Pre-proposal and Application Process
Calls for Proposals
Southern SARE grants are competitive, which means Calls for Proposals are issued for each type of grant. The grant programs can be divided into two broad categories. The "big-grant" programs ( Research and Education, Large Systems, and Professional Development) require a two-step application process in keeping with the complicated nature of the project activities. Pre-proposals are evaluated for suitability to SARE's funding guidelines. The highest ranking pre-proposals are invited to return as a more detailed proposal. The smaller grants (Graduate Student, Sustainable Community, On-Farm Research or Producer) are awarded through a single proposal process.
Proposal Budget Checklist
If you are applying for a SARE grant, you should use a checklist to make sure you include all the necessary budget details.
- Checklist for Research and Education Grant Proposals
- Checklist for Large Systems Grant Proposals
- Checklist for Graduate Student Grant Proposals
- Checklist Sustainable Community Innovation Grant Proposals
- Checklist for On-Farm Research Grant Proposals
- Checklist for Producer Grant Proposals
- Checklist for Professional Development Program Grant Proposals
For state ag coordinators whose states have Model State Programs in place, use the following budget checklists when submitting your annual budget for the Model State Program -- Training Program and Model State Program -- Program Assistant.
- Checklist for Model State Program -- Training Grant Proposals
- Checklist for Model State Program -- Program Assistant Grant Proposals
Have questions about the budget checklists? Contact Gail Patton at email@example.com