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Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program

2017 Request for Applications (RFA)

The Southern Risk Management Education Center in conjunction with the North Central, Northeastern, and Western Centers announces a competitive funding opportunity for educational projects designed to help agricultural producers improve their economic viability through targeted risk management strategies.  The Southern Center expects to fund 18-month Education Projects (awards of up to $50,000) to be conducted between April 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Eligibility: Applications are sought from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions including land grant colleges and universities, Cooperative Extension, other colleges and universities, and other public and private entities with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver results/outcome-based risk management education projects for agricultural producers and their families. The Southern Center serves the region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Application Process:  To view the complete Request for Applications, please visit the Southern Center's website:

Questions or comments regarding the RFA may be directed to Ron Rainey, Director, (501) 671-2715, or Sandy Martini, 479-575-6995,