LED

Open - Closes November 6, 2024

Funding for the Local Education and Demonstration (LED) grants will help increase the application and adoption of the results and recommendations from previous SARE-funded research by identifying and overcoming the environmental, economic, and social hindrances of adopting sustainable agricultural practices locally.

How the Program Works

Research Results

Results from previous SARE-funded research must be the basis of your LED project. Search our projects database to find SARE research!

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The Local Education and Demonstration grant program is founded on the understanding that adopting sustainable agricultural practice(s) entails change and managing potential financial, environmental, and social risks. The implementation of demonstration and/or education events can address local issues related to the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices, bolstering confidence in adoption, and reducing risks. Successful proposals are required to integrate findings from previously-funded SARE research projects, translate those results into practical demonstrations of application, and bring those results into the field through demonstration and/or educational activities for agricultural professionals and producers.

Strategies to conduct education and/or demonstration for adopting sustainable agricultural practices include, but are not limited to:

  • local demonstrations
  • trainings
  • focus groups
  • providing technical assistance
  • developing educational materials
  • the application of research results

by farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, governmental agencies, or non-governmental agencies.

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Successful projects incorporate the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainable agriculture. Projects can be up to 3 years (36 months) in length and funded up to $60,000.

Timeline

Proposals Due: November 6, 2024

Review Panel Meets: January

Award Decisions: March

Project Funds Available: April

Next CFP: Spring 2025

Contact Us

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(307) 575-2416