Top 10 Reasons Why Capacity Funding is Essential
A statement on capacity funding prepared August 20, 2013 by the ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee.
In 2014, Cooperative Extension (Extension) celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation for Cooperative Extension. … Extension translates science for practical applications; engages with the public by providing reliable information leading to positive action; and transforms individuals, families, communities and businesses in rural and urban areas.
Capacity funding is essential:
- To change lives.
- To provide rapid response.
- To continually engage with the public.
- To leverage state and local funding.
- To solidify the legislated partnership with USA-NIFA.
- To operate as a national system.
- To develop partnerships.
- To compete in the federal grants environment.
- To inform research questions and translate science to practice.
- To reduce expenditures on mandated programs.