10.523: Centers of Excellence at 1890 Institutions
Alternate Name: 1890 Centers of Excellence COEs
Aug. 8, 2022
Aug. 8, 2022
The Centers of Excellence at 1890 Institutions Program will establish new federally-funded Centers of Excellence, building on three existing non-federal Centers established in 2015 in conjunction with the 125th Anniversary of the Second Morrill Act of 1890. Funding will be awarded non-competitively to build capacity of the following Centers: 1) The Center for Innovation and Sustainable Small Farms, Ranches, and Landowners (CISFRL) is intended to increase profitability, natural resource conservation and market demand for small farmers, including socially disadvantaged/ underserved farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. This Center also addresses challenges related to healthier families and enhanced quality of life in rural communities. 2) The Center of Excellence for International Engagement and Development is designed to supply the country with a globally educated workforce and support critical global development needs. Projects may address trans-boundary challenges including U.S. national security, climate variability, conservation, and biodiversity, as well as the development/strengthening of teaching curricula and experiential learning. 3) The Virtual Center to Motivate and Educate for Achievement serves as an expansive resource center for developing and sustaining a diverse and talented STEAM workforce pipeline by working collaboratively with government and private sectors.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants (Discretionary)
Full applications may only be submitted by an individual or consortium of the nineteen 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University (as identified in the Second Morrill Act; 7 U.S.C 3221 et seq. ( 7 U.S.C. 321)). Grant recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply for the purpose of supporting the overall coordination and administration of the 1890 COE.