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Hawai‘i Farm to School Toolkit Summer Institute 2021

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High school and college youth, educators, and stakeholders are eligible to apply for a 4 week program to work with Hawaii's farm to school movement leaders to collaboratively develop educational resources for implementation of the Hawai‘i Farm to School Toolkit! Each week of the institute will focus on one of the toolkit's four components: Youth Leadership & Service Learning, Harvest of the Month, School Garden & Food Safety, and Garden to Cafeteria. Those selected will be eligible to receive a stipend of $150 (or 3 PDE3 credits if applicable) for their participation in the institute, and an additional stipend of $150 for co-leadership of a toolkit training during Fall 2021 with their Island Network Team.

APPLICATIONS DUE: Monday, April 19, 2021, 12pm

Deadline

4/19/2021

Western SARE Sabbatical Research and Education Grants

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Western SARE is providing up to $75,000 grants for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers in the Western US to conduct research, education, and extension activities for one year. Projects must address local research and education needs, with priority given to projects that focus on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations. Researchers with expertise in sustainable agriculture eligible for a sabbatical leave with the support of their home institution are eligible to apply. Applications must include a home institution, a sabbatical research, a host institution, a host principal investigator, and one agricultural producer at the location of the host institution.

Deadline

11/18/2021

Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program provides funding for systemic solutions that create and enhance green infrastructure in the right place and at the right scale and encompass pressing social, ecological, and historic factors holistically. There are two types of grants: one for increasing resiliency of urban forests through reforestation and management, and another for planning disaster mitigation strategies for urban forests.

Deadline

4/16/2021

Pacific Islands Area Conservation Innovation Grants

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program funds pilot projects, field demonstrations and on-farm conservation research that stimulates the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. Projects should lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems and innovative approaches. A total of $150,000 of funding is available for up to 3 awards.

Deadline

4/26/2021

American Lobster Research Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program will support teams of researchers and research partnerships between state agencies, academia, and/or industry to address critical gaps in knowledge about how the American lobster fishery industry is being impacted by environmental change.

Deadline

4/20/2021

Candidate Species Conservation Fund

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Federal

Nationwide

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This fund supports conservation activities for high priority candidate species or other at-risk species in the US. The goal is to eliminate or reduce identified threats to the species through habitat restoration, research, surveys and monitoring, and educational outreach efforts.

Deadline

9/30/2021

Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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The program provides funding for food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations, such as school cafeterias and classrooms, while fostering community engagement between farms and school systems. The goal is to advance the nutritional health of children and nutrition education win elementary and secondary schools and foster higher levels of community engagement.

Deadline

5/3/2021

Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program aims to improve the development of alfalfa forage and seed production systems.

Deadline

4/16/2021

Herb Society of America Research Grant

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Private

Nationwide

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This $5,000 grant provides funding for the research of horticultural, scientific and/or social uses of herbs throughout history. Students, professionals, or individuals may apply. Eligible expenses include compensation for investigators, professional and technical assistance, and research supplies and materials. Click here to view previously funded projects.

Deadline

Unclear

Western IPM Center Student Fellowship Scholarships

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Private

Nationwide

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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.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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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.

Deadline

Unclear

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program provides funding to projects that address the needs of rural communities by providing individual and family health education programs. Land grant universities may apply.

Deadline

4/29/2021

Sea Pact

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Private

Nationwide

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Sea Pact aims to advance sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices through funding projects in four focus areas: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Target 75 Initiative, Domestic Aquaculture Advocacy, Aquaculture Education, and the responsible joint Sea Pact seafood sourcing policy. Sea Pact accepts LOI year-round.

Deadline

Year Round

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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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

Deadline

Year Round

Emergent Fund

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Private

Nationwide

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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.

Deadline

Year Round

USDA Federal State Marketing Improvement Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program provides funding for programs that explore new market opportunities for US food and agricultural products, and encourages research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the US agricultural marketing system. Eligible projects may include applied research projects that address barriers, challenges and opportunities in marketing, transportation, and distribution of US food and agricultural products.

Deadline

5/24/2021

Western SARE Research and Education Grants

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Federal

Nationwide

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This grant program offers funding to scientists, agricultural producers and others using interdisciplinary approaches to advance sustainable agriculture at local and regional levels. Projects must advance environmental, economic and social components of sustainable agriculture. Proposals must include a researcher and at least three producers, and must involve research and education on a sustainable agriculture topic.

Deadline

5/20/2021

Bureau of Land Management Wildlife Resource Management

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program works with partner organizations on projects that affect national work across state boundaries that will expand hunting and other wildlife enjoyment opportunities in a variety of different means including restoring or improving acres of wildlife habitat, monitoring and inventorying wildlife populations and habitats, and increasing public knowledge of wildlife.

Deadline

5/7/2021

Build to Scale Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program funds organizations that assist companies in developing the next generation of technology. These organizations should currently operate initiatives that empower the next generation of entrepreneurs, enable technology commercialization, accelerate company growth, or unlock investment capital across a region or sector. EDA is soliciting applications for both the Venture Challenge and the Capital Challenge. Applicants must provide a matching share of at least 50% of the total project cost.

Deadline

4/29/2021

NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training Program

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This program is looking for organizations that can help develop new programs and encourage partnerships among environmental education programs as part of the NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training program. The Hawaii B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning for K-12 students. Proposals should provide watershed educational and service learning experiences for students, professional development opportunities for teachers, and support regional education and environmental priorities.

Deadline

4/23/2021

The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

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Private

Nationwide

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This $10,000 award recognizes an exceptional, science-based achievement in International agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who is working closely and directly in the field or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fisheries or others in rural communities in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain. The awardee should demonstrate intellectual courage, stamina, and determination to fight global hunger and poverty.

Deadline

6/18/2021

Veterinary Services Grant Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program provides funding for education and extension activities and practice initiatives that enable veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and veterinary technician students to gain specialized skills. The purpose of VSGP is to increase the capacity of private practitioners to provide food animal veterinary services in designated rural veterinarian shortage situations.

Deadline

4/16/2021

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program helps beginning farmers and ranchers enter or improve their success in farming, ranching, and managing nonindustrial private forest lands through supporting projects that provide education, mentorship and technical assistance to enhance their knowledge and skills. Applications from partnerships/collaborations that are led by or include NGOs, CBOs, and school-based agricultural educational organizations with expertise in new agricultural producer training and outreach will be given priority. Examples of eligible programs include entrepreneurship and business training, technical assistance to help beginning farmers and ranchers acquire land, and mentor, apprentice, and internship opportunities.

Deadline

4/15/2021

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program

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The AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education and extension projects in food and agricultural science. There are six AFRI priority areas for 2021 and 2022: 1) plant health, production, and products; 2) animal health, production, and products; 3) food safety, nutrition and health; 4) bioenergy, natural resources and environment; 5) agricultural systems and technology; and 6) agricultural economics and rural communities. Application deadlines throughout 2021 and 2022 and maximum funding amounts differ for each priority area. Applicant eligibility differs between research, education, or extension projects and integrated projects. Please see the RFA for more details.

Deadline

7/29/2021

Western IPM Center Special Issues Grant

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Nationwide

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This Center offers special issues grants up to $5,000 for time-sensitive one-year integrated pest management projects that cannot wait until the next regular grant cycle.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Egg-Tech Prize

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Private

Nationwide

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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.

Deadline

Unclear

Agriculture in the Classroom Challenge Grants Program

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The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants program provides funding for projects that encourage academic institutions in partnership with organizations and employers to identify and address challenges facing the food and agricultural sciences education and workforce community in K-14 instruction and secondary and 2-year-postsecondary education. The maximum award amount is $50,000 for a regular grant, $150,000 for a collaborative type 1 grant, and $300,000 for a collaborative type 2 grant. Funds may be used towards curriculum development, instructional delivery systems, expanding student career opportunities, training faculty, and facilitating interaction with other academic institutions.

Deadline

2/4/2022

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.

Deadline

Year Round

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.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

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.

Deadline

Unclear

OCIA Research Micro Grant

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Nationwide

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This program provides $500 to $3,000 of funding to research pertaining to organic agriculture. This grant will not fund equipment, infrastructure, labor costs or community gardens.

Deadline

11/15/2021

NOAA Broad Agency Announcement

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program provides funding for extramural research, innovative projects and sponsorships that address NOAA’s goals of climate adaptation, a weather-ready nation, healthy oceans, and resilient coastal communities and economies. Special projects and programs associated with NOAA’s strategic plan and mission and goals are welcome to apply.

Deadline

9/30/2023

Bureau of Land Management Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management

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The BLM Headquarters national office hopes to continue its work with cooperators, conservation organizations, fishing partners, and other stakeholders to focus on the highest value habitat restoration and conservation projects crossing state boundaries. The BLM also hopes to conduct baseline inventories and assessments critical to public land uses and ongoing monitoring programs, including emphasizing native, special status, sport, and subsistence species to enhance opportunities for fishing on America's public lands. This funding opportunity provides up to $100,000 to projects that assist the BLM in creating a conservation stewardship legacy, sustainably developing energy and natural resources, restoring trust and being a good neighbor. Achievable project goals should be related to fisheries and aquatic resource management, as well as demonstrate a direct public benefit.

Deadline

5/7/2021

Pacific Islands Area Fiscal Year 2021 Conservation Solutions Through Strategic Partnerships

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NRCS is seeking proposals to increase conservation delivery capacity of Soil and Water and Conservation Districts and emerging partners by increasing the number of partner staff implementing or supporting conservation delivery and increase adoption and implementation of soil health plans on cropland.

Deadline

4/25/2021

Endangered Species Recovery Implementation

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Federal

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This program provides organizations that are familiar with the biology and ecosystems of certain federally endangered and threatened species with funding to create recovery plans for these species. Recovery plans should define the point at which protections under the Endangered Species Act are no longer needed, identify the most effective and feasible suite of recovery actions that will promote species survival and recovery, and provide public and policy makers with an overall estimate of the time and cost to recover species.

Deadline

9/30/2021

Bayer Hawaii Internship Opportunities

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Private

Statewide

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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.

Deadline

Unclear

NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Education and Workforce Development

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This program focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. EWD invites applications in five areas: professional development for agricultural literacy; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, and a brand-new program for agricultural workforce training. Deadlines vary for each program area; please refer to the RFA for more details.

Deadline

Varies

Special Research Grants Program Potato Research

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This grant supports potato research programs that focus on varietal development and testing of potato varieties for commercial production. Varietal development and testing is research using conventional breeding and/or biotechnological genetics to develop improved potato varieties.

Deadline

4/16/2021

Western IPM Center Planning Grant

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Private

Nationwide

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This grant provides up to $15,000 of funding to develop or update crop profiles, pest management strategic plans, integrated pest management strategic plans,  evaluations or other planning and evaluation documents. Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis and up to $75,000 of funding is available in 2020-2021.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

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.

Deadline

Year Round

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

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Federal

Nationwide

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This program provides up to $350,000 of funding for community-based outreach education programs that educate individuals and families about health promotion and educational activities and the importance of good health. This program also provides funding to train volunteers and health service providers about health promotion and health care services for individuals and families. Universities may apply.

Deadline

4/29/2021

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.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

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.

Deadline

Year Round

National FFA Scholarships

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Private

Nationwide

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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.

Deadline

Multiple