northridge – Northridge, California University of California Merced – Merced, California University of Puerto Rico – San Juan, Puerto Rico Texas A&M University Kingsville – Kingsville, Texas   Read more information on USDA-NIFA programs for Hispanic Serving Institutions.   ###    Date: September 16, 2020Impacts: Featured Image: Group this content belongs to: Communication Staff