The Bankhead–Jones Act was enacted on June 29, 1935 during the Depression, to provide increased federal funding to land grant colleges. Under the law as was last increased in 1972, $8,100,000 per year is divided equally between all states, and another $4,360,000 is divided between the states based upon each state's population. These federal funds are subject to matching by the states.
|Other short titles||Agricultural Research Act|
|Long title||An Act to provide for research into basic laws and principles relating to agriculture and to provide for the further development of cooperative agricultural extension work and the more complete endowment and support of land-grant colleges.|
|Enacted by||the 74th United States Congress|
|Public law||Pub. L. 74–182|
|Statutes at Large||49 Stat. 436|
|Titles amended||7 U.S.C.: Agriculture|
|U.S.C. sections created||7 U.S.C. ch. 17 § 427|
- 7 U.S.C. §427
- Text of statute
- True, Alfred Charles (July 1929). "A History of Agricultural Education in the United States, 1785-1925". Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Agriculture. OCLC 18053387.