Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Small Grants Program

The deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2022.
The Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP) invites proposals for small grants to fund pilot projects and research projects that support California’s farmers, ranchers, and land stewards, and/or rural, urban, and Tribal communities to plan, implement, or evaluate sustainable agriculture or food systems strategies. Eligible applicants include farm or food system businesses operating in California; nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations operating in California; state and local government agencies; tribal governments; and California public and private institutions of higher education. Program priority areas are available online. Total funding will be approximately $80,000. Individual grants will be limited to a maximum of $10,000, with one Applied Research Grant up to $20,000.