PRIME GRANT

20237044040157

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
This multi-institutional $18,110,000 project will establish an inclusive consortium of institutions from nearly every MSI category to build and sustain the future workforce in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences (FANHS).

We will build present and future student knowledge of the processes and pathways leading to education opportunities and employment in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences while advancing equity through student scholarships (SSP), experiential learning (ELP), and outreach and engagement (OEP).

Tasks/activities to be conducted will accomplish the following objectives of the project:

1) Attract and engage youth through leadership and experiential learning:
- Junior MANRRS and Native Youth Clubs establishment and cultivation
- Youth leadership curriculum development and dissemination
- Immersive learning and educators development

2) Attract and engage high school and college learners through research, work experiences, and study abroad experiential learning opportunities

3) Fund high-quality underserved students through FANHP scholarships and cultivate innovative underserved student recruitment and retention strategies

4) Attract underserved learners through outreach and engagement:
- Positive Youth Development (PYD) conference
- PYD, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
- Precision/digital ag certificates
- New Farmer Academy scholarships for nontraditional youth

5) Develop a communication campaign and marketing materials to attract/engage future underserved learners to the FANHP. Specific activities include the following:

Activity 1.1: Establish Junior MANRRS (JM) chapters and Native Youth Clubs in FANHS.

Activity 1.2: Create and disseminate a FANHS careers curriculum for youth.

Activity 1.3: Create a variety of immersive learning activities for youth.

Activity 1.4: Train formal and nonformal educators in the use of immersive learning activities for attracting students to the FANHP.

Activity 2.1: Engage high school students in supervised FANHS research and entrepreneurship experiences.

Activity 2.2: Attract and engage incoming college students through bridge programs.

Activity 2.3: Engage college undergraduates in a diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and leadership academy through an alternative spring break.

Activity 2.4: Develop, fund, and engage students in paid domestic and international experiences in FANHS.

Activity 2.5: Fund college student participation in leadership development organizations.

Activity 3.1: Attract high school students through funded, online, out-of-state dual enrollment (DE).

Activity 3.2: Support underserved students with scholarships.

Activity 3.3: Create greater course access, enhance ease of course transfer, and retain more students in the FANHS by expanding course sharing.

Activity 4.1: Create and host a Positive Youth Development (PYD) for Career Success conference.

Activity 4.2: Develop and deliver an online PYD Leaders Certificate Program.

Activity 4.3: Engage underserved youth in TSU's New Farmer Academy (NFA).

Activity 4.4: Engage underserved youth and adults in a precision/digital agriculture certificate program.

Activity 5.1: Establish two student-operated podcasts to attract and engage underserved youth.

Activity 5.2: Build, market, and disseminate a mobile job opportunity-matching app.

Activity 5.3: Create and disseminate NextGen-branded email newsletters, a website, and social media channels.
Place of Performance
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1500 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Tennessee State University was awarded FANHS Workforce Consortium: Building Future Leaders Project Grant 20237044040157 worth $18,110,000 from the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community in June 2023. 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.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 6/5/23

Period of Performance
6/1/23
Start Date
5/31/28
End Date
7.0% 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

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
20237044040157
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)
Performance District
TN-05
Senators
Marsha Blackburn
Bill Hagerty
Representative
William Ogles
Modified: 6/5/23