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Permalink California Pest Management Research Grant Program

California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) established its Pest Management Research Grant Program to develop practices that reduce the use of and risk from pesticides that are of human health or environmental concern in California. This year, the Pest Management Research Grant Program will allocate $500,000 to fund projects that develop effective alternatives to agricultural fumigants, as well as projects that develop IPM to reduce risks associated with high-risk pesticides.
Concept proposals are due by September 30, 2016.

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Permalink Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). Ag Centers are expected to conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practical applications to improve worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Center functions should include developing integrated approaches that link basic science with translation and outreach activities. NIOSH intends to commit $13 million in FY 2016 to fund 10 awards.
A letter of intent to apply is due by September 30, 2016.

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Permalink North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission Grants

The Agricultural Products Utilization Commission supports the development of new and expanded uses of North Dakota's agricultural products through a grant program. A maximum of 15 qualifying applicants present funding proposals on a quarterly basis for the following grant categories: Basic and Applied Research, Marketing and Utilization, Farm Diversification,Technical Assistance, Nature Based Agri-Tourism, Prototype Development & Technology.
The next application deadline is October 1, 2016.

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Permalink Kentucky State University Small Scale Farm Grant

The grant program is for certified organic farmers, value-added producers, and aquatic farmers. Kentucky farmers that sell $1,000 to $250,000 of agriculture produce to the public are eligible to apply. Funding limits are $5,000 per farmer and $15,000 for organizations.
The next application deadline is October 1, 2016.

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Permalink Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

USDA is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products. The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, formerly known as the Biorefinery Assistance Program, provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to develop, construct, and retrofit commercial-scale biorefineries and to develop renewable chemicals and biobased product manufacturing facilities.
Applications for the first funding cycle are due October 3, 2016.

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Permalink Illinois Monarch Butterfly Habitat Improvement

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Illinois is requesting applications from eligible entities to provide the services necessary to improve monarch butterfly/pollinator habitat restoration practices on existing Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) easements. Applicants will provide services including but not limited to: site assessment/planning, site preparation, seed procurement, seeding, and establishment practices necessary to implement monarch butterfly habitat restoration plans consistent with NRCS standards and specifications. One Cooperative Agreement of $750,000 is available.
Applications are due by October 4, 2016.

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Permalink New York Farm to School Program

The second round of funding is available through New York's Farm to School Program. The program helps school districts across the state establish stronger relationships with local growers and producers and increase their use of homegrown specialty crops. There is $500,000 in grants available for projects that help Kindergarten through Grade 12 schools buy and serve healthy, locally grown foods on school menus. Previously funded projects helped districts employ local or regional Farm to School coordinators, purchase supplies and equipment needed to increase the capacity of the school kitchen and food service staff to prepare and serve locally produced specialty crops, and make capital improvements to better transport and/or store those crops.
Applications are due October 5, 2016.

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Permalink Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program

First Nations Development Institute will award ten $1,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic school year to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to: agribusiness management, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental engineering, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, nutrition education, and sustainable agriculture or food systems. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate a commitment to helping their communities reclaim local food-system control.
Applications must be submitted by October 5, 2016.

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Permalink Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I

USDA invites science-based small business firms to submit research applications up to $100,000 to this program. Small businesses and small proprietorships that are in business for profit are eligible to apply. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas.
Applications must be received by October 6, 2016.

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Permalink Practical Farmers of Iowa Savings Incentive Program

The two-year Savings Incentive Program works by encouraging enrollees to save up to $100 per month for two years. After 24 months and completion of all program requirements, participants will earn a dollar-for-dollar match on money saved up to $2,400, for a possible $4,800 to use toward the purchase of a farm asset. The program also pairs beginning and aspiring farmers with experienced farmer mentors; provides targeted learning and peer-networking opportunities; offers business-planning support and guidance; and gives participants the chance to save money while learning how to build a profitable farm. Applicants must either be farming on their own now and have farmed for five or fewer years, or have some experience working for a farm business. Applicants must reside or farm in Iowa and be Practical Farmers of Iowa members.
Applications are due by October 7, 2016.

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Permalink Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program

This USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems. Total program funding of $3.1 million is available.
Applications are due October 11, 2016.

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Permalink Texas Young Farmer Grant

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers the Young Farmer Grant program, which provides financial assistance in the form of dollar-for-dollar matching grant funds to young agricultural producers that are engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas. Grant applications will be accepted from any individual person 18 to 46 years of age as of the application deadline, who is engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding agriculture in Texas. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $20,000 and may not be used toward capital purchases.
Applications must be received by October 12, 2016.

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Permalink New York Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets invites applications from eligible entities for financial assistance to implement part(s) of a farm business plan or environmental plan that will increase farm production, enhance profitability, and/or increase environmental sustainability of the farm operation. Operations must be located in Broome, Cattaraugus, Chenango, Steuben, Tompkins, or Tioga county. Requests must be for $20,000 to $100,000. Eligible applicants may receive an additional $10,000 in state funding for an eligible project, if the farm operation agrees to participate in a pre-qualified environmental stewardship program prior to application.
Applications for Round 2 will be accepted until October 17, 2016.

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Permalink Maryland Value Added Producer Grants for Capital Assets

The Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) has announced a grant incentive funding opportunity to encourage Maryland's agricultural producers to expand or diversify their business operations by installing capital assets (equipment and fixtures) to make a value added product. Eligible applicants must be a crop or livestock producer or processor, agricultural cooperative, seafood processor, or primary or secondary timber products processor, and have been in business for a minimum of two years. MARBIDCO will offer competitive matching grants of $2,500 to $15,000 for capital projects that help farmers, forest product operations, and seafood processors to expand or diversify their business operations.
Applications are due October 18, 2016.

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Permalink North Central Region SARE Research and Education Grant Program

The North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) Research and Education Grant 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 inception of the idea through implementation of the project. Grant awards range from $10,000 to $200,000. The North Central Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Preproposals are due October 20, 2016.

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Permalink CISA Emergency Farm Fund

The Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Emergency Farm Fund is currently accepting applications from Pioneer Valley farms whose crops have been affected by this summer's drought. Loan applications will be accepted from farm owners who meet the following conditions: have experienced loss or damage to crops as a result of the drought conditions in the summer of 2016; are Local Hero member farms or reside and operate in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties in Massachusetts; and whose gross annual sales for 2015 were $20,000 or more. Loans from $5,000 to $10,000 are available at a 0% interest rate with full repayment within three years.
Application deadline is October 21, 2016.

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Permalink Northeast SARE Partnership Grants

The Partnership Grant program supports agricultural service providers who work directly with farmers to do on-farm demonstrations, research, marketing, and other projects that will add to understanding of sustainable agriculture. Partnership Grants are capped at $15,000. Applicants must be engaged in agricultural research or outreach in an organization such as Cooperative Extension, a state department of agriculture, a college or university, an agricultural nonprofit, or a commercial agricultural consulting business operating in the Northeast SARE region.
The application deadline is October 25, 2016.

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Permalink North Central Region SARE Partnership Grant Program

The Partnership Grant program funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) 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 up to $30,000 are for on-farm research, demonstration, and/or educational projects. Any agriculture/natural resource professional in the North Central region may apply.
Proposals are due October 27, 2016.

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Permalink Kansas Water Quality Improvement through the Implementation of Forestry Practices

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications for Kansas Forest Service's "Water Quality Improvement through the Implementation of Forestry Practices" initiative. A five-year partnership agreement between NRCS and the Kansas Forest Service provides free technical assistance, in addition to $8.1 million in financial assistance, to landowners who implement conservation practices, such as planting trees to control erosion and improve water quality. With additional financial assistance from Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy groups, a landowner would only need to cover 10% of the total conservation project cost. Assistance is available for landowners in targeted watersheds.
Applications will be taken until funding is exhausted, and the project will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Permalink Simply Organic 1% Fund Grant

The Simply Organic 1% Fund supports and promotes the growth of organic and sustainable agriculture through the funding of projects that research, develop, teach, or promote organic agriculture.
The annual deadline is October 31.

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Permalink Texas Organic Cost Share Reimbursement

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide cost share assistance to producers, processors, distributors, or other handlers of organic agricultural products. Operations must possess current USDA organic certification to be eligible to receive reimbursements. The cost share program is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications must be received by October 31, 2016.

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Permalink Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Support Pilot Program

Through the Entrepreneurship Support pilot program, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is helping to strengthen entrepreneurial communities and support new ventures through promoting entrepreneurship and supporting the success of Wisconsin entrepreneurs. WEDC will provide grants generally between $10,000 and $100,000 to eligible Wisconsin nonprofit organizations or communities for projects with eligible activities, including the promotion of entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial education, mentoring, or training programs; and facilitation of business development of financial services. Applicants are required to contribute matching funds, which may include in-kind contributions of no more than 50% of the total match required.
Applications are due October 31, 2016.

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Permalink Western SARE Professional Development Program

Western SARE is accepting proposals for Professional Development Program (PDP) competitive grants for 2017. 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. PDP Grants are limited to $75,000.
Proposals are due by November 2, 2016.

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Permalink Minnesota Farm to School Grant Program

Minnesota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for $500,000 in funding through the Minnesota Farm to School Grant Program. Public or private schools or school districts, child care providers, economic development organizations, non-profit organizations, and educational service cooperatives can apply for planning grants up to $30,000. Grants can cover up to 75% of total project cost. Equipment Purchases and Physical Improvement Grants are also available, and will cover 50% of total project cost, up to $50,000. The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has committed up to $125,000 to help schools and child care providers meet the requirement for matching funds for equipment or physical improvement projects.
Proposals must be received by November 2, 2016.

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Permalink Laura Jane Musser Fund Rural Initiative

The Laura Jane Musser Fund wants to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education. Programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming may apply. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer and must be able to demonstrate the rural characteristics of their location. Planning grants up to $5,000 and implementation grants up to $25,000 are available.
Proposals must be submitted online by November 2, 2016.

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Permalink Women, Food & Ag Network Annual Conference Scholarships

The Women, Food & Ag Network has several types of scholarships available for its annual conference, set for November 4-5 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Resource Enhancement and Protection program will offer 15 scholarships of $200 each to cover costs of attending the conference. Nebraska SARE is offering ten $250 scholarships to attendees from Nebraska as professional development travel funds. WFAN conference attendees may also qualify for the Mother's Egg Money scholarship fund.
Some scholarships are first come, first serve.

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Permalink New York Farm Viability Grants

New York Farm Viability Institute is accepting proposals for grants up to $150,000, for projects that help New York farms become more economically viable. Eligible grant applicants include farmer groups, researchers, educators, organizations, agencies and businesses. Applicants may represent nonprofit or for-profit sectors. Projects must work with New York State resident farmers and outcomes must benefit agriculture in New York State. Priorities are projects that improve operational practices, foster industry-wide innovation, incubate new ideas, increase routes to market and improve marketing practices, and develop human capital.
Applications are due by November 10, 2016.

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Permalink NCR-SARE Youth Educator Sustainable Agriculture Grants

North Central Region SARE is accepting applications for Youth Educator Grants. Projects provide opportunities for youth in the North Central Region to learn more about sustainable agriculture. Educators use the grants to encourage young people and their parents to try sustainable practices and see sustainable agriculture as a viable career option. The maximum amount for grants is $2,000, and a total of approximately $20,000 is available for this program.
Proposals are due by November 10, 2016.

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Permalink Organic Crop Improvement Association Research & Education Micro Grants

The Organic Crop Improvement Association Research & Education (OCIA R&E) is calling for micro grant proposals pertaining to organic research and/or education. Micro grant awards range up to $1,500. Projects must pertain to organic research and/or education and be of benefit to OCIA certified members.
Proposals are reviewed each March 15 and November 15, but may be submitted year round.

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Permalink Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant

Agriculture professionals in Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, universities, NGOs, and government and non-government organizations who regularly work with farmers/ranchers are invited to apply for a grant that affords them the opportunity to conduct on-farm research in sustainable agriculture. Applicants must work with at least one farmer/rancher on the project. Grants can be up to two years for a project maximum of $15,000.
Proposals are due by November 18, 2016.

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