**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


USDA AITC Solicitation

Program Summary

The purpose of AITC is to award a cooperative agreement to:

  • ensure that future generations are agriculturally literate;
  • encourage K-12 educators to integrate information about the food and agricultural system across curricula to assist students in understanding the pivotal role of agriculture in the U.S. and world economies, to introduce students to environmental and social issues impacting food, agricultural, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences, and to expose them to higher education and career opportunities in the FANH sciences; and
  • support a network of partners to carry out the program at the State and local levels, by fostering the development of active and effective AITC programs.

AITC funded project activities shall support the creation, adaptation, and adoption of learning materials and teaching strategies to enhance agricultural literacy and student training for future careers in the FANH sciences.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested

USDA Full Proposal Deadline: 3:00pm MST May 1, 2018


There are no eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Institutions may only submit one application.

In 2018, you may only submit a new application to the AITC program: an application that has not been previously submitted to the AITC program.

Award Information and Duration

The anticipated amount available for AITC in FY 2018 is approximately $500,000 for a one year competitive agreement with noncompetitive renewal using continuation awards for four additional years. FY 2018 funding will support the initial year and subsequent funding, of similar funding levels, will be awarded for the additional four years provided performance has been satisfactory, appropriations are available for this purpose, and continued support is in the best interests of the Federal government and the public. Applications should be submitted for the full five years.