The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) solicits applications for the Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program (TEE). Approximately $1.7 million is available for project grants for fiscal year (FY) 2004. Applications must be received no later than March 30, 2004.
The TEE program purposes to promote and strengthen higher education instruction in the food and agricultural sciences at the 31, Tribal Colleges designated as 1994 Land-Grant Institutions in the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994. Available funds will be divided evenly among the eligible 31, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, which include: Bay Mills Community College, Blackfeet Community College, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, College of Menominee Nation, Crownpoint Institute of Technology, D Q University, Dine College, Chief Dull Knife Memorial College, Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College, Fort Belknap College, Fort Berthold Community College, Fort Peck Community College, Haskell Indian Nations University, Institute of American Indian Arts and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Leech Lake Tribal College, Little Big Horn College, Little Priest Tribal College, Nebraska Indian Community College, Northwest Indian College, Oglala Lakota College, Salish Kootenai College, Si Tanka/Huron College, Sinte Gleska University, Sisseton Wahpeton Community College, Sitting Bull College, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Stone Child College, Turtle Mountain Community College, United Tribes Technical College, and White Earth Tribal and Community College.
Targeted areas of institutional capacity building for teaching food and agricultural sciences at the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions include: (1) Curricula Design and Materials Development; (2) Faculty Development and Preparation for Teaching; (3) Instruction Delivery Systems; (4) Student Experiential Learning; (5) Equipment and Instrumentation for Teaching; and (6) Student Recruitment and Retention.
Applications may be submitted by any of the thirty-one 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. Applications will be evaluated by peer panelists and awards will be made on a non-competitive basis but based upon compliance with evaluation criteria contained in the Request for Applications document.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants
For the entire Request for Applications document, including mailing addresses and contact information, information forms, etc. click to this link.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Office of Extramural Programs