Community Food Project (CFP) Grant

The Community Food Project (CFP) Grant is accepting application from non-profit organizations until November 28, 2012 for efforts aimed at A) meeting the needs of low-income people, B) increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs, and C) promoting comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues.

Alternatively, it can also be used for projects aimed at A) infrastructure improvement and development, b) planning for long-term solutions, or C) the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Here is the link for the program website that has more information and includes the 13_comm_foods_14.

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Native Women & Youth in Ag Essay Contest/IAC Youth Scholarships

The Native Women & Youth in Ag Essay Contest is accepting essay from youth in 9-12 grades until November 5, 2012.  The three finalists will receive a all-expense paid trip to the Intertribal Agriculture Council’s Annual Membership Meeting in Las Vegas, NV from December 10-13, 2012.  Here is the 2012 Flyer of the announcement posted below.  We are also offering a very limited number of youth scholarships for young adults aged 13-20. Here is the 2012 Y Ch Sch for that scholarship.

Food Sovereignty Summit

Following up on last year’s successful Great Lakes Region Producer Summit, a collaboration among the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, First Nations Development Institute, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and the Intertribal Agriculture Council is organizing a Food Sovereignty Summit from April 15-18, 2013 at the Oneida’s Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.  The agenda will be forthcoming in the near future, but we do already have a save-the-date that is posted below.

SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program

Closely following the Research and Education Grant, NCR-SARE (Northcentral Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) also recently announced calls for proposals on its Farmer Rancher Grant Program.  These grants range from $7,500 to $22,500, depending on applicant(s), for a wide assortment of projects exploring sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects.  The application deadline is November 29, 2012.

SARE Research and Education Grant Program

Northcentral SARE (NCR-SARE) is accepting pre-proposals for the Research and Education (R&E) Grant Program until November 10, 2012.  NCR-SARE R&E Grants are available from $10,000-200,000 for researchers and educators involved in projects that that explore and promote environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible food and/or fiber systems.