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FY 2009


Multicultural Alliances

Hispanic
-
Serving Institutions Education Grants Program




PROGRAM SUMMARY




Multicultural Alliances

Science and Education Resources Development

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

U.S.
Department of Agriculture





August 2009





HEP Programs/HIS_do not move/FY 2009/45_summaries


FY
2009

HISPANIC
-
SERVING INSTITUTIONS EDUCATION GRANTS PROGRAM

PROGRAM SUMMARY


The Hispanic
-
Serving Institutions Education Grants Program, administered by the USDA office of Higher Education Programs and
authorized by section 815 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act of 1996 (7 USC 3241), is a competitiv
e grants
program designed to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic
-
Serving Institutions (HSIs) to carry out education prog
rams that
attract, retain, and graduate outstanding students capable of enhancing the Nation’s food and agricultural scientific and pro
fessional work
force. Projects may involve individual institutions or cooperative initiatives between two or more HSIs o
r with other colleges and
universities, units of government, or the private sector.


Only Hispanic
-
Serving Institutions are eligible to apply for grants under this program. An eligible 2
-

or 4
-
year college or university must
have at least 25 percent Hispa
nic fulltime student enrollment.


In Fiscal Year (FY)
2009
, a total of $ 5,664,685 was available to support projects in the following areas of emphasis: (1) Faculty Preparation
and Enhancement for Teaching; (2) Curricula Design, Materials Development, and

Library Resources; (3) Instruction Delivery Systems; (4)
Scientific Instrumentation for Teaching; (5) Student Experiential Learning; and (6) Student Recruitment and Retention (includ
ing financial
assistance).


A total of 40 different institutions from 9 s
tates and Puerto Rico submitted 53 proposals for consideration for funding for this year, the tenth
year of the program. Institutions submitting proposals were from the following states: Arizona (1), California (15), Florid
a (1),
Massachusetts (1), Color
ado (1), New Mexico (6), New York (1), Texas (16), Washington (1), and Puerto Rico (10). These proposals
requested a total of $15,072,587 in USDA funding. In
April 2009
, the grant applications were evaluated by a sixteen member peer review
panel comprise
d of faculty members from land
-
grant and non land
-
grant universities, members from private industry, and representatives
of the Federal government. Panelists represented various academic areas including business, agriculture, natural resources,
forestry,
veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences, and closely allied disciplines. Based on the peer review deliberations, f
unds were
available to support 2
0

grants to
19

lead institutions in
3

states and Puerto Rico.

Each project has planned some form
of collaboration with
a local USDA entity.


The following chart presents information on the grants awarded under the FY
2009

Hispanic
-
Serving Institutions Education Grants
Program.



HEP Programs/HIS_do not move/FY 2009/45_summaries


INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS SUPPORTED


PROJECT DIRECTOR, INSTITUTION, AND
LOCATIO
N

PROJECT TITLE

FUNDS
AWARDED

Maya Durnovo

Houston Community College District

Houston, TX

Expanding Opportunities in the Hospitality/Food
Industry for Underrepresented Students

$

298,538

Edward A. Martinez

New Mexico Highlands

Las Vegas, NM

Focusing
Recruitment, Retention and Research
Experiences (FRRRE) for Underrepresented Minorities
in Natural Resource Management

$

296
,000

Brian Scott

Mt. San Antonio College
,

San Antonio, TX

Mt. SAC Agriculture Pathways Program

$

249,996

Alma Santiago

Pontifical
Catholic University
-
Ponce

Ponce, PR

Establishment of a new BS Biotechnology Program

$

295
,000

Donna Diller

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, NM

Integrating Nutrition, Food Science and the Culinary
Arts: Healthy Meals, Fit for Life

$

295,000

Ruddys Andrade

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

Re
-
Shaping a Curriculum: Environmental Science in
the Urban Environment

$

287,707

David Clark

Reedley College

Reedley, CA

Partners in Agricultural Leadership

$

30
0,000

Catherine M. Mazak

University of Puerto Rico
-

Mayagüez

Mayaquez, PR

English for Academic and Career Success in
Agriculture: A Needs
-
based Curriculum

$

249,753

Eliezer Louzada

Texas A & M, Kingsville

Weslaco, TX

Research Internship for Hispanic High School Students
as a Tool

to Recruit Students into Agricultural
Professions

$

281,737

Susan L. Longville

California State University
-
San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

Preparing Underrepresented Students for USDA Natural
Resource Careers With Multi
-
Disciplinary Internships

$

499,582

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Heidi Taboada

The
University of Texas
-
El Paso

El Paso, TX

An
I
nitiative to
Increase R
esearch and
E
ducation in
S
ustainability
E
ngineering

$

296
,000

Gloria Vazquez

University of Puerto Rico
-
Ponce


Ponce, PR

I
ntegration of

Interdisciplinary
Techniques:
Agricultural Biotechnology (ITAB)

$

275,000

Britt Rios
-
Ellis

California State University
-

Long Beach


Long Beach, CA

Comienza Sano: Familia Saludable
-

Latino Nutrition
and Chronic Disease Prevention Project


$

296,000

Lisa Kessler

Cal Poly

Pomona


Pomona
,
CA

Estudiante Dietetio: Development, Implementation and
E
valuation of a Spanish Dietetic
Curriculum

$

248,043

Marc Los Huertos

CSU
-

Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

Linking Curriculum and Student Internships with
USDA Mission Critical Occupations

$

3
0
0,000

Mary Kunz

St. Philip’s College, San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Proyecto Alimento III: Success in Food & Nutrition
-
Recruit, Retain and Transfer Hispanic Students from 2
-
yr to 4
-
yr Nutrition Degree Program

$

2
99,983

Patricia Baynham

St. Edward`s
University

Austin
,
TX

Undergraduate Research Experiences in Microbiology,
and Developmental Entomology

$

295
,000

Shad D. Nelson

Texas A & M
-
Kingsville

Kingsville
,
TX

Experiential Learning and Career Development in
Agricultural ad Natural Resources

$

295,000

Dave Bolt

West Hills College
-
Lemoore

Lemoore, CA

Career Opportunities in Food Safety

$

295,000

Michael Persans

University of Texas
-
Panamerican

Edinburg,
Texas

Research Experiences in Agricultural Biotechnology for
Underrepresented Students at
two Hispanic
-
Serving
Institutions

$

314,355





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FY 2007 Hispanic
-
Serving Institutions Education Grants Program

Total Funds Awarded to States and Lead Institutions


State

Institution

Awards

California

California State University, Long Beach

$

295,000

California

California State University, Monterey Bay

$

300,000

California

California State University, Poly Pomona

$

248,043

California

California State University, San Bernardino

$

499,582

California

Mt. San Antonio College

$

249,996

California

Reedley College

$

300,000

California

West Hills College
-
Lemoore

$

275,000

New Jersey

New Jersey City University

$

287,707

New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College

$

295,000

New Mexico

New Mexico Highlands

$

296,000

Puerto Rico

Pontifical
Catholic University
-
Ponce

$

240,000

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico,
Ponce

$

249,848

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaquez

$ 249,753

Texas

Houston Community College District

$

298,538

Texas

Texas A&M University, Kingsville

$

281,737

Texas

Texas

Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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For additional program information, please contact Dr. Irma A. Lawrence at 202
-
720
-
2082 or visit our higher education homepage at
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/fundview.cfm?fonum=1094
.














HEP Programs/HIS_do not move/FY 2009/45_summaries