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Heritage crops add diversity and marketability

Farmer Grants

For farmers who want to test an interesting new idea. 

Sharing ideas and learning by doing. Photo Joshua Brown, c. 2011

Partnership Grants 

For projects run cooperatively between farm service staff and farmers.

Young researchers get hands-on experience

Graduate Student Grants

For sustainable agriculture research supervised by a faculty advisor. 

The buy-local movement means farmers can market value-added products

Sustainable Community Grants

For economic development projects that build vibrant farm communities.

Cooperative Extension staff learn about soil assessment for blueberries. Photo courtesy of Jack Rabin.

Professional Development Grants 

For projects that deliver sustainable agriculture training to farm service staff.

The cranberry harvest in southern New England

Research and Education Grants

For exploring new sustainable techniques and supporting farmer adoption.

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Northeast SARE serves Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  

Grants come in two sizes--large, multiyear projects ranging from $30,000 to $200,000, and smaller, shorter-term projects of $15,000 or less. The two funding tiers have different application requirements. Find out who can apply, read about past grant awards, and learn how each grant program serves a different sector of the farm community. If you have a grant, you will find also tools to help you manage your project.

Reports describe project results and lessons learned. Search and read reports.

State Programs deliver SARE-specific programming close to the ground. Find out who is affiliated with SARE, their current training or outreach projects, and how to reach them.

Dig Deeper lets you explore ideas and access tools,  news stories, logos, how-to guides, frequently asked questions, links, and publications.

Graduate Student Grants: Proposals are due by midnight on May 13 for awards in August. Application instructions are currently available, and the submission system open in mid-April.

Professional Development GrantsResearch and Education GrantsPreproposals are due by midnight on June 19, and invited full proposals are due in October. Awards are announced in March. Application materials will be posted early April.

Partnership GrantsApplication materials are released in the summer. Proposals are due in November with awards the following spring. 

Farmer GrantsApplication materials are released in the summer. Proposals are due in November or December with awards the following spring.

Sustainable Community GrantsProposals for this grant program should be submitted to the expanded Partnership Grant program. Proposals are due in November for awards the following spring


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