Help with Your Application
Northeast SARE staff help
For questions about the application itself, SARE policy, and your own eligibility, you should contact the SARE office. Staff can guide you on these program-specific matters and can be very helpful if something isn't clear.
Talk with partnering farmers and supervisors
Before writing anything, it's important that you to talk your project through with your partnering farmers and make sure everyone is clear about roles and tasks. Colleagues and supervisors should also read and comment on what you plan to do.
Listen in on a webinar
Earlier this fall we hosted a webinar on how to write a Partnership Grant and saved the proceedings. You're welcome to listen in, although you may want to skip ahead three or four minutes ro get past the introductions and preliminaries.
Research past grant awards
You need to also find out what others have done in your project area. A few websites that will help you with project research are:
- Search the SARE projects data base online at www.sare.org
- Organic Farming Research Foundation at www.ofrf.org
- National Agricultural Library at www.nal.usda.gov
- contact Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas at www.attra.org to get a resource packet in your interest area
This basic research will come in very handy when you do your proposal, since reviewers value proposals where the appropriate homework has clearly been done.
If a question comes up that isn't answered in the application materials or on this website, you should always feel free to contact the Northeast SARE office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-656-0471.