||New Beginning for Tribal Students makes competitive grants to land-grant colleges and universities to provide identifiable support specifically targeted for Tribal students. A land-grant college or university that receives this grant shall use funds for, but not limited to, recruiting; tuition and related fees; experiential learning; student services, including tutoring; counseling; academic advising; and other student services that would increase the retention and graduation rate of Tribal students enrolled at the land-grant college or university. The maximum one state can receive is $500,000 per year. The technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2023 funding opportunity is scheduled. Please see details about the webinar, including the registration link, date, and time, via the technical assistance webinar button on the USDA website. The recording and supporting documents will also be posted to this page after the event.
||Section 7120 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-334) amends the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3221 et seq.) to add section 1450, 7 U.S.C. § 3222e, to authorize the New Beginning for Tribal Students (NBTS) competitive grants program. General Provision 773 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-94) provided $5 million in discretionary funds to carry out this program. This legislation authorized the Secretary to make competitive grants to land-grant colleges and universities to provide support targeted at Tribal students. Land-grant colleges and universities includes1862, 1890 and 1994 land-grant institutions. Tribal student is defined in this legislation as a student at a land-grant college or university that is a member of an Indian tribe as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C 5304). The maximum amount allowable per state is $500,000 per year.