Tribal College Initiative Grants
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Offers funding to 1994 Land Grant Institutions, or tribal colleges, to purchase equipment and make capital improvements to their educational facilities.
Funds can be used for:
- Enhancements to infrastructure
- Purchasing equipment
- Essential community facility development projects
- Educational equipment
- Renovation and improvements
- Vehicles and major equipment
- Education and cultural projects
Amount of Funding
Award ceiling: $250,000 per land grant institution
Applicants must provide 5% matching funds for the project.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants are tribal colleges as listed in section 7402 of the Agricultural Act of 2014.
What This Program Funds
Buildings and Facilities • Equipment
Contact the Community Programs Specialist at your local USDA Rural Development state office to discuss your specific project and start an application.
For program questions:
Contact the appropriate USDA Rural Development state office.
Topics This Program Addresses
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Colleges and Universities • Infrastructure • Transportation