Research & Education Grant Program 2023 Call for Preproposals
Preproposals due October 13, 2022 by 4:00 pm CT
2023 Research & Education Grant Call for Preproposal Download (Word, 10 pgs, 41 KB)
NCR-SARE’s Research and Education (R&E) program is a competitive grant program for researchers and educators involved in projects that explore and promote environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible food and/or fiber systems. Research and Education projects include a strong outreach component and significant farmer/rancher or other end-user involvement from the inception of the idea through the implementation of the project. Grant awards range from $10,000 to $250,000. Projects may last up to 36 months. NCR-SARE expects to fund 10-14 projects per year in the twelve-state North Central Region.
A Research & Education Grant Writing Zoom Meeting will be held on September 8, 2022 at 10:00 am CT. Register here. The Zoom session will be recorded and the link will be posted on the NCR-SARE Research & Education Grant webpage.
Partnership Grant Program 2023 Call for Proposals
Proposals due October 20, 2022 by 4:00 pm CT
2023 Partnership Call for Proposal Download (Word, 11 pgs, 111 KB)
NCR-SARE’s Partnership Grant program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. Partnership Grants are for on-farm research, demonstration and/or educational projects and are funded for up to 24 months. Up to $50,000 total funding request per application is allowed.
A Partnership Grant Writing Zoom Meeting will be held on September 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm CT. Register here. The Zoom session will be recorded and the link posted on the NCR-SARE Partnership Grant webpage.
Youth Educator Grant Program 2023 Call for Proposals
Proposals due November 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm CST
2023 Youth Educator Call for Proposals Download (Word, 15 pgs, 279 KB)
Youth programs are a way to introduce new and exciting farming and ranching options to youth, families, and community members. The Youth Educator program provides opportunities for youth to learn about sustainable agriculture (farming and ranching that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible). Youth Educator grants support projects by youth educators encouraging youth to try sustainable practices and explore sustainable agriculture as a viable career option. The maximum amount for grants is $6,000.
A Youth Educator Grant Writing Zoom Meeting will be held on September 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm CDT. Register here. The Zoom session will be recorded and the link will be posted on the NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant webpage.
Farmer Rancher Grant Program 2023 Call for Proposals
Proposals due December 1, 2022 by 4:00 pm CDT
2023 Farm Rancher Call for Proposal Download (Word, 17 pgs, 292 KB)
Farmers and ranchers have critical insight when it comes to improving their systems. Whether they need to limit off-farm inputs, reduce erosion, create more time for family or community activities, learn marketing skills, or find other ways to enhance their livelihoods, farmers and ranchers can turn to the North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) Program for grant opportunities and information. NCR-SARE's Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. Projects may last up to 23 months. There are two types of competitive grants: individual grants ($15,000 maximum), and team grants for two or more farmers/ranchers who are working together ($30,000 maximum). NCR-SARE expects to fund about 40 projects each year in the twelve-state North Central Region with this call.
A Farmer Rancher Grant Writing Zoom Meeting will be held on September 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm CDT. Register here. The Zoom session will be recorded and the link will be posted on the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant webpage.
- NCR-SARE's Grant Programs Timelines
- Sample calls for proposals and lists of recently funded projects can be found on the NCR-SARE Recent Grant Projects page.
Visit the NCR SARE Videos webpage of past SARE Grant recipients mostly from Nebraska, but also from other states in the North Central Region. There are a number of different videos, but in general these videos explain the various SARE Grant Projects that were funded and there are also videos of tours conducted visiting the farms of SARE Grant Recipients.
Nebraskans have had success over the years in receiving both Farmer/Rancher Grants and Youth Educator Grants. Please share this information with others you think are interested.
If you have questions feel free to contact Nebraska State SARE Coordinators.
Satewide Soil Health Management Extension Educator
Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center
1071 County Road G
Ithaca, NE 68003
Phone: (402) 624-8042
Cedar County Extension
101 East Centre
PO Box 368
Hartington, NE 68739
Phone: (402) 254-6821