Partnership Grants

The purpose of the Partnership Grants program is to support agricultural service providers who work directly with farmers to do on-farm demonstrations, research, marketing, and other projects that will add to our understanding of sustainable agriculture.

Eligible Recipients:
Agricultural service providers—extension staff, nonprofits, consultants, state departments of agriculture, and others working in the agricultural community. In addition, applicant must be currently working with farmers and the farmers cooperating in the project must be willing to submit a letter with the grant application that indicates their commitment to the project and outlines the duties they will perform. If the project involves field experiments, they must take place on working farms. Preference is given to projects involving two or more farms, and to projects with a strong outreach component.

Eligible Projects:
Partnership projects can address a variety of topics, including the development of beneficial insect habitat, alternative crops or animals, practices that make use of biological cycles for improved soil, plant, and pest management, marketing, adding value, grazing, energy, tool or technology development, agroforestry, farm management, farm labor, or water quality. Proposals should be relevant to farming and sustainability issues in the Northeast, and should offer both research and outreach so that results will be available to the wider farm community.

Funding Source:
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE SARE)

Funding Amount:
Up to $15,000

April 2019

Northeast SARE
655 Spear St.
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

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