North Central Region SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) is accepting applications for numerous grants, including:

  • Farmer Rancher Grant Program: Open to farmers and ranchers exploring sustainable solutions to on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects.  Maximum funding varies between $7,500-22,5000 and the application deadline is December 3, 2015.
  • Youth Educator Grant Program: Supports opportunities for youth educators to research, demonstrate, and learn more about sustainable agriculture.  Application deadline is November 12, 2015.
  • Research and Education Grant Program: Available to researchers and educators involved in projects that explore and promote environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible food and/or fiber systems.  Awards range between $10,000-200,000, and the application deadline is October 22, 2015.
  • Partnership Grant Program: Intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture.  Application deadline is October 29, 2015

NB3F Grant – Seeds of Native Health

The Notah Begay III Foundation’s Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is accepting grant applications up to $20,000 for its Seeds of Native Health Capacity Building Grant funded through generous support by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.  The grant is aimed at understanding the root causes of diabetes and obesity through 1) community health assessments and 2) community planning and capacity building.  Applications are being accepted until August 18th, 2015.