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Mini-grants for Sustainable Ag Educators

Do you have a sustainable agriculture project in mind that just needs a little funding to get off the ground? The Wisconsin SARE Program mini-grant program may be your answer.

The deadline to apply for this cycle of mini-grants is Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. You can find the application form and information about the mini-grants at http://fyi.uwex.edu/sustag/resources/mini-grants/

The maximum mini-grant amount is $3,000, but smaller amount applications are encouraged, and applications that involve partnerships both within and outside of UW Extension.

Projects in the following are particularly encouraged:
• Soil health and cover crops
• Perennial agriculture and agroforestry
However,  other sustainable agriculture project ideas are welcomed also.

Applications will be reviewed and  applicants will be notified of the funding decision or requests for further clarification by March 7th, 2017.

You are encouraged to submit your mini-grant application by February 20th. However, it is recognized that good and time-sensitive ideas can emerge at other times of the year. So   mini-grant applications may be accepted later in the year if mini-grant funds have not been fully spent. Allow at least 30 days for proposal reviews at other times.

Please note that these mini-grants are for agricultural educators, not for farmers, and projects with Extension involvement will be given priority.

If you have further questions, please contact Diane <dbmayerfeld@wisc.edu> or 608-262-8188.