Program Description

The USDA Terra Preta Do Indio Program is a suite of USDA fellowships available to faculty and staff at 1994 land-grant tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). These fellowships target and address mutual areas of interest between 1994 Land-Grant TCUs and USDA and provide training about resources and opportunities available at USDA. This uniquely tailored experience brings together 1994 tribal land-grant faculty/staff and federal executives to address the spectrum of challenges faced in the development of a well prepared American Indian and Alaska Native workforce. In addition, the fellowships offer the opportunity to develop collegial relationships with others at 1994 tribal land-grant colleges and universities and USDA through which collaboration and mutual learning can take place.

General Program Requirements

President, Vice-President, Dean, Provost, faculty, or staff at a Tribal College or University.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Applicants apply in response to written requests sent via email to Tribal Colleges and Universities from the USDA 1994 Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and Universities Program.

Program Contact Information

Lawrence Shorty
Program Director
Lawrence.Shorty@osec.usda.gov
202-720-7265

Additional Information

Length of Program1 week training
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram only for Tribes/ Native Organizations
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedDirect Assistance
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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