Partnership Grants are reserved for agricultural service providers--extension staff, nonprofits, consultants, state departments of agriculture, and others working in the agricultural community--who want to conduct on-farm demonstrations, research, marketing, and other projects with farmers as active cooperators. The Partnership guidelines have been expanded to incorporate proposals that used to be submitted under the Sustainable Community Grant.
In the overview section you can get a description of the grant, who can apply, what type of projects can be funded, what is expected of grantees, and a timeline for submitting a preproposal and full proposal.
Are you interested in applying for a Partnership Grant? Look at the application instructions, checklists, timelines, and review criteria, and learn how to get help if you need it.
Find out what happens when a project is funded. Preview SARE's reporting, reimbursement, and policy requirements so you can find out ahead of time what we expect of successful grantees.
Read brief descriptions of projects funded and link to associated reports. This will help you get a feel for the variety of projects and approaches SARE is receptive to. If your proposal addresses sustainable community development or farm quality of life, you may want to look at past Sustainable Community Grant examples.