Sustainable Community Innovation Grant Calls for Proposals Now Open
GRIFFIN, Georgia–The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Sustainable Community Innovation Grant program is open to a variety of innovative projects that successfully link sustainable agriculture with sustainable community activities.
The Call for Proposals for the 2012 Sustainable Community Innovation Grants is now open. Project maximum is $10,000 for up to two years of activities that are intended to increase knowledge, build capacity and make connections between sustainable agriculture and rural communities to the benefit of people who live in those communities.
Grant proposal deadline is October 1, 2012, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Announcement of awarded grants will take place in December. Log on to http://www.southernsare.org/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant to download the current Call for Proposals.
The Call for Proposals includes application information, program priorities, use of funds, proposal submission instructions, and contact information. Be sure to carefully follow the information in the Call for Proposals when preparing and submitting your proposal.
To learn more about projects that were funded in 2011, log on to http://www.southernsare.org/News-and-Media/Press-Releases/2011-Sustainable-Community-Innovation-Grants-Funded.
The Sustainable Community Innovation Grants program is a partnership of Southern SARE and the Southern Rural Development Center.
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.