Recent Grant Projects
NCR-SARE's Recent Grant Projects
Click on the links below to access lists of funded project information.
Sample Calls for Proposals
These are previous year's calls for proposals and are intended for informational purposes only. You must follow instructions in the current year's call for proposals. The format specified in the call for proposals and forms are a little different each year. Timelines for the grant programs are listed here.
Read a sample Farmer Rancher Program Call for Proposals here.
Read a sample Research and Education Program Call for Preproposals here.
Read a sample Professional Development Program Call for Preproposals here.
Read a sample Graduate Student Program Call for Proposals here.
Read a sample Youth Educator Program Call for Proposals here.
Read a sample Partnership Call for Proposals here.
The focus for each of the NCR-SARE grant programs is on research and education. Funding considerations are based on how well the applicant presents the problem being addressed, the project's relevance to sustainable agriculture in the 12-state North Central region, and how well it aligns with NCR-SARE's goals, among other factors specific to each grant program.
NCR-SARE’s Administrative Council (AC) members decide which projects will receive SARE funds. The AC includes a diverse mix of agricultural stakeholders in the region. Council members hail from regional farms and ranches, the Cooperative Extension Service, universities, federal agencies, and nonprofits.
Since 1988, the SARE program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. The program, part of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, funds projects and conducts outreach designed to improve agricultural systems.