10_wams - Women and Minorities in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program(WAMS FY2010 Request for Applications APPLICATION

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Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) FY2010 Request for Applications APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 7, 2010 National Institute of Food and Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE; U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS FIELDS PROGRAM (WAMS) INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE: This program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 10.318. DATES: Applications must be received by close of business (COB) on June 7, 2010 ( 5:00 pm Eastern Time). Applications received after this deadline will normally not be considered for funding. Comments regarding this request for applications (RFA) are requested within six months from the issuance of this notice. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. STAKEHOLDER INPUT: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is requesting comments regarding this (RFA) from any interested party. These comments will be considered in the development of the next RFA for the program, if applicable, and will be used to meet the requirements of section 103(c)(2) of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7613(c)(2)). This section requires the Secretary to solicit and consider input on a current RFA from persons who conduct or use agricultural research, education and extension for use in formulating future RFAs for competitive programs. Written stakeholder comments on this RFA should be submitted in accordance with the deadline set forth in the DATES portion of this notice. Written stakeholder comments should be submitted by mail to: Policy and Oversight Branch; Office of Extramural Programs; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; USDA; STOP 2299; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20250-2299; or via e-mail to: RFA- [email protected] . (This e-mail address is intended only for receiving comments regarding this RFA and not requesting information or forms). In your comments, please state that you are responding to the Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program RFA (WAMS). EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: NIFA announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Fiscal Year 2010 Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) to increase participation in (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21 st century rural communities. The purpose of this program is to increase America’s competitiveness by expanding participation in new 2
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economic enterprises by increasing numbers of women and other members of the U.S.
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10_wams - Women and Minorities in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program(WAMS FY2010 Request for Applications APPLICATION

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