NCR-SARE's 2024 Call for Youth Educator Grant Proposals

August 3, 2023
With support from an NCR-SARE Youth Educator grant, Navreet Mahal and Mriganka De paired up to develop a sustainable agriculture educational program for high school students called "Farm to Fork." Photo courtesy of Navreet Mahal.

The 2024 NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals is now available.

Youth Educator Grant projects provide opportunities for youth educators in the North Central Region to teach young people 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 good for the environment long term; economically sound; and good for families, communities, and their quality of life.

The maximum amount for grants is $6,000, and a total of approximately $90,000 is available for this program. 

NCR-SARE is 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 . 

You can find more information about sustainability at and in the Youth Education Topic Room at:

Proposals must be received online or in the NCR-SARE office by mail or email by 4:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Attend a Youth Educator Online Meeting
A Youth Educator proposal application online meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, October 5, 2023. NCR-SARE intends to record the meeting and post it online here. Register for the zoom online at:

Applicants with questions can contact Joan Benjamin, Youth Educator Grant Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 573-681-5545. 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, so be sure 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

Related Locations: North Central