The 2023 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals is now open.
Youth Educator Grant projects provide opportunities for youth in the North Central Region to learn more about sustainable agriculture (farming and ranching that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible). Educators use the grants to encourage young people and their families to try sustainable practices and see sustainable agriculture as a viable career option. Projects should help youth discover that sustainable farming and ranching is profitable; good for families, communities, and their quality of life; and good for the environment long term.
The maximum amount for grants is $6,000, and a total of approximately $90,000 is available for this program.
NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions for the Youth Educator Grant Program. More information about the online submission system can be found in the call for proposals.
Interested applicants can find the call for proposals online as well as useful information for completing a proposal at https://northcentral.sare.org/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant/Youth-Educator-Grant/.
You can find more information about sustainability at http://www.sare.org/ and in the Youth Education Topic Room at: https://northcentral.sare.org/resources/resources-for-youth-education/.
Proposals must be received online or in the NCR-SARE office by mail or email by 4pm CST, Thursday, November 10, 2022.
Youth Educator Zoom Session
A Youth Educator proposal application Zoom will take place on September 28, 2022, at 4pm CDT. NCR-SARE intends to record the zoom session and post it online here. Register for the zoom online at: https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdeGsrjIrHNzWClomMb7cBAF_pmwKnSEI
Applicants with questions can contact Joan Benjamin, Associate Regional Coordinator and Youth Educator Grant Program Coordinator.
Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator and Associate Regional Coordinator
Applicants should also contact Joan Benjamin if they need a hard copy or an email version of the call for proposals. We revise our calls for proposals each year, which means it is crucial to use the most recent call for proposals.
Each state in SARE's North Central Region has one or more State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators who can provide information and assistance to potential grant applicants. Interested applicants can find their State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator online at https://northcentral.sare.org/state-programs/state-coordinators/