Deadline: 25 October 2016
The purpose of the Partnership Grant program is to support agricultural service providers who work directly with farmers to do on-farm demonstrations, research, marketing, and other projects that will add to the understanding of sustainable agriculture.
The overriding goal of the Partnership program is to uncover knowledge that farmers can use, to encourage the understanding and widespread use of sustainable techniques, and to strengthen partnerships between farmers and service providers.
Areas of Interest
The Program addresses the following topics:
- Development of beneficial insect habitat
- Alternative crops or animals
- Practices that make use of biological cycles for improved soil
- Plant and pest management
- Adding value
- Tool or technology development
- Farm management
- Farm labor
- Water quality
Partnership Grants are capped at $15,000.
Partnership Grants generally run one or two years, depending on the scope of the project.
- Northeast SARE programs are offered to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.
- Applicants must be working for an agricultural organization, legally incorporated business, municipality, or operate a private consulting business such as a crop consultant or veterinarian.
- Applicants engaged in agricultural research or outreach in organizations such as Cooperative Extension, NRCS, state departments of agriculture, colleges or universities, agricultural and community nonprofits, an agricultural consulting business, or serve on a governmental board or commission dealing with issues that affect farmers in the region are eligible to apply.
- Projects must take place on farms or directly involve farm businesses. A farm is defined as a commercial operation with an established farm income of at least $1,000 from a crop, nursery, livestock, or aquaculture operation.
- Cooperating farmers must each submit a letter with this application that confirms their commitment to the project and outlines the duties they will perform.
- Only one proposal may be submitted each year from an individual applicant, although more than one individual from an organization may apply. Projects must take place within the region, which is made up of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit Northeast SARE.