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Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

Collaborative grants for tribal colleges and universities to research environmental challenges impacting agricultural communities. 

Eligible Applicants:

About the Award:

This grant is available to 1994 Tribal Colleges (designated by 2018 farm bill) that are looking to build institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food, agricultural or natural resource sciences. Grants are collaborative, meaning projects must involve at least one additional partner. Projects focused on indoor air quality must demonstrate that indoor air quality affects farmers and ranchers within their community.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Improving indoor air quality for tribal farmers and ranchers, ventilation, Chemical Changeout

Funding Details:

  • For FY 2019, $3.7 million will be awarded. 
  • 80% of applications are funded. 
  • Minimum 2019 Grant: $60,000 
  • Maximum 2019 Grant: $500,000.

Program Highlights:

There has yet to be a project completed with a focus on indoor air.

Typical Application Period: For 2019: June through early November; For 2018: March through April



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