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Establishment of USDA 1994 Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and Universities Program Office

The USDA 1994 Program was established through Section 882 of the Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (P.L. No. 104-127), USDA must develop and implement programs to ensure that tribally controlled colleges and universities, the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, and the American Indian communities served by these schools equitably participate in the USDA workforce as employees and have access to USDA programs, services, and resources. Additionally, the term “1994 Land-Grant Institution” means one of 32 institutions defined in section 532 of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 301 note) as amended.

Key Legislation and Governing Documents

Key documents governing the establishment of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, and specifically applicable to 1994 Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and Universities.

2012 5 CFR 213.3402(a)(b), and (c) Entire executive civil service; Pathways Programs

Appointing authorities for the Pathways Program

2011 EO 13592 Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities

2010 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between USDA and American Institute Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

2010 Executive Order 13562- Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates

2008 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between USDA and American Institute Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

2002 EO 13270 Tribal Colleges and Universities

2002 Equity in Education Land-Grant Status Act of 1994

1998 Memorandum of Agreement between USDA and American Institute Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

1996 5 CFR Part 410 – Training

Is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register on training. Part 410 establishes regulations that Federal agencies are to follow in carrying out their training programs.

1996 Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act

  • TITLE VIII—RESEARCH, EXTENSION, AND EDUCATION
    Subtitle A—Modification and Extension of Activities Under 1977 Act
    "SEC. 1408. NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, EXTENSION, EDUCATION, AND ECONOMICS ADVISORY BOARD.

Section "O"

and

  • SEC. 882. MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT REGARDING 1994 INSTITUTIONS

1890 Second Morrill Act

1862 First Morrill Act

1977 Executive Order 12015 http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/12015.html

2002 Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 2002; P.L. 107-171; H.R. 2646