Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

NIFA is soliciting applications under the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) from institutions to serve as a:

1. Regional Host Institution (RHI) or as the

2. National Reporting, Coordinating, and Communications Office (NRCCO).

This RFA is to select the institution that will serve as a SARE Regional Host Institution (RHI) (one in each of the four regions) and the institution that will serve as the National Reporting, Coordinating, and Communications Office (NRCCO) for the program. Selected institutions are expected to serve in the role for FYs 2023 through 2032. Budgetary information being requested at this time should allow reviewers to assess the staff, contractual, and equipment costs that will be needed to administer the SARE program if the institution is selected. Institutions selected to serve as a SARE RHI or as the NRCCO will be required to amend the budget submitted with this grant application to include the regional grant programs and related budget items. For each succeeding fiscal year, the selected institutions are expected to submit a non-competing application with a comprehensive 5-year budget.

Applications are solicited to serve as a SARE RHI; one in each of the four regions (Northeast, North Central, South, and West). Subject to appropriations, each fiscal year approximately $10.1 million will be awarded to each RHI through a cooperative agreement.

Applications are also solicited to serve as the NRCCO for the SARE program. Subject to appropriations, each fiscal year approximately $1.5 million will be awarded to the NRCCO through a cooperative agreement.

Deadline: Nov. 14, 2022

 

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Eligibility Requirements

The SARE legislation requires USDA to carry out the program through agreements entered into with land grant colleges or universities, other universities, State agricultural experiment stations, the State cooperative extension services, nonprofit organizations with demonstrable expertise, or Federal or State governmental entities. Applications may only be submitted by these types of organizations. Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award.

Amount Description

Applications are solicited to serve as a SARE RHI; one in each of the four regions (Northeast, North Central, South, and West). Subject to appropriations and available funding for FY 2023, approximately $10.1 million will be awarded to each RHI through a cooperative agreement each fiscal year.

Applications are also solicited to serve as the NRCCO for the SARE program. Subject to appropriations and available funding for FY 2023, approximately $1.5 million will be awarded to the NRCCO through a cooperative agreement each fiscal year.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

November 14, 2022