Professional Development Grants
The Professional Development program funds outcome-based projects that train Cooperative Extension educators and other agricultural service providers in sustainable techniques and concepts.
Projects must be directed toward increasing the skill and understanding of these service providers and consistent with SARE's larger goal of broad farmer adoption of sustainable practices.
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.
Professional Development and Research and Education projects are initially screened using a document called a preproposal. In this first step, each project is evaluated for content and for how clearly it addresses the regional outcome statement. This section explains how you submit a preproposal, when, the general guidelines on what we expect, and a brief description of how preproposals are evaluated.
If your project proceeds to the full grant proposal stage, you can use this section to learn about the application format, deadlines, review process, and other policy guidelines SARE has in place.
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 in the last grant cycle; we hope this will give you a feel for the variety of projects and approaches SARE is receptive to.