The purpose of National Extension Diversity Award is to acknowledge accomplishments of Cooperative Extension Professionals in achieving organizational changes that support diversity, pluralism and innovation through educational programs. The Award for Diversity is designed to focus national attention on innovative models and techniques that ensure that Extension programs equitably engage all learning audiences effectively.
--> ECOP Professional Development Committee Award Project - 2 Categories!
- The Individual Awards for Excellence in Extension recognize Cooperative Extension Professionals who excel at Extension programming, make a positive impact on constituents served, and provide visionary leadership for the System.
- The Team Award for Excellence in Extension recognizes excellence of a team of Cooperative Extension Professionals in performing the work of Extension research, technical assistance, and outreach education.
EXCITE RFA Announcement
The EXCITE Implementation Phase RFA has been released and is now open for submission. This RFA for the Implementation Phase is an opportunity for all applicants, regardless of previous participation in the Design Phase, to submit proposals for the next phase of EXCITE. The project leaders are also pleased to announce that the budget for EXCITE Implementation Phase grant funding has increased 30% from $70,000 to $100,000! This additional funding will enable teams to provide more support to their projects. All interested land-grants should submit applications and take advantage of this increased funding opportunity.