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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

2021 Seeding Solutions Program

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This program encourages the development of partnerships that support innovative and transformative research focused on the foundation’s priority areas, which include soil health, sustainable water management, next generation crops, advanced animal systems, urban food systems, and health-agriculture. All grants require matching contributions from a non-US federal entity.

Deadline

3/10/2021

Allegheny Mountain Institute’s Farm and Food Fellowship

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This tuition-free paid fellowship sponsors, trains and empowers fellows to become teachers and advocates for a food system that is socially, environmentally and economically just. Fellows spend six months in experiential, residential farm and food study at AAMI’s Allegheny Farm Campus in Virginia followed by a community action year where they apply their training in partnership with regional nonprofit organizations.

Deadline

3/10/2021

Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship is open to black and/or indigenous students that have an interest in grassroots organizing, movement building, or agricultural policy and a commitment to promoting racial equity in our food and farm system. One graduate and two undergraduate students will receive a $3,000 award.

Deadline

3/8/2021

Farmers Advocating for Organic

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This grant is the largest farmer-funded grant program in the US. It provides $5,000-$50,000 grants to research, education and advocacy projects that protect and promote the organic industry and livelihood of organic farmers. Nonprofit organizations and academic/research institutions may submit a letter of interest by March 1, and if approved, may submit an application by March 15. FAFO prioritizes projects that focus on organic soil health and biology, strengthen CROPP Cooperative, and benefit family farmers who produce organic dairy, eggs, meat, produce and grain/forage.

Deadline

3/1/2021

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

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Federal

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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

Rural Community Development Initiative

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This program provides at least $50,000 and up to $250,000 of funding to nonprofit organizations that provide financial and technical assistance programs to develop rural populations’ capacity and ability to execute projects relating to housing, community facilities or community and economic development. The nonprofit organization must provide matching funds equal to the amount of the RCDI grant.

Deadline

3/22/2021

Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program

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Federal

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This program support projects that lead to expanded adaptations and increased acreage of canola grown for oil and industrial hemp grown for value added products. Research results and developed technology are expected to be transferred to producers and other users through effective extension outreach and other engagement efforts.

Deadline

3/30/2021

Herb Society of America Research Grant

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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

Organic Transitions Program

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Federal

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This program supports projects with a research and extension or education component that improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers and those who are adopting organic practices. Priority will be given to projects in soil conservation, pollinator health, climate change mitigation including greenhouse gases, and the development of educational tools for cooperative extension personnel and agricultural professionals.

Deadline

3/15/2021

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

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.

Deadline

Unclear

Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships

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Federal

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The National Sea Grant Office and the Ocean Acidification Program are seeking applications that establish, continue, and expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Projects should utilize new or existing research or industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. Project funding is expected to range between $100,000-$300,000 per year for 1-3 years. Institutes of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state and local governments may apply.

Deadline

3/16/2021

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

Nestle Foundation Research Grants

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Nationwide

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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

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

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Federal

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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

National FFA Scholarships

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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

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

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

International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

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Individuals, private companies, and institutions with an innovation in action that has produced concrete results may apply for the international innovation award for sustainable food and agriculture. This program provides two awards: one to recognize an innovation that specifically empowers youth in sustainable food systems, and another to award excellence in digitization and innovation for sustainable food systems. Applications will be evaluated based on quality and merit of the innovation; potential benefit, impact and sustainability; scalability; and value for money.

Deadline

3/19/2021

Western SARE Needs Assessment

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This RFA is looking to fund a contracted services agreement up to $65,000 to identify a target audience and perform a needs assessment, interpretation and technical report for nonprofit and non-governmental agencies in the western US with efforts in sustainable agriculture as well as extension educators with at least a 50% agricultural and natural resources assignment. The purpose is to better understand information gaps and future directions for research and outreach efforts related to sustainable agriculture, and to identify nonprofits and non-governmental agencies working in sustainable agriculture.

Deadline

3/22/2021

Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program

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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

Equipment Grant Program

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This program aims to increase access to special purpose equipment/instruments for shared-use food and agricultural sciences’ applied research at institutions of higher education to support research, training, and extension goals.

Deadline

3/16/2021

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant

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This program provides grants to public bodies and nonprofit corporations to provide community facility technical assistance and/or training. This training will assist communities with identifying and planning for community facility needs, and identifying public and private resources to finance these needs.

Deadline

3/22/2021

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

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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

3/25/2021

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 Planning Grant

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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

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.

Deadline

Unclear

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

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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

Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

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This program supports projects that address a state, regional, national or international educational need, involve a creative or nontraditional approach towards addressing this need that serves as a model to others, encourages and facilitates better working relationships in the university science and education community and between universities and the private sector. US public or private nonprofit colleges are welcome to apply.

Deadline

3/8/2021

Cargill Global Scholars

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Underrepresented freshman and sophomore students with financial need attending partner Cargill University schools may apply to participate in the Cargill Global. Scholars Program. This program provides a $2,500 scholarship for two years, leadership development training, and one-on-one mentoring. Applications open in Fall 2020 and are due in early March 2021.

Deadline

3/2021

Rural Business Development Grant

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The Rural Business Development Grant provides technical assistance and training to small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue. There are two types of grants: enterprise grants and opportunity grants. Towns, communities, state agencies, nonprofits, and institutes of higher education may apply.

Deadline

3/31/2021

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.

Deadline

Year Round

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

Candidate Species Conservation Fund

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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

The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

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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

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.

Deadline

Unclear

Veterinary Services Grant Program

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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

Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System

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

Deadline

4/16/2021

Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

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This program provides funding for high priority issues related to pests including insects, nematodes, pathogens, weeks and other pests. The program supports projects that ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges via economically viable, ecologically prudent and human-safe integrated pest management approaches.

Deadline

3/15/2021

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

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking

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This program provides funding to improve agricultural producers’ farm management knowledge and skills by maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database. State agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, university research foundations, other research institutions and organizations, federal agencies, private organizations, and individuals are eligible to apply.

Deadline

4/8/2021

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.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Scientific Cooperation Research Program

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This program provides up to $50,000 of funding for collaborative applied research, extension, and education projects  between the U.S. and foreign scientists. Projects may last up to two years. Foreign researchers must be from selected emerging market economies. Research must create practical solutions to challenges faced by small farmers and build regional or global trade capacities in FAS countries. The goal is to enhance the technical skills of agricultural professionals and help beneficiary countries to be more competitive consumers of U.S. agricultural products.

Deadline

3/1/2021

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

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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

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

Sea Pact

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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

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

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

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