Sunday, May 10, 2009

Call for Proposals: Native American Sustainable Agriculture Grant

The 2010 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Call for Native American Sustainable Agriculture Grant Proposals is now available:
2010 Call for Native American Sustainable Agriculture Grant Proposals (Word)

The deadline for Proposals is 4:30pm CDT, Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

The Native American Sustainable Agricultural Grant Program is initially funded as a one-time NCR-SARE grant program. The purpose of this grant program is to fund project(s) that can help NCR-SARE reach and work with Native Americans to improve agricultural sustainability in the North Central Region. Maximum total grant size is $275,000, with a maximum duration of three years.

* Questions? Contact Bill Wilcke, Regional Coordinator, (612) 625-8205

The USDA's North Central Region (NCR) Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has awarded more than $40 million worth of competitive grants to farmers and ranchers, researchers, educators, public and private institutions, nonprofit groups, and others exploring sustainable agriculture in 12 states.

NCR-SARE Goals

Foster site-specific, integrated farming systems; satisfy human food and fiber needs; enhance environmental quality, natural resource conservation and the integration of on-farm and biological resources; enhance the quality of rural life and support owner-operated farms; protect human health and safety; and promote crop, livestock and enterprise diversity and the well-being of animals.

NCR-SARE Mission Statement

North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education strengthens rural communities, increases farmer / rancher profitability, and improves the environment by supporting research and education.

This is congruent with the national legislation which created the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) research and education program now entitled "Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education" and the joint USDA/CSREES, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research and education program entitled "Agriculture in Concert with the Environment (ACE)".

NCR-SARE Core Ideologies

Core Value: The sustainability and well-being of all aspects of agriculture and those communities that support agriculture.

Core Purpose: To preserve resources, to achieve the best environment possible, to produce the highest quality of product, and to maximize quality of life.

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2 comments:

Kelvin said...

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Peter N. Jones said...

Kelvin,

Thanks for letting us know about your Directory of Grant Programs. Something like that could prove very useful. I'll try and remember to list any I post here next time.

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