Strengthening the ability of the land grant university system to execute its rural development mission

CAPE - Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation. CAPE is dedicated to identifying and sharing best practices for benchmarking community behavioral health.

AAPI - Limited English Proficiency Resource Center provides education and technical assistance to AAPIs with limited English proficiency. The center identifies existing and emerging resources, prioritizes topics,and translates material for audio dissemination—all of which help AAPI farmers and fisherman build successful farm and rural enterprises. Hmong community members guide the center, which is supported by several USDA agencies and managed by the NCRCRD.

SBIR -The Small Business Innovation Research Program at USDA provides unique opportunities for the nation’s small businesses to apply for and receive federal monies for research and development to support high quality, advanced concepts related to important scientific problems in agriculture and other endeavors that could lead to significant public benefits. Provides informational and training webinars for Cooperative Extension and other agency personnel to successfully guide SBIR applicants through the proposal writing and submission process.