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Apply for the Competitive Grant issued by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture will issue one competitive grant to support the establishment of an Agriculture Business Innovation Center at an HBCU to serve as a technical assistance hub to enhance agriculture-based business development opportunities.

Apply for this agriculture grant if you think you stand a chance!

Sponsoring Agency: National Institute for Food and Agriculture

Deadline: January 13, 2022


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has a strong and continuing commitment to strengthening its partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as other minority serving institutions.

NIFA’s HBCU programs and activities build on NIFA’s contributions across a range of opportunities to further mutual goals offered by HBCUs. The return on these investments can be seen on campuses in vibrant programs and new facilities, in the research, education, and community assistance activities conducted through enhanced relationships between NIFA and HBCUs, and in the contributions that HBCU graduates make as USDA employees, scientists, and agriculture and food professionals through programs that touch the lives of virtually every U.S. citizen.

As the lead Federal agency for higher education in the food and agricultural sciences, NIFA continues to work closely with colleges and universities to promote excellence in U.S. higher education and related activities central to food and agricultural sciences.

NIFA also continues to work with institutions to ensure that the Nation has an adequate supply of scientists and professionals with requisite expertise in the food and agricultural sciences and to ensure the adequacy of the Nation’s food and agricultural sciences research base.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the ABIC program must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA. Applications may only be submitted by a lead and/or faculty member at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). For a list of HBCU institutions visit “College Navigator(link is external).”

For more information, visit National Institute for Food and Agriculture.


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