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20237044040155

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Workforce diversification of the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences (FANH) must begin with equity-driven outreach, teaching, and mentoring to foster students' deep understanding of science, cross-cutting themes unique to USDA, and applications of learned experiences.

Through this SSS ELP Tier I project, Texas FAST: Texas Experiential Learning & Scholarship Program for Food & Agricultural Science Training, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) will prepare undergraduate students in the new, interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Sustainability (ESS) program for careers in FANH.

Located in San Antonio, with an undergraduate population of 1,195 (73% Latinx, 41% first-generation, 55% Pell-eligible) and with expertise in culturally relevant pedagogy, curriculum, and student support, OLLU is uniquely positioned to diversify the future FANH workforce.

Texas FAST aims to build and sustain the next generation of FANH workforce by 1) eliminating barriers to retention and graduation by providing scholarships, mentoring, and a living learning community and by 2) expanding career awareness across diverse FANH sectors and increasing employability skills through meaningful experiential learning opportunities and paid internships at the University of South Alabama and the Canada Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Utilizing a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, Texas FAST will create programming that nurtures engagement with natural resources and fosters interest in FANH careers. Students will develop the research, leadership, and employability skills necessary for high-demand FANH occupations.
Place of Performance
San Antonio, Texas 78207-4617 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
OUR Lady Of Lake University Of San Antonio was awarded Equity-Driven Outreach for FANH Workforce Diversification Project Grant 20237044040155 worth $5,000,000 from the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community in June 2023 with work to be completed primarily in San Antonio Texas 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
20.0% Complete

Funding Split
$5.0M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$5.0M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 20237044040155

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
20237044040155
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Hispanic-Serving Institution
Awarding Office
12348V INSTITUTE OF YOUTH, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (IYFC)
Funding Office
12348V INSTITUTE OF YOUTH, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (IYFC)
Awardee UEI
RRWPRNJR5L49
Awardee CAGE
1FVJ9
Performance District
20
Senators
John Cornyn
Ted Cruz
Representative
Joaquin Castro

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) $5,000,000 100%
Modified: 6/5/23