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Grants to USA Individuals, Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs in
Multiple States for Projects Addressing Sustainable Agriculture

Research and Education (R&E) Grant - Education Grant

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Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

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08/05/22 12:00 PM (noon) EST


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Grants to USA and territories individuals, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs in multiple states for projects addressing sustainable agriculture. Funding is intended for education and outreach activities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Education Grants should focus on a topic area of sustainable agriculture relevance that meets SARE’s program goals. In addition, the proposed project should comprise education/outreach efforts/activities that support the research/education foundation of the institution/organization, and must clearly articulate how those education/outreach efforts/activities will be implemented and evaluated.

SARE encourages proposals on quality of life topics that focus on the social health of a farming system. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Civic agriculture; agritourism; alcotourism;
  • Heirs property;
  • Direct marketing and value-added;
  • Beyond organics value chains;
  • Food sheds and food circles;
  • Local/regional processing/slaughter;
  • Farm to School/Institution;
  • Farmers’ markets; food hubs; locavores; CSAs;
  • Denominations of origin/geographic indications;
  • Non-GMO movement; Slow Food; chef collaboratives;
  • Urban ag systems;
  • Food policy councils, governance structures; and
  • Local/regional certification/branding

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 203153

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Amount Funded: $50,000. Proposals with smaller funding requests are welcomed and encouraged.

Term of Contract:

Education Grant project duration is limited to two (2) years. The project start date for FY2023 is April 1, 2023. The ending date would be 03/31/2025.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Researchers from public and private institutions, such as 1862 and 1890 land-grant universities or other colleges and universities; government agencies, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service or USDA-ARS; non-governmental organizations; community-based organizations; agribusiness; and individuals such as ag consultants are eligible to apply for Education Grants.

Education Grants are open to organizations, institutions, and individuals who are interested in conducting education and outreach activities for the benefit of the greater sustainable ag community, and promote efforts in farmer innovations, community resilience, business success, agricultural diversification, and best management practices. Non-governmental organizations and 1890 land-grant university faculty/extension cooperators are especially encouraged to apply for this grant for their education and outreach activities. SSARE also considers proposals from organizations/institutions whose projects involve farmers from indigenous agriculture that produces products for community food systems. These enterprises may be eligible where the production activity has an annual value of less than $1,000, but products are not sold due to cultural factors.

Pre-Application Information:

Education Grant Schedule
- May 2022: Call for proposals Released
- August 5, 2022: Call for proposals Due at 12 p.m. (noon) EST
- February 2023: Proposals awarded

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Questions should be directed to Jeff Jordan at or Candace Pollock-Moore at

111 Stuckey Drive
Stuckey Building
University of Georgia-Griffin Campus
Griffin, GA 30223

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arkansas;   Florida;   Georgia;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   Oklahoma;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Virginia

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