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Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) National Program

The USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program (HSINP) acts as a positive, dynamic, and innovative driving force at USDA in support of educational program delivery that leads to a competitive workforce reflective of the needs of a diverse population. Consistent with the USDA/HACU Leadership Group's Strategic Plan, the HSINP, through its team of Regional Directors, promotes USDA services, missions, and opportunities, establishing targeted partnerships with Hispanic-Serving Institutions and other public and private entities in a manner that supports the agricultural industry in the 21st century. The HSINP is committed to help close the professional achievement gap of Hispanic-Americans through the successful execution of the: E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program, the USDA Junior Agricultural Ambassadors Program, the Future Scientists Program, and the HACU National Internship Program