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Southern SARE Grant Call for Local and Regional Food Systems

The special grant, part of SSARE’s Sustainable Community Innovations Grant (SCIG) program, is open to any individuals, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, governmental organizations and/or educational organizations located in the Southern region.

All aspects of research into local and regional food systems are being requested. The applicant must define what he or she considers local and/or regional for the purposes of the research, and the applicant must work with food systems that are based on sustainable production practices. This grant is not to fund the development of individual local and regional food systems, but to fund research defining, evaluating and understanding the impacts of local and regional food systems on sustainable agriculture.

Grant proposal deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4, 2015. The project is funded for one year at a maximum of $35,000. Download the Call for Proposal to follow the guidelines for writing and submitting the grant application.

The objective of the SARE program is to enable farmers and ranchers to move profitably toward production systems compatible with the goal of sustainable agriculture, including promoting good land stewardship, protecting the health and safety of people and animals, enhancing quality of life, and strengthening rural communities.

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