Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
02/24/2020
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

The purpose of this program is to support research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. NIFA intends this program to address educational needs within broadly defined areas of food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences. WAMS-funded projects improve the economic health and viability of rural communities by developing research and extension initiatives that focus on new and emerging employment opportunities in STEM occupations.

Category: 
women, minorities, STEM, rural, food security, sustainability, agriculture, natural resources, education, economic health
Funding Amount: 
Up to $400,000
Matching Funds: 
For FY 2020, for the WAMS program, if a grant provides a particular benefit to a specific agricultural commodity, the grant recipient is required to match the USDA funds awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources with cash and/or in-kind contributions.

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Eligibility: 
For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses, Native American Tribal Organizations- not Federally recognized Tribal Governments, Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status
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