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Western SARE Research to Grassroots Grant

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Opens August 1, 2021

About

These grants are built on the SARE concept that results of applied research are used to train agricultural professionals and producers in the latest principles of sustainable agriculture. Successful R2GR projects will take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. 

Eligibility

The Administrative Council requires that agricultural producers be involved from start to finish in the planning, design, implementation and educational outreach of any SARE-funded project. 

Terms

Research to Grass Roots Grant funds may NOT be used for the following purposes:

  • Capital Equipment purchases: Defined as a single, autonomous piece of equipment that costs $5,000 or more and has a useful life of more than one year. Minor equipment under $5,000 is allowed – please include as a supply cost.

  • 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.

  • Student tuition and fees Additionally, matching funds are not required or requested of Western SARE grant recipients. Please do NOT include matching funds in your budget or justification.

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Details

Release Date

August 1, 2021

Organization

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Maximum Award Amount

$100,000

Image Credit

USDA NRCS Montana

Updated July 13, 2021

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