Southern SARE: Professional Development Grants

Southern Sustainable Agriculture, Research & Education (SARE)


Grant amount: Approximately US $80,000

Next deadline: Jun 1, 2018 2:00pm PDT (Pre proposal)

Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2018 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Working Professional

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia (US state), Kentucky Expand all

Location of residency: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia (US state), Kentucky Expand all

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Overview:

The Professional Development Program provides sustainable agriculture education and outreach strategies for Cooperative Extension Service personnel, Natural Resources Conservation Service staff and others who work directly with farmers and ranchers. Professional Development Program Grants are available to help further those education and outreach strategies.

Professional Development Program Grants are competitive grants that provide sustainable agriculture education and outreach strategies for Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other ag professionals who work directly with farmers and ranchers. PDP grants are SSARE’s train-the-trainer grants.

There is no funding cap for projects. The PDP Grant generally funds three to four training projects.

Professional Development Program grants fund training activities that may include seminars, workshops, farm tours, on-farm demonstrations, or the development, marketing and distribution of training materials. Activities may take place in a single state, multiple states, or throughout the entire Southern region.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Agricultural professionals such as Cooperative Extension, NRCS, FSA, and other USDA staff, ag consultants, non-governmental organizations, farmer trainers and other as professionals are eligible to apply for a Professional Development Program Grant.
  • SARE is an inclusive program and encourages pre-proposals from land grant and non-land grant universities, colleges, USDA agencies, community-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations. 

Preferences:

  • There is no funding cap, but to fund a broad portfolio of projects, priority will be given to those less than $80,000.