Managing Your Grant
If you are a grantee or a member of a project team, you can use this section to find out about how to manage your SARE award. You may also want to read this section to understand SARE's expectations before submitting a grant application.
Once your project is funded, you need to be aware of SARE's general requirements. Key points are:
- All SARE grants are paid as reimbursements.
- We require annual reports each year and a final report 45 days after the project ends.
- We will reimburse up to 90 percent of the award and hold the balance until we get a satisfactory final report.
- The outreach component of your project should acknowledge SARE support and use the SARE logo. We ask that you use the following language: “This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number XXX-XXXXX-XXXXX through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.” You can download the Southern SARE logo.
- Refer to the Project Photo Tips for taking project photos that will catch the editor's eye.
Final reports and awards
As mentioned above, a final report is due within 45 days of project completion, and we will always hold a portion of the award until we have everything we need to close the project.
Our financial requirements
Find out about tracking project expenses, invoicing requirements and documentation of how funds were spent in this section on financial requirements.
Our reporting requirements
Reporting requirements are an important aspect of all grants. Find out report due dates, access templates, and where to get your reporting questions answered.
If you are having problems
You can get help if you are experiencing a problem with your project. The SARE staff is ready to support you.