CA Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Competitive Grants Program

UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals for the 2010 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Competitive Grants Program. Proposals are due December 13, 2010 12:00 noon (PT). Total available funding is $200,000 divided among four types of projects: planning grants, education & outreach grants, research grants, and graduate student research grants.

UC SAREP will consider proposals on the following topics:

Agriculture, Resources and the Environment

  • Climate change
  • Nutrients and water in agricultural landscapes
  • Harnessing ecosystem services
  • Sustainable waste management in agriculture

Food and Society

  • Building regional markets
  • Community food security
  • Food system assessments/policy
  • Farmworker and rural community wellbeing

Social Learning in Agriculture and Food Systems

Eligible applicants include those affiliated with California nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, state and local government agencies, and California public and private institutions of higher education.

More information about the grants, including application materials, can be found at

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