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20237044040156

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
SDSU brings together more than 32 internal and external partners, including four USDA agencies and three Mexico-based universities, to expand and diversify the workforce in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences (FANH). The goal is to graduate inspired undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to join the USDA FANH workforce in positions ranging from entry-level to leadership.

The Education and Leadership Program (ELP) will involve 240 undergraduate, 18 masters, and 7 doctoral students. These students will engage in focused experiential, classroom-based learning, and research-oriented solutions. The program aims to bridge the practices and knowledge of historically excluded communities (HECS) with new strategies for regenerative agriculture that address climate change, environmental degradation, food insecurity, and poverty.

Participants in the program will be students from indigenous, immigrant, and Mexican-origin HECS along the US-Mexico border. They will receive training in programs spanning research, field schools, intensive internships, symposia, classroom education, and extension. The program will expose them to the work of USDA FANH agencies, field stations, scientists, and policy experts.

The Outreach and Engagement Program (OEP) aims to diversify the pipeline of future FANH professionals. It will include activities delivered through 4-H, Master Gardener, Growing Hope, Climate Science Alliance, SAGE, SD County Food System Alliance, SD Botanical Gardens, two HECS-dominant high schools, and tribal communities. The program will offer 50 scholarships to tribal students participating in workshops.

SDSU participants from HECS will graduate with baccalaureate and advanced degrees, highly qualified and interested in bringing a unique set of skills, knowledge, and expertise on sustainable food systems and regenerative agriculture to the next generation of the USDA FANH workforce.

The process, formative, and summative evaluation will measure participant behavioral change, academic progress, degree completion, and USDA career pathways knowledge, interest, and application.
Place of Performance
San Diego, California 92182-1901 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
San Diego State University Foundation was awarded Expanding FANH Workforce: SDSU Partnerships & Training Project Grant 20237044040156 worth $5,000,000 from the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community in June 2023 with work to be completed primarily in San Diego California 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 20237044040156

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
20237044040156
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Nonprofit With 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other Than An Institution Of Higher Education)
Awarding Office
12348V INSTITUTE OF YOUTH, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (IYFC)
Funding Office
12348V INSTITUTE OF YOUTH, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (IYFC)
Awardee UEI
H59JKGFZKHL7
Awardee CAGE
04DC2
Performance District
51
Senators
Dianne Feinstein
Alejandro Padilla
Representative
Sara Jacobs

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