Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program

2018 Request for Applications (RFA) Announcement

Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center)
Washington State University Extension

Serving Farmers and Ranchers Through Targeted Risk Management Education

Proposals are due by 5 PM, PST, Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center), in conjunction with the Northeast, North Central and Southern Center announce a funding opportunity for projects that help farm and ranch families succeed through targeted risk management strategies. The maximum amount of requested funding shall not exceed $50,000 for Education Projects and $2,000 for Exploratory Projects.

Application Information:  Go to the Western Center website and from the “Funding” dropdown menu, select “Apply for Funding”, or click on the Competitive Grants Program from the  Home page. The grants application process is fully explained in the Western Center’s 2018 Request for Applications (RFA).  All applications must be submitted online through the Results Verification System (RVS).  There are links to application resources on the Western Center’s Competitive Grants Program page as well as within the RVS system, to help guide you through the application process.

Eligibility: This announcement seeks applications from eligible organizations with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver results/outcome-based risk management education and training programs for agricultural producers and their families. All organizations serving agricultural producers, especially those serving the special emphasis audiences identified on page 3 of the RFA, are strongly encouraged to apply. The Western Center serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands.

An applicant webinar will be conducted on Thursday October 12th at 10:00AM PDT. No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate. Details will be posted on the Western Center’s website. Additionally, an email announcement will be sent prior to the meeting.

Questions or comments regarding the RFA may be directed to Jo Ann Warner, 509-477-2168, warnerj@wsu.edu or Shannon Neibergs, 509-335-6360, sneibergs@wsu.edu.

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