Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
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Grants of up to $30,000 to USA individuals affiliated with nonprofit organizations, IHEs, agencies, and agriculture-based for-profit businesses in Northeastern States to work with farmers on sustainable agriculture projects. Funding is intended to support the development and implementation of solutions to sustainability challenges related to production, marketing, and community well-being in the area's farming and food systems, and to strengthen working partnerships between farmers and agricultural service providers to advance sustainable agriculture. Projects must take place on farms or directly involve farm businesses.
Reviewers look for well-designed proposals that enhance the environment, improve quality of life for farmers and their communities, and lead to profitable farm economies. Proposals should be relevant to farming and sustainability issues in the Northeast, and should offer both research and outreach components so that results will be available to the wider farm community. Grants may be used for: research to improve production practices, marketing approaches, or farmer, farmworker or community well-being; education and training programs to increase knowledge and improve decision-making about sustainable practices; on-farm or in-market demonstrations of new techniques; and developing new farm management and community development approaches that support sustainable agriculture outcomes.
Funds may be used for expenses specific to the project:
- Labor, including wages or salary, and benefits, for individuals working directly on the project;
- Supplies, including research supplies, outreach materials, copies, postage, printing, and software specific to the project;
- Farm equipment rental and operating charges;
- Services, like soil testing, interview transcription, consulting, etc.;
- Travel and per diem necessary for the project;
- Specialized equipment rented or purchased essential for the project;
- Journal publication fees so long as they are incurred during the contract period; and
- Indirect costs up to 10 percent of total grant request.
In the past, Partnership projects have experimented with new crop and production methods, addressed farm management challenges, developed unique machines and tools, explored innovative pest control and grazing strategies, tested new ways of marketing agricultural products, and more. While smaller, one-year projects are welcome and encouraged, the funding cap for Partnership grant proposals has been increased to better allow for projects that enlist multi-institution or multi-disciplinary collaboration, explore more complex subject matter, or take longer to document results or changes.
GrantWatch ID#: 175200
Up to $30,000
Funding start date for awarded projects: August 1, 2019
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: http://www.ciids.org/NESARE/pg/
With questions, contact grant manager Carol Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802/651-8335, x 555.
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