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20237044040153

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Saplings envisions leading the 1890 Land-Grant Universities (LGUs) and the nation in growing the next generation of underrepresented minority (URM) workers, leaders, and innovators for food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences (FANH) careers. Saplings establishes sustainable pathways, partnerships, and programs to prepare URM students across the educational continuum - 4-H youth, grades 5-12, and college - for federal and private sector employment.

Our overarching goal is to use collaborative networks and innovative concepts and approaches to leverage institutional assets, expertise, and resources to increase the number of students persisting and succeeding at each major juncture along the education-to-workforce pathway. Saplings is aligned with USDA NextGen priorities and contributes to all 6 strategic goals of the 2022-2026 USDA's Strategic Plan, goals 2, 5, and especially 6.

The Saplings objectives are to:
1. Strengthen the college pipeline by igniting interest and engagement in FANH programs among grades 5-12 school students.
2. Use a comprehensive modular approach with multi-layer partnerships to attract, retain, mentor, and graduate more URM college students across the FANH continuum.
3. Increase institutional capacity for student success and boost students' awareness of FANH careers.

Upon the completion of this project, we expect to:
1. Train 6,134 G5-12 students, 326 G5-12 educators, and 5,871 college students.
2. Reach 980 families.
3. Engage more than 30 partners.
4. Enhance URM student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates at 1890 LGUs.
5. Increase URM graduates for USDA employment.
6. Enhance the 1890 LGUs' capacity by scaled courses, certificates, and training modules.
Place of Performance
Greensboro, North Carolina 27411-0002 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
North Carolina Agricultural And Technical State University was awarded SAPLINGS: Growing URM Workers in FANH Careers. Project Grant 20237044040153 worth $18,110,000 from the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community in June 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Greensboro North Carolina United States. The grant has a duration of 5 years and was awarded through assistance program 10.237 From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals. The Project Grant was awarded through grant opportunity From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 6/5/23

Period of Performance
6/1/23
Start Date
5/31/28
End Date
23.0% Complete

Funding Split
$18.1M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$18.1M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 20237044040153

Subgrant Awards

Disclosed subgrants for 20237044040153

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
20237044040153
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Historically Black College Or University (HBCU)
Awarding Office
12348V INSTITUTE OF YOUTH, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (IYFC)
Funding Office
12348V INSTITUTE OF YOUTH, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (IYFC)
Awardee UEI
SKH5GMBR9GL3
Awardee CAGE
7N746
Performance District
06
Senators
Thom Tillis
Ted Budd
Representative
Kathy Manning

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Research and Education Activities, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture (012-1500) Agricultural research and services Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $18,110,000 100%
Modified: 6/5/23