NCR-SARE Grants

North Central Region SARE administers several grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences, and timelines. 

  • FNC18-1111, Barnes, IN

    Farmer Rancher Grant

    grants for farmers and ranchers to explore sustainable solutions to problems

  • LNC14-362, Nair, IA

    Research and Education Grant

    grants for researchers and educators

  • Abbey Wick worked with Doug Toussaint and other farmers to evaluate how cover crops affect soil health

    Parnership Grant

    grants for cooperative projects between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers

  • YENC16-105, Reynolds, IL

    Youth Educator Grant

    grants for youth educators to encourage youth to try sustainable practices

  • Professional Development Grant

    competitive grants for training agricultural educators

  • Graduate Student Grant

    grants to fund graduate student projects

The focus for all of NCR-SARE grant programs is on research and education.  Funding considerations are based on how well the applicant presents the problem being addressed, its relevance to sustainable agriculture in the 12-state North Central region, and how well it aligns with NCR-SARE’s goals. NCR-SARE’s grant program Review Committees review proposals and make recommendations to the Administrative Council.

Apply for a Grant

Are you interested in becoming a project coordinator for an NCR-SARE grant? If so, and if you live in the North Central region, consider applying for an NCR-SARE grant.

Manage Your Grant

If you are a grantee or a member of a project team, you can use this section to find out about how to manage your SARE grant. You may also want to read this section to understand SARE’s expectations before submitting a grant application.