Current sustainable agriculture funding opportunities and grants:
Organic Crop Improvement Association Research & Education Micro Grants
The Organic Crop Improvement Association Research & Education is calling for micro grant proposals up to $1,500. Projects must pertain to organic research and/or education and be of benefit to OCIA-certified members.
Proposals are reviewed each March 15 and November 15, but may be submitted year-round.
Montana Farm to School Summit Scholarships
Montana Farm to School Summit: Sprouting Success will be held on September 22-23, 2016. Learn and share how Montana schools and programs are sprouting success through the core elements of farm to school–serving local foods, school gardens, and nutrition, agriculture, and food education. Scholarships to support costs of attending the conference are available through a USDA Farm to School Training grant, and can cover registration, lodging, and travel.
Scholarship application deadline is June 30, 2016.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Grants Program
The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is accepting pre-proposals for its competitive grants program. Investigators representing any Iowa nonprofit organization, agency, and/or educational institution with innovative ideas for research projects that impact water, soil, crops, and the land are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal.
The deadline for submitting a pre-proposal is July 7, 2016.