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Grants to USA Institutions and Nonprofits in Western States for
Professional Training on Sustainability in Agriculture

Professional Development Program (PDP) Grant

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Deadline Date:

11/10/21 12:00 PM MST (Noon)

Description:

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Grants to USA institutions and nonprofit organizations in western states and Pacific territories for professional training and educational opportunities addressing sustainability in agriculture. Projects with a scope beyond a single state or region are encouraged. Eligible states and territories include Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Micronesia, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Professional Development Program (PDP) Grants are aimed at helping Cooperative Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and other agricultural professionals in the Western Region increase their understanding and proficiency in sustainable agriculture.

Proposals for the PDP grant program should:

  • Increase ag professionals’ sustainable agriculture knowledge, skills, and action.
  • Have outreach plans that demonstrate how the project will effectively deliver this knowledge.
  • Be written clearly with objectives that are easily identifiable.
  • Include a robust plan for project evaluation.
  • Demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach.

Criteria for 2022 PDP Grants:

Professional Development Program Grants are designed to educate agricultural professionals about sustainable agriculture so they, in turn, can educate and train farmers and ranchers. Funded PDP grants must achieve this long-term outcome: Cooperative Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service and other agricultural professionals are knowledgeable in sustainable agriculture principles and systems. They have ready access to resources that can help producers make informed decisions about adopting sustainable approaches with greater certainty and less risk.

Projects must improve the ability of agricultural professionals to conduct educational programs and activities in sustainable agriculture principles and systems and to respond to inquiries on the subject from farmers, ranchers, and the public.

Project approaches can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Development of materials or curricula
  • Demonstrations
  • Web-based courses
  • Tours

Multi-faceted proposals are encouraged. Projects using multiple techniques or methods are recommended, as are efforts whose results can be applied to wide and diverse audiences. Subject matter can include any sustainable agriculture endeavor, including animal agriculture, agronomic or horticultural crop production, or the effects of sustainable practices on quality of life for producers or rural communities.

Program Goals can be found at https://projects.sare.org/wp-content/uploads/PDP_CFP_2022.pdf#page=2.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176395

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding limit is $100,000 per project.

Term of Contract:

Projects may be one to three years in length.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposed projects can be located at any institution, including non-governmental organizations, that has demonstrated fiscal responsibility and expertise in sustainable agriculture, and is able and qualified to receive funds from the U.S. Government.

Multidisciplinary, multi-state, and multi-university efforts that include other private or public entities are encouraged.

Professional Development Program Grant funds may NOT be used for the following purposes:
- Capital Equipment purchases above $5,000
- Starting or expanding a farm or farm operation
- Major renovations/permanent improvements to a farm or ranch, such as constructing or remodeling a building
- Repair and maintenance of existing equipment/infrastructure
- Providing meals during events that are not necessary to maintain the continuity of a scheduled meeting; breakfasts and dinners typically do not qualify
- Testing of commercial products

Pre-Application Information:

Professional Development Program Grant Deadlines
- November 10, 2021 12:00 Noon MST: Deadline for submitting proposals
- January 2022 - Technical Review Panel recommends proposals for grant funding
- March 2022 - Western SARE Administrative Council makes final selections. Principal investigators of funded grants are informed by April 1, 2022
- Summer/Fall 2022 - Funds for selected projects are disbursed

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://projects.sare.org/

For questions regarding the Western SARE PDP program or this CFP, please contact the Western SARE PDP office: 4516 Highway 26/85
Torrington, WY 82240
(307) 575-2416
wsare-pdp@sare.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska;   Arizona;   California;   Colorado;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Montana;   Nevada;   New Mexico;   Oregon;   Utah;   Washington;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)

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