The grants summary  includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.

Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

If you have questions about Western SARE and funding opportunities that this website doesn’t answer, you can contact your state coordinator. They can help answer questions specifically about SARE grants and your potential research and education project, but not general questions or provide answers on how to fund land purchases or capital equipment. 

Learn more about the state coordinator’s role.

State Contacts

Steven Newman

Colorado State University
(970) 491-7118

Bill Noble

Colorado State University Extension
(719) 545-1845


Man with fruit crates in his orchard
Steve Ela grows a diversity of fruit varieties on his Colorado farm and direct markets them, two strategies that improve the resilience of his operation and help him maintain profitability. Photo by Laura Lengnick.

Colorado Impacts

in funding since 1988
102 projects
funded since 1988