NCR-SARE: Professional Development Grant Program
North Central Region SARE
Grant amount: US $30,000 - US $75,000
Anticipated deadline: Mar 22, 2018
Applicant type: Faculty Working Professional
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Training / Capacity Building, Conference
Location of project: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin Expand all
Location of residency: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin Expand allView website Save Need help writing this grant?
The USDA’s North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program invites proposals for the Professional Development Program (PDP). Proposals must be targeted to educators within the Cooperative Extension Service (CES), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), other governmental agencies, and/or educators and other relevant personnel in the non-profit and for-profit sectors serving farmers and ranchers. Projects can be for up to 36 months in duration. Involvement of educators from more than one state is appropriate but not required.
The overall desired outcome of NCR-SARE PDP is to have educators (extension, NRCS, NGO, agency staff and other agricultural educators) who are knowledgeable in the general concepts of sustainable agriculture, and who work in partnership with farmers, ranchers, and others on developing programs and activities that enhance the sustainability of communities and the food and agricultural system.
Projects are capped at $75,000 in total funding, although applications of lesser amount are welcomed. We expect to have approximately $450,000 in funding for this cycle of PDP competitive grants.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- NCR-SARE PDP grants are open to all educators working on topics related to farming and ranching.
- While our primary mission with the PDP programs is train-the-trainer projects that lead to improved sustainability for existing farmers and ranchers, we recognize that reaching young people who will become farmers and ranchers is also important.
- Therefore, proposals addressing train-the-trainer activities for vo-tech agriculture teachers or other educators who impact youth, specifically youth with an interest in farming or ranching, will be considered for funding.
- As with other proposals, youth-connected projects need to meet the relevancy test for sustainability and other guidelines for the PDP program.
- Applicants are educators who often represent, but are not limited to, Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and non-profit groups.
- Projects can be for up to 36 months in duration.
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