FSoS Lynne Borden receives $3.49 million grant from USDA-NIFA
Department of Family Social Science department head and professor Dr. Lynne Borden received a $3.49 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant is part of USDA-NIFA's Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Program and provides funds for the Professional Development and Technical Assistance portions of the CYFAR program. Borden, the project's principal investigator, developed the grant as a partnership with Penn State University professor Daniel Perkins.
The grant will further support the success of the CYFAR initiative as it serves 26,000 youth through projects funded across multiple states and territories. Dr. Borden notes that, this grant will "build the capacity of CYFAR grantees through the development and provision of proactive technical assistance, resources, trainings, and tools; all with the overarching goal of increasing the overall positive impacts of the CYFAR Initiative's efforts."