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Grants & Loans For Higher Education

Golden Field Office, Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops

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The 2024 Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops FOA supports the focus of the BETO Renewable Carbon Resources Program in developing strategies and supporting technology development to reduce the cost, improve the quality, increase the quantity, and maximize the environmental benefits of using renewable carbon resources. The FOA addresses enabling the mobilization of low carbon intensity purpose-grown energy crops across varied agronomic and geographic landscapes through the generation of data and research findings. The FOA seeks applications that will support resource mobilization, including improvements to quality, yield, cost, mechanization of propagation/planting systems, pest management, carbon intensity reduction, ecosystem services, and more from the cultivation of purpose-grown energy crops. Eligibility: Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, For profit organizations other than small businesses, City or township governments, Others, Special district governments, State governments, Native American tribal governments, Nonprofits, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, County governments, Independent school districts, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Private institutions of higher education, Individuals, Small businesses.

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6/13/24

USDA, NIFA, Rural Health, and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

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Emergent Fund

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The Emergent Fund supports strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. They look to fund projects that support community development through long-term economic or social justice.

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Egg-Tech Prize

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This program provides funding towards technology projects that determine a chick’s sex before it hatches to prevent male chick culling.

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Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

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Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) to:
•Help microenterprises startup and growth through a Rural Microloan Revolving Fund.
•Provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs.
Funds can be used for:
•Working capital
•Debt refinancing
•Purchasing equipment and supplies
•Improving real estate

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Biodynamic Scholarship Fund

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The Biodynamic Scholarship Fund serves farmers, aspiring farmers, and those interested in learning and developing skills in biodynamics but lack the financial resources to participate in educational opportunities. By providing scholarships to individuals to attend the North American Biodynamic Conference and other events organized by the Biodynamic Association as well as biodynamic workshops or coursework at participating education centers in North America, the Biodynamic Association is making education more accessible for all.

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Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research Grants

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This program deploys urgent funding to support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. FFAR makes rapid grants through ROAR for research related to response, prevention or mitigation of new pests and pathogens. ROAR’s one-year funding fills urgent research gaps until traditional, longer-term funding can be secured.

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Forest Service, USDA, Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support

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The Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support programming provides financial assistance grants for projects that support underserved and small-acreage forest landowner participation in emerging private markets for climate mitigation and forest resilience. Eligibility: Special district governments
Native American tribal organizations and governments; Independent school districts; Nonprofits; County governments; State governments; City or township governments; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; For profit organizations other than small businesses. With funds up to $50,000,000.

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8/21/24

Bank of Hawaii, Mclenary Foundation Grants

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McInerny Foundation grants are given to organizations benefiting the people of Hawaii. Program and Project grants are awarded in six major fields: arts and culture, community, education, environment, health and rehabilitation, and human services. The Mcleenary Foundation offers grants for Program support, General operating support, Major capital support, and Tuition aid to Hawai'i nonprofits.

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Food Sovereignty Tours Scholarship Program

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Food Sovereignty Tours offers $50-$600 scholarships to individuals based on need, interest and available funds to provide educational travel opportunities to people from diverse backgrounds and income levels. The goal of the program is to allow recipients build alliances and learn new innovations and strategies from people around the world working to build food justice and food sovereignty.

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Sabbatical Research & Education

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Western SARE Sabbatical Grants provide an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region for conducting research, education, and Extension activities. Projects focused on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations are of special interest.

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Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program

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RMAP provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations to help micro enterprises start and grow through training and technical assistance and a rural micro loan revolving fund. Nonprofits and institutes of higher education are eligible to become a MDO.

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Nestle Foundation Research Grants

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The Nestle Foundation supports a variety of research. Their training and small research grant program supports smaller research projects; their pilot grant supports high potential pilot research; and their large research grant supports bigger research projects. Interested scientists should submit a letter of intent describing their project and estimated budget, and will be invited to submit a full proposal should their project align with the Foundation’s funding strategy. LOI are accepted year-round while full grant applications should be submitted by January 10th for funding in May and by May 10th for funding in October.

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National Endowment for the Humanities, Cultural and Community Resilience

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The Cultural and Community Resilience program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies. Eligibility: Private institutions of higher education, Nonprofits, Special district governments, City or township governments, County governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), State governments. With funds up to $150,000.

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5/21/24

AASONA Agricultural Research Awards

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This program provides twenty $5000 awards to Native Hawaiian students in 2-year and 4-year institutions pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree. The goal of this program is to help Native students with financial need conduct research in an agricultural related area. Proposals will be ranked on their potential to contribute to Native Hawaiian communities in farming and ranching. Applicants must be a current American Indian Science and Engineering Society member at the time of application (AISES membership is free for all students)! Applications will be accepted and rewarded on a rolling basis until funds are no longer available.

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Western IPM Center Student Fellowship Scholarships

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This program provides student fellowship scholarships of up to $1,000 to fund professional development opportunities for future integrated pest management professionals such as costs associated with internships or registration. Applications will be accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Approximately $20,000 of funding will be available in 2020-2021.

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EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

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There are two programs that applicants can receive funding from under the EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program:
1) The EDA’s Public Works program, which helps distressed communities build, design, or engineer critical infrastructure and facilities to promote economic development and regional prosperity.
2) The EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance program accepts applications for projects in rural and urban areas that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects.

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National FFA Scholarships

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The National FFA Foundation supports multiple scholarships to students pursuing higher education and career goals. Click here to find out more.

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Bayer Hawaii Internship Opportunities

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College students interested in a future career in agriculture may apply for an internship opportunity to learn about how Bayer works and how science is shaping the future of agriculture. Interns must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and pursuing a degree in agriculture business or another agriculture-related major.

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