GRANTS

GRANT ACTIVITY – AMOUNT AWARDED: $2,184,448

GENERAL DUTIES AS PROJECT DIRECTOR:

  • Seek for federal grants in field area
  • Write and apply for grant
  • Oversee project management
  • Manage budget and comply with institution’s, grant agency, and OMB regulations
  • Coordinate program activities
  • Planning and advertising projects workshops and courses
  • Develop workshops and prepare educational materials if proposed
  • Develop project publications if proposed
  • Offer workshops to farmers and ranchers
  • Supervise graduate students assistants and non faculty for projects
  • Write project reports and project performance reports

COMPETITIVE GRANTS:

  • Outreach – Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness in Puerto Rico, PI 2020 ERME-USDA-NIFA. Award: $100,000.
  • Outreach – Agricultural and Food Economic Enhancement Incubator, PI 2020, Puerto Rico Department of Housing-CDBG Funds. Requested Budget: $2,500,000, pending.
  • Outreach – Implementing Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction and Hazard Mitigation Strategies through Development and Integration of Community Capacity Building in the Rio Grande de Añasco Watershed, Co-PI 2020, DHS-FEMA Hazard Mitigation Funds. Requested Budget: $11,500,000, pending.
  • Outreach – Covid-19 economic impact, readiness & preparedness for milk and meat Hispanic producers and farmworkers and agri-food system, PI 2020 USDA NIFA. Requested Budget: 1,000,000.
  • Outreach – Fighting COVID-19: Assessment of the Impact of Agricultural Extension Training on Covid19 in the Meat Supply Chain in Puerto Rico, Co-PI 2020, UPR-PRST.  Award: $175,000
  • Outreach – Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers, CO-PD.2019. USDA-OAO. Award $233,102.40, started October 2019.
  • Research – Data Integration Center for Food and Agriculture in Puerto Rico’s, Phase I. PI. 2018 USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Requested Budget $499,821.
  • Outreach – Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers, CO-PD.2018. USDA-OAO. Award $199,421.87
  • Education – Applied Economic Research Center (AAERC) for the Agricultural Sciences. PI. 2016-2017 USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Requested Budget $150,000.
  • Education – Developing Research Skills in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Students. PI. 2016-2017 USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Requested Budget $150,000.
  • Outreach – Delivering Marketing Education to Beginning, Veterans, and Historically Under Deserved Producers in Puerto Rico. PI. 2015-2016 USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Risk Management Educational Center, Southern Region.  Requested Budget: $50,000, Award $50,000.
  • Research & Outreach – Economic Viability of USDA Organic Certified Products and Certified Chicken and Eggs in Tropical Environments: An Integrated ad Multidisciplinary Approach. PI. 2015-2016 USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. Requested Budget: $1,000,000.
  • Outreach – Next Generation of Female Farmers Engaging in a Sustainable and Competitive Agriculture. Co-PI 2015-2016, USDA- Natural Resource Conservation Service, Caribbean Conservation Innovation Grants.  Budget Requested: $75,000, Award $75,000.
  • Outreach – Agricultural Marketing Education Center for Puerto Rico: A Consumer based Approach. PI. USDA-Farm Service Agency, Outreach and Education, Technical Assistance, and Financial Education for FSA Programs, Functions, and Activities. Budget Requested: $99,000.
  • Outreach – Women in Puerto Rico’s Agriculture Conference. 2015-2016. Co-PI. USDA Southern Risk Management Educational Center. Award: $5,000.
  • Outreach – Technology & Management Educational Center for Socially Disadvantage Farmers and Ranchers in Puerto Rico, Phase III. 2014-2015. PI. USDA-Office of Advocacy and Outreach, Award Number: USDA-OAO: 59-2501-14-041. Award: $179,220.
  • Outreach – Increasing Profitability and Viability by Managing Risks in Puerto Rico. PI. University of Arkansas – Southern Risk Management Education Center, 2014 Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program. Budget Requested: $50,000.
  • Outreach – Women in Puerto Rico’s Agriculture Preserving Farm Lands for a Sustainable Development”.  2013-2014. Co-PI. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS; 69-F-352-10-01. Award: $60,000.
  • Outreach – Technology & Management Educational Center for Socially Disadvantage Farmers and Ranchers in Puerto Rico, Phase IV. 2014-2015. PI. USDA-Office of Advocacy and Outreach, Award Number: USDA-OAO: 59-2501-14-041.Budget Requested: $400,000.
  • Outreach & Education – Agricultural Entrepreneurship Center for Socially Disadvantage Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Puerto Rico. PI. 2013-2014, USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program. Requested Budget: $749,999.
  • Outreach – Technology & Management Educational Center for Socially Disadvantage Farmers in Puerto Rico Phase II. 2011-2012. PI. USDA-Office of Advocacy and Outreach, Award Number: USDA-OAO: 59-2501-10-030. Award: $400,000.
  • Outreach – Sustainable Development by Women in Puerto Rico’s Agriculture.  2011-2012. Co-PI. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS; 69-F-352-10-01. Award: $100,000.
  • Research – Development of an Economically Feasible Food Processing Plant Model for Minimally Processed Agricultural Crops. 2011- 2012. Co-PI.  USDA- Rural Development. Award: $ 307,704.
  • Outreach & Research – Developing Coastal Communities in Puerto Rico: A Consumer Based Approach for Local Fresh Fish. PI. 2012-2013, USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program.  Requested Budget: $333,177.
  • Outreach & Education – Agricultural Entrepreneurship Center for Young Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Puerto Rico. PI. 2010-2011, USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program. Requested Budget: $750,000.
  • Outreach & Education – Agricultural Entrepreneurship Center for Young Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Puerto Rico. PI. 2009-2010, USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program. Requested Budget: $741,899.
  • Outreach – Technology & Management Educational Center for Socially Disadvantage Farmers in Puerto Rico. 2009-2012. PI. USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Award Number: USDA-NIFA: 2009-39300-20235. Award: $300,000.