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2024-2026 NDN Changemaker Fellowship

Fellowship

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The purpose and intention of the NDN Changemaker Fellowship is to amplify, deepen, and catalyze the power of 21 Indigenous Leaders across Turtle Island. Leaders who change and empower their communities through social change, embrace the opportunity to grow through personal and professional development, and model wellness and self-care. Whether you are defending our homelands and rights, revitalizing Indigenous cultures through ceremony, language, ways of life, or decolonizing and healing our communities and families, we welcome and encourage YOU to apply. The fellowship awards $150K over a 2-year period. Eligibility: A current and/or aspiring leader in your community, Indigenous Individuals, 18+ years of age, Residing in and Indigenous to Turtle Island and related Island Nations (U.S., Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Islands of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Deadline

Submit Application by 7/1 at 5pm US CST

Western SARE, Research and Education Grants

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

This grant program involves scientists, agricultural producers, and others using interdisciplinary approaches to advance sustainable agriculture at local and regional levels. With the collaboration of producers, projects must integrate rigorous research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture- environmental, economic, and social- and use innovative educational outreach to disseminate new knowledge to students, producers, and other agricultural stakeholders. Project budget is $350,000 maximum, with project length 1-3 years. Questions? Contact wsare-re@sare.org.

Deadline

Forest Service, USDA, Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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.  With funds up to $50,000,000.

Deadline

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024

Kōkua Learning Farm Youth Internship Program

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Oahu

Grant/Loan Information

Attention Oʻahu high schoolers in grades 9-12: Join the Kōkua Learning Farm Youth Internship Program to learn hands-on farming, agroecology, and soil health. Become stewards of the land, connect with the community, and master cooking with fresh produce. Take home your harvest, gather community service hours, and cultivate skills for both farm and home gardens. Join us in this enriching journey!

Deadline

Department of Commerce, Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR) Technical Assistance

Cooperative Agreement

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) [formerly Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research/Coastal Ocean Program] is soliciting proposals for the Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (ESLR) Technical Assistance. The ESLR program name was shortened in 2020 and was formerly known as the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR). ESLR is a multidisciplinary research program that emphasizes the use of integrated models and tools of dynamic physical and biological processes capable of evaluating the vulnerability and resilience of our coasts under multiple sea level rise (SLR), inundation, and management scenarios to inform coastal restoration, land management, and planning activities. With funds up to $250,000.

Deadline

Private institutions of higher education, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), City or township governments, Small businesses, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Nonprofits, State governments, and For-profit organizations other than small businesses.

SARE, Graduate Student Research and Education

Grant

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Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

Projects must integrate rigorous research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture- environmental, economic, and social. It is expected that the outcomes of funded projects will result in quantifiable benefits for producers, increase the preservation of the natural and social resources upon which agriculture relies, and be documented in scholarly journals and disseminated throughout educational outreach activities. With a funding limit of up to $30,000.

Deadline

Herb Society of America Research Grant

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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 Special Issues Grant

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Deadline

Unclear

Nestle Foundation Research Grants

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

National FFA Scholarships

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Deadline

Multiple

Western SARE, Sabbatical R&E Grant Program

Grant

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Federal

Western States

Grant/Loan Information

The Western SARE Sabbatical Research & Education Grant Program is accepting proposals. This program provides an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers in the Western U.S. region to conduct research, education, and Extension activities. Projects focused on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations are of special interest.

Deadline

Thursday, November 21st, 2024

Farmer/Rancher Grant Program Accepting Proposals

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The Western SARE Farmer/Rancher Research & Education Grant Program focuses on advancing on-farm sustainability solutions by funding innovative producer-driven research and outreach. This grant program involves agricultural producers and technical advisor(s) implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. We recognize that producers are always innovating and improving on-farm/ranch practices. This program aims to honor producer innovation by funding on-farm research that benefits and is led by producers themselves. We encourage you to explore whether this grant program is right for you.

Deadline

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2024

Fish and Wildlife Service, FY24 Candidate Species Conservation

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The purpose of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to provide a means by which the ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of such endangered species and threatened species, and to take appropriate steps to achieve the purposes of treaties and conventions set forth in the ESA. With funds starting at $1,000 and up to $500,000.

Deadline

Monday September 30th, 2024

University of Hawaii, AgConnect Program internships and Apprenticeships

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Grant/Loan Information

The University of Hawaiʻi (UH) “AgConnect” program matches Hawaiʻi ag producers with skilled ag technicians to grow their existing businesses. This 16 week program is a UH Hawaiʻi Community College at Hilo non-credit course where interns are matched with hosts to work side-by-side, complete a two-year business plan together, and have conversations about their goals and visions for agriculture in Hawaiʻi.

Deadline

Purple Maia, Malama Design Studio

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Private

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

This program is a 9-month accelerator that will guide Kānaka Maoli-owned companies through design-thinking processes rooted in Hawaiian culture. Our intention is to develop a coalition of Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs focused on aloha ‘āina, sustainability & regenerative business models to cultivate waiwai to uplift our lāhui. Companies selected for the program will receive Initial company analysis & high-level business strategy recommendations. Technology analysis to determine possibilities for digital optimization & growth. Design thinking & implementation guidance from our team for the course of 9 months. $2,500 stipend to implement & maintain a tech-oriented business solution. Bi-weekly collaboration meetings with our team & mentors. Design Studio services rooted in Hawaiian Culture – our team will assist with creative needs for the duration of the program. We are a remote accelerator, you can participate in the program from home.

Deadline

NOAA Broad Agency Announcement

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Western IPM Center Planning Grant

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

AASONA Agricultural Research Awards

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Emergent Fund

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Western SARE, Professional +Producer

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

This grant program involves agricultural technical advisor (main applicant) and producers implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. With the collaboration of at least three producers, projects must integrate research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture- environmental, economic, and social- and use innovative educational outreach to disseminate new knowledge to producers and other agricultural stakeholders. $75,000 limit/one-three years in scope. Reach out with any questions: wsare-partnership@sare.org.

Deadline

Sabbatical R&E Grant Program Accepting Proposals

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The Western SARE Sabbatical Research & Education Grant Program is accepting proposals. This program provides an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers in the Western U.S. region to conduct research, education, and Extension activities. Projects focused on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations are of special interest.

Deadline

November 21, 2024

USDA, Forest Service, Inflation Reduction Act, Forest Landowner Support

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

Encompasses cost share and payment incentives for forestry practices and supports participation of underserved landowners and small-acreage landowners (owning less than 2,500 acres) in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience. Eligibility: Nonprofits, state, local, special district, and tribal governments, institutions of higher education, independent school districts, for-profit and tribal organizations, small businesses. With funds up to $50,000,000.

Deadline

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024

Maʻo Farms, Feʻe Ho‘oilo, Summer Institue Internship Program

Internship

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Private

Oahu only

Grant/Loan Information

Join this hands-on 12-week Summer internship in organic vegetable farm management and food production designed to accelerate participants’ capacity to lead organic fruit and vegetable operations through Climate-Smart Agriculture (C-SA) and cultural revitalization and community building.

Deadline

EDA, USDOC, FY 2021-2023 Economic Development Research and Evaluation (R&E) and National Technical Assistance (NTA) programs

Grant

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Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support research and technical assistance projects under EDA’s R&E and NTA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

Deadline

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis

Bayer Hawaii Internship Opportunities

Grant

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Private

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Western IPM Center Student Fellowship Scholarships

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Sea Pact

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Food Sovereignty Tours Scholarship Program

Grant

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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

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