2011 Sustainable Community Innovation Grants Funded
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program has announced grant funding for the 2011 Sustainable Community Innovation Grants.
Nearly $30,000 has been funded to develop projects and programs that promote a stronger alignment between sustainable agriculture and community development strategies. Sustainable Community Innovation Grants, one of seven grant opportunities offered by Southern SARE, help support activities that increase knowledge, build capacity, and make connections between farms and rural communities to the benefit of people who live in those communities.
Project maximums are $10,000 for up to two years of activities.
Projects funded for FY2011 include:
CS11-084 Traditional Mvskoke Foods Recovery Project, Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative, Okmulgee, OK, $9,964, Stephanie Berryhill, firstname.lastname@example.org
CS11-085 Building a Model Farm to School Program Using Community Partnerships, University of Arkansas, AR, $10,000, Curt Rom, email@example.com
CS11-086 Community Farm and Food Project Phase I: Assessing needs and building partnerships, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, Asheville, NC, $10,000, Carl Silverstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America's Southern region.