Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program (SPECA)

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
USDA, NIFA
Description: 

Deadline Passed 4/4/2018. Deadline for 2019 Unknown. The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in order to help ensure the existence of a workforce in the United States that's qualified to serve the FANH sciences system; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the FANH sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the FANH sciences.

Category: 
education, food, agriculture, natural resources, human sciences, higher education
Funding Amount: 
Total Program Funding: $800,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes, 100% match required

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments are included in eligibility.
Contact Information: 
Victoria LeBeaux- National Program Leader Email- victoria.s.lebeaux@nifa.usda.gov Phone- (202) 720-2067