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20237044040159

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences (FANH) disciplines play a crucial role in feeding the US population and maintaining important natural resources. With an increasing importance of current issues such as food safety and climate change, the challenges in these fields require innovative solutions.

Additionally, the job outlook for FANH careers is strengthening as the current workforce is entering retirement. Diversifying the FANH workforce is crucial, but there are barriers, including a lack of awareness among diverse undergraduates and their families of the range of rewarding careers available, a lack of appropriate role models, financial strains, and the high visibility of health-related careers.

The St. Edward's University (SEU) from Education and Experiential Learning to Employment: Cultivating the NextGen of Natural Resources and Food Science Leaders (E3) project will increase the number, retention, and graduation of diverse students in FANH disciplines. This will be accomplished through 28 Educational Assistance Awards (EAAs), raising the profile of FANH careers (via core classes, speakers, website, MANRRS chapter), mentoring, professional development, 80 paid summer internships, professional meetings, and learning to navigate the pathways to employment in the federal sector.

E3 will make college more accessible for diverse students interested in FANH topics while providing experiences that expose them to USDA and FANH professionals and impart professional and leadership skills. This program will build infrastructure that transforms the undergraduate experience, making SEU more effective at leading diverse groups of students to careers and leadership in FANH disciplines.
Place of Performance
Austin, Texas 78704-6425 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Saint Edward's University was awarded NextGen FANH Leaders: Increasing Diversity in Natural Resources & Food Science Project Grant 20237044040159 worth $5,000,000 from the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community in June 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Austin 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 20237044040159

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
20237044040159
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
NJ3CNK23MP29
Awardee CAGE
1QH33
Performance District
21
Senators
John Cornyn
Ted Cruz
Representative
Chip Roy

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