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EXCITE is a system-wide local response by U.S. Cooperative Extension made possible through an interagency agreement between USDA-NIFA and the CDC. It embeds partners and funders to strengthen immunization education with a special focus on adult vaccination hesitancy around both COVID and other adult immunizations. 96 Projects representing 73 Land-grant Universities across the United States are funded to be part of this national effort.
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On behalf of the Cooperative Extension System, the Extension Foundation serves as Principal Investigator, provides grants administration, fiscal, operational, and technological services, system-wide communication, innovation processes, wrap-around services for projects, data collection and dashboards, and partnership development for the EXCITE Program.
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EXCITE Program News

Interactive Dashboard of EXCITE Programs​

Hear From the Cooperative Extension Faculty & Staff Leading EXCITE Projects Across the Nation

University of Tennessee, June 2022

Montana State University, June 2022

Kansas State, June 2022

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, May 2022

University of Illinois, May 2022

University of Delaware, May 2022

University of Purdue, May 2022

University of Maryland, May 2022

University of Arizona, May 2022

University of Idaho, April 2022

Red Lake Nation, April 2022

Florida A&M and University of Florida, April 2022

Colorado State, March 2022

Alcorn State University, March 2022

Ohio State University, March 2022

Iowa State University, January 2022

Michigan State University, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Bay Mills Community College, January 2022

University of Vermont, January 2022

American Samoa Community College, January 2022​

University of Minnesota, January 2022 ​

University of Connecticut, January 2022

University of Rhode Island, January 2022 ​

Tennessee State University, January 2022 ​

College of Menominee Nation, December 2021​

University of Wyoming, November 2021 ​

University of Missouri, September 2021​

University of Wisconsin, August 2021​

University of Georgia, July 2021​

Lincoln University, June 2021​

North Carolina State University, June 2021

Virginia Tech, May 2021

Southern University, May 2021

This work is supported through an Interagency Agreement (IAA) with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Award NO: 2021-77041-34831