Closed - opens Spring 2023
Archived CFPS are to be used as EXAMPLES ONLY. Please be aware that upcoming Calls may differ. However by reviewing these documents you will get an idea of what Western SARE is looking for in a good proposal and begin your planning efforts.
The Western SARE Research to Grassroots grant program is intended to incorporate previous SARE research into application for agricultural professionals, farmers, ranchers and others to increase the overall understanding and proficiency in sustainable agriculture among these groups.
How the Program Works
The Research to Grassroots (RGR) grant program is built on the SARE concept that results of applied research are used to train agricultural professionals and farmers/ranchers in the latest practices of sustainable agriculture. Successful proposals must incorporate the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results out into the field through education for ag professionals and producers.
Funding for Research to Grassroots grants are based upon the idea that these grants will “complete the circle” of research by providing feedback loops between producers, educators, and scientists.
Project approaches can include, but are not limited to the following:
- Focus Groups
- Curricula or Materials Development
- Web-based Courses
- Digital Media
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 $100,000.
Proposals Due: November 9
Review Panel Meets: December/January
Award Decisions: February/March
Project Funds Available: April
Next CFP: Spring 2023