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Distance Education Grants for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG)

The purpose of this program is strengthen the capacity of Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences through distance education technology. The Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG) is a NIFA-administered competitive grants program focused on improving formal, postsecondary agricultural sciences education.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

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  • More Information on Eligibility

    Eligible institutions include colleges/universities located in an Insular Area conducting teaching/extension programs in at least one discipline/area of food & agricultural sciences. Eligible public or state funded non-Land Grant institutions must submit a letter signed by the institutions Authorized Representative certifying that it meets the requirements in this RFA. Land-grant institutions and others that have secured Land-grant status through Federal legislation are automatically eligible.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) December 23, 2013
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    March 7, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $750,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $70,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Saleia Afele-Faamuli
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-RIGP-004413
    CFDA Number 10.322
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