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Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program

Department of Agriculture


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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-HSI-003956
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Oct 10, 2012
Creation Date: Oct 10, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 18, 2013   
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 18, 2013   
Archive Date: Mar 20, 2013
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Food and Nutrition
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $9,000,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 10.223  --  Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Awards may only be made to public or other non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions as defined in the definitions section of this RFA. To be eligible for competitive consideration for an award under this program, a Hispanic-Serving Institution must at the time of application certify that it has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. By submitting an application, the applicant organization certifies that it is eligible to receive funding under this program.

Agency Name

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


This competitive grants program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional work force.

Link to Additional Information

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program

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Synopsis Modification History

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