The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded 20 competitive grants to Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) in six states and Puerto Rico, according to a news release from the USDA. The grants are intended to enhance the ability of colleges and universities to support underserved students and develop a skilled American workforce.
The grants totaled $8.8 million and are intended to support programs that address issues such as global food security and hunger, climate change, bio-based energy development childhood obesity and food security.
HSIs receiving the grants are South Mountain Community College, Phoenix; California State University programs in Fullerton, Merced, Pomona and San Bernardino; University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.; Florida International University, Miami; Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; University of Puerto Rico programs in Mayaguez and Rio Pierdras; Houston Community College, Houston; Texas A&M programs in Corpus Christi and Kingsville; Texas State University, San Marcos; and University of Texas programs in El Paso and Edinburg.
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