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b) Stimulate and encourage research studies in areas that will contribute to any of the NIFA Priority Areas.

c) Improve the quality of secondary and postsecondary instruction in an attempt to help achieve the present and future national food and agricultural sciences workplace needs.

In addition, NIFA has stipulated that all the projects that will be funded under this program should concentrate on improving the quality of academic instruction in the postsecondary education system, which will hopefully result in the recruitment of a larger number of qualified and diverse graduates.

In order to financially support these projects, NIFA is set to administer a total funding amount of $4,770,000 to multiple grant awardees.

The institutions and organizations who will be deemed eligible to submit an application under the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program are the following:

a) United States public or private nonprofit colleges and universities that are offering a baccalaureate or first professional degree in at least one discipline or area of the food and agricultural sciences;

b) Land-grant colleges and universities

c) Colleges and universities who are having significant minority enrollments as well as ample capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences;

d) Any other colleges & universities who are manifesting a reputable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences.

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