Alabama HBCU awarded $1.6M federal grant

June 12, 2020

A grant will enable Tuskegee University to have a further reach and impact in the rural, underserved and socially disadvantaged areas of Alabama.

The land-grant institution has received $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture for its Center for Innovation and Sustainable Small Farms, Ranches and Forestlands. The funds will boost the service offered from the university to small-scale farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

NIFA awarded a total $4.8 million to three historically black colleges and universities through the agency’s 1890 Centers of Excellence Grants program, funded through the FY19 Federal Appropriations Bill. Other schools include University of Maryland-Eastern Shore and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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