Northeast SARE
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Farmer Grants

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

Partnership Grants 

For projects run cooperatively between agricultural service providers and farmers.

Young researchers get hands-on experience
Graduate Student Grants

Graduate Student Grants

For sustainable agriculture research supervised by a faculty advisor. 

cover crops in corn stubble
Research and Education Grants

Research and Education Grants

For exploring new sustainable techniques and supporting farmer adoption.

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

Professional Development Grants 

For projects that deliver sustainable agriculture training to professionals who work with farmers.

swede midge field research
Research for Novel Approaches

Research for Novel Approaches

For applied research projects that hold promise for future farmer adoption

SARE and You Grant Deadlines

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 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.

There are no open calls for proposals at this time. Please check back later this summer.

  • Research and Education Grants: The deadline for 2019 project preproposals closed on July 10, 2018. Full proposals for invited projects are due on October 30, 2018.
  • Professional Development Grants: The deadline for 2019 project preproposals closed on July 10, 2018. Full proposals for invited projects are due on October 30, 2018.
  • Farmer Grants: Closed for 2018 projects. Check back this summer for deadlines for 2019 project application deadlines.
  • Partnership Grants: Closed for 2018 projects. Check back later this year for deadlines for 2019 project application deadlines.
  • Graduate Student Grants: The application deadline for 2018 Graduate Student Grants closed on May 8, 2018. The next round will open in Spring 2019.


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