This tool is now available to Cooperative Extension. Join 50+ other Extension programs that have already registered!
Responding to specific requests in regional meetings and through various projects including EXCITE, the Extension Foundation has developed a National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets (NRCEPA). This tool will enable Cooperative Extension professionals to register their projects, programs, or curriculum for nationwide collaboration among Cooperative Extension colleagues.
- The intent of this tool is to assist Extension professionals to quickly find other like-programming efforts across the system to reduce duplication of work, and help speed up access to digital assets that would be useful to the development of new programs.
- At the request of Extension leaders, the NRCEPA provides ready-access to a living database of efforts across the system in order to rapidly respond to system-wide funding opportunities.
The NRCEPA was co-designed with a number of individuals and organizations across Cooperative Extension including the ECOP Health Innovation Task Force, and the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL).
Check it out at extension.org/registry
The National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) has been talking about the need to have a national database that allows for the collection of current Extension program efforts in urban and metropolitan spaces to better allow Extension to tell it’s ‘Urban Impacts’ story. The National Registry is what we had been hoping for…and so much more!
– Marie Ruemenapp, Extension Specialist & Co-Director Urban Collaborators, Michigan State University Extension
- When registering a project, program, or curriculum, users are invited to add any digital assets they feel may be helpful to their peers nationally for download. This includes evaluation tools, images, videos, text for campaigns, and more.
- Auto-segments Cooperative Extension programs by program area including Ag & Natural Resources, 4-H/Youth Development, FACS, Community Development, Immunization Education, and Urban Extension.
- After submitting your program, project, or curriculum to the registry, you’ll be able to return anytime to make updates.
- Dynamic search helps users find what they need quickly by keyword.
The Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE) piloted the NRCEPA as a means of taking a landscape assessment of immunization education programs across Cooperative Extension. This enabled EXCITE to see the scope of efforts already happening across Cooperative Extension on capacity funds, identify potential collaborations, share curriculums and materials, and lift up the work happening in this area to our CDC and USDA-NIFA partners.
– Michelle Rodgers, Associate Dean and Director, University of Delaware, EXCITE Project Director
Follow the National Registry on Twitter at @NRCEPA for real-time updates with new program, project, and curriculum submissions.
This work is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension grant no. 2020-41595-30123 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.