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Sea Pact

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See 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

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

Unclear

National FFA Scholarships

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Private

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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

Supplemental Aquaculture Funds

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Federal

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Sea Grant programs can apply for these funds for a range of activities. Some examples of activities include:

•Education or communication activities

•Joint regional aquaculture research competitions

•Joint regional/topical aquaculture extension positions

•Competitive exploratory aquaculture program development •Aquaculture extension

Deadline

11/3/2020

Food Sovereignty Tours Scholarship Program

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Private

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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

Nestle Foundation Research Grants

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Private

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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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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

NAFSI Scholarship Program

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Private

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The Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program provides $1,000-$1,500 scholarships to encourage more Native American and Native Hawaiian college students to enter agriculture and agriculture-related fields so they can better assist their communities reclaim local food systems control. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in an agricultural-related field. Applications open in August and close in late September/early October.

Deadline

Late September/Early October

HDOA Import Replacement: Increasing Production of Hawaii Specialty Crops

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State

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HDOA is seeking proposals from eligible nonprofits, local, state, and federal government entities, for-profit organizations, universities and individuals for projects that enhance the competitiveness of Hawaii specialty crops by replacing imported specialty crops with seeds and other propagative material sourced from USA territories that do not require post-entry quarantine.

Deadline

TBD

Emergent Fund

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Private

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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

Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship

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Private

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This fellowship provides $1,000-$3,000 to properly qualified young women who have several years of experience in agriculture, horticulture, or related subjects and are looking to advance their studies through pursuing a masters or doctorate at an educational institution in the United States.

Deadline

3/15/2021

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

Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops

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This program provides funding up to $500,000 for projects that address the sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of US specialty crops. Funds can be used for things like seminars, workshops, study tours, field surveys, pest and disease research, and more. Funding is intended to benefit an entire industry or commodity rather than a specific company or brand. To see previous TASC projects, click here.

Deadline

9/30/2020

Biodynamic Scholarship Fund

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Private

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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

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grants

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Two SARE programs are currently open:

•Professional Development Grant Program (PDGP)

This grant program focuses on training agricultural professionals to help them spread knowledge about sustainable agriculture concepts and practices. PDP Grants are limited to $100,000.

•Research to Grassroots Grant Program (R2GP)

Successful R2GR projects will take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. The maximum for each project's funding is $75,000.

Deadline

11/11/2020, 11/18/2020

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Education and Workforce Development

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Federal

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This program provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in food and agricultural sciences to support:

• Professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals

• Workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges

• Training of undergraduate students in research and extension

• Fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars

Nonprofits, small businesses, institutes of higher education and farmers/ranchers are eligible to apply.

Deadline

9/25/2020

OCIA Research/Educational Micro Grant

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Private

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$500-$3,000 research or educational micro-grants are available to fund projects relating to organic agriculture. Applications are reviewed every March 15th and November 15th.

Deadline

11/15/2020

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