The EXCITE Newsletter: August 5th, 2021

Should you need any accommodations to participate in EXCITE programming, please contact Melanie Pugsley at We recognize accommodation needs may change, even in the moment, and we will do our best to accommodate such changes as they occur.

National Registry and Geographic Map Tutorial Videos

National Registry:
Geographic Map:

Please take advantage of the information shared in these two videos created by Aaron Weibe that will help us to utilize the National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets and the Geographic Map resources. These short videos guide you through how to publish your program findings, and how to search for other programs and assets similar to your needs so we can be quickly responsive and employ our shared resources.

Aaron will also be offering open office hours to answer questions and support your interest in using these tools on August 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 3 PM – 4:30 PM ET
Join Aaron Weibe’s Zoom meeting here-

Insight Agenda for A2 teams


The A2 Insight meeting agenda is posted on the Excite website. The first part of the meeting will include program and reporting information and the second portion will be time for coaches and individual teams to meet. This new format will help return some time to you and provides individual coaching time that you requested.  Please check out the agenda to know when you will meet with your coach.


The Ad Council Rural Tool Kit


The Ad Council Rural tool kit has been updated based on their marketing research. Take a look here.

Quarterly Reports

At this time all awarded Activity 1 and Activity 2 colleges have received a financial budget report that was pre-populated with their approved budget. The Q1 Activity 1 financial report due is on August 15th. A quarterly budget report sample has been posted to the website for your reference. Please note that the costs entered on each quarterly report should be inception-to-date costs that have been incurred for the project as of the end of the grant quarter.
If you have any questions relating to the form or financial reporting for the EXCITE Activity 1 or 2 awards, please contact Cece Manoochehri,
The completed quarterly reports should be certified and sent to:
1862 Institutions to Peter Aamodt,
1890 Institutions to Antonio McLaren,
1994 Institutions to Maggie Grandon,

Thanks for your continued work on your projects, please let us know if you have any questions or how we can best serve you.


Michelle Rodgers

Associate Dean and Director

University of Delaware

EXCITE Project Director

Kathryn “Katie” Stofer, PhD

Assistant Project Director for Immunization Education, EXCITE

Research Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

University of Florida