Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Partnership Grant Program

Grants to USA Agricultural Professionals Partnering with Farmers in
North Central States for Sustainable Farming Research and Education

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE)

Deadline Date:

10/24/19 4:00 PM CDT

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $40,000 to USA agricultural professionals partnering with groups of farmers in eligible North Central states for sustainable farming educational, research, and demonstration projects. Eligible states include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The Partnership Grant program funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. 

Examples of appropriate projects include on-farm testing of cropping system strategies or grazing systems, cooperative efforts to develop new marketing approaches, investigations into new approaches to processing and/or adding value to sustainably produced farm products, and projects that lead to resilient agricultural systems.

Typically three or more farmers or ranchers are expected to be substantially involved in the project. Each farm or ranch must be an independent and separate operation.

For al list of eligible expenses, see the Budget Guidelines on page 6 of the Call for Proposals document in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163678

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$560,000

Number of Grants:

14

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $40,000 total funding request per application is allowed.

Term of Contract:

Projects are funded for up to 24 months. Your project cannot start before April 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any agriculture/natural resource professional in the North Central region may apply.

These professionals are:

- University educators including extension agents and specialists
- NRCS field staff
- Agricultural consultants (individuals who actively consult with farmers and ranchers as certified crop advisors, soils consultants, ranching consultants, etc.)
- Nonprofit or agency staff assisting farmer and ranchers at the local level

For purposes of this grant program, a farmer or rancher is someone who raises crops or livestock, especially as a business. Each farmer/rancher identified must be an independent and separate operation.

For al list of ineligible expenses, see the Budget Guidelines on pages 6-7 of the Call for Proposals document in Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. CDT, Oct. 24, 2019. The system will open for applications August 05, 2019.

Partnership Timeline:
Early August: Call for Proposals Released
Late October: Proposals Due
February: Funding Decisions
March: Funds Available to Recipients

Recent proposals and sample calls for proposals: https://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Recent-Grant-Projects

Timelines: https://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Timelines

Grant program presentations: https://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Write-a-Successful-Grant/Grant-Program-Presentations

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply from August 5: https://projects.sare.org/

Beth Nelson, Ph.D., Regional Coordinator (Chapter 1) and Director of Research and Education Programs
bethnelson@umn.edu
612-626-4436

120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Rob Myers, Ph.D., Regional Coordinator (Chapter 3) and Director of
Professional Development (Extension) Programs
myersrob@missouri.edu
573-882-1547

University of Missouri
238 Ag Engineering Bldg.
Columbia, MO 65211

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Missouri;   Nebraska;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   South Dakota;   Wisconsin

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Host ...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Benefit Women and Girls

Deadline 02/27/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit women and girls. The purpose of this grant program is to effect social change and promote gender equality. Grant funds may be used to support existing or new programs. Eligible applicants must work within t

GrantWatch ID#: 125230

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Documentar...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length documentary films in development stage to post-production. Funding is intended to support independent, nonfiction films that demonstrate effective storytelling, feasibility and originalit

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Historical Preservation Projects

Deadline 04/01/20 Conference Date: 02/29/20

Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for historical preservation projects. Funding is intended for programs and activities that promote the preservation of historic structures and resources, encourage historical studies and research, and promote th

GrantWatch ID#: 127639

Grant to a USA Nonprofit to Improve Healthcare For Underserved Populations

Deadline 03/16/20

Grant to a USA nonprofit organization to improve healthcare among underserved populations. Applicants are advised to verify or create the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date. The purpose of the program is to educate mental health professionals ab

GrantWatch ID#: 128550

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming nonprofits for education, job training, and community and economic dev

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Psychology Graduate Student to Research the Effects...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grant of $9,500 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Grants to USA IHEs and Nonprofit Media Arts Organizations for Film Fellowships and Scholarsh...

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants to USA colleges, universities, and nonprofit media arts organizations for film fellowships and scholarships. Funding is intended to support film projects by students and fellows in the early stages of their careers. Films can be comprised of, but are not limited,

GrantWatch ID#: 133688