Bankhead–Jones Act of 1935

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.[1] These federal funds are subject to matching by the states.

Bankhead–Jones Act of 1935
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titlesAgricultural Research Act
Long titleAn 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 bythe 74th United States Congress
Public lawPub. L. 74–182
Statutes at Large49 Stat. 436
Titles amended7 U.S.C.: Agriculture
U.S.C. sections created7 U.S.C. ch. 17 § 427
Legislative history


  1. ^ 7 U.S.C. §427

External linksEdit

  • 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.