Sustainable Community Innovation Grant Opportunities Now Available
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 to increase and support farms, businesses, families and communities.
The Calls for Proposals for the 2011 Sustainable Community Innovation Grants are now open. Project maximums are $10,000 for up to two years of activities that are intended to increase knowledge, build capacity and make connections between farms and rural communities to the benefit of people who live in those communities.
Grant proposal deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Oct. 3, 2011. Announcement of awarded grants will take place in December. Download the current Calls for Proposal. The Calls for Proposal includes application information, program priorities, use of funds, proposal submission instructions, and contact information. Be sure to carefully follow the information in the Calls for Proposal when submitting your grant.
Priority areas for this year’s Sustainable Community Innovation Grants program include such topics as strategic planning efforts, food assistance and security activities, local leadership development, and farmer/consumer linkages. Learn more about projects that were funded in 2010.
For more information on our Sustainable Community Innovation Grants visit this page on our website.
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.