Sustainable Community Innovation Grants
Southern SARE will not be offering the Sustainable Community Innovation Grant in 2016.
ATTENTION: When applying for this grant, please refer to the guidelines in the Call for Proposal and carefully follow the application procedures.
Sustainable Community Innovation Grants are jointly administered by Southern SARE and the Southern Rural Development Center for the purpose of linking sustainable agriculture with healthy economic community development. Healthy and prosperous rural communities are vital to the sustainability of a healthy U.S. agriculture, and sustainable agriculture practices are important to the future vitality of many rural communities.
Despite the strong ties between agriculture and the community in which it is embedded, researchers and practitioners often fall short in their efforts to integrate both components into their scholarly and outreach activities. The Sustainable Community Innovation Grants program is an effort designed to invest in programs that blend sound community development with sustainable agriculture strategies.
Who can apply for this grant?
The grant call is open to any individuals, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, governmental organizations, and/or educational organizations located in the Southern region.
What can SCIG funds be used for?
Funds may be used for: Supplies, personnel, travel and per diem, outreach expenses, refreshments, working lunches.
Are there things that SCIG funds can't be used for?
Funds may not be used for international travel, permanent capital improvements, purchase of passenger carrying vehicles, starting a farm or farming operation, full or partial meals that are not working lunches, starting or expanding a non-governmental organization or organizational start-up expenses of any kind.
Can I see examples of past SARE projects?
You can search the national SARE database of over 5,000 research projects across the country.