In ANR leaders' discussions with Cooperative Extension specialists around the state, it became clear that there was a need for additional travel support to enable specialists to increase their collaborations with CE advisors. In response, ANR has created a pool of funds for CE specialists to apply for to support these collaborations. With the level of funds available, each specialist may apply for up to $2,000 for this fiscal year (funds must be expended by June 30, 2014). Completing a short online survey is the only step in accessing these funds.
To keep the process simple, a brief survey form will be accessible from your ANR Portal. The survey will ask
- Name and title of specialist requesting support
- Project/Program name
- Brief project description (one paragraph)
- Collaborating advisors
While there is no deadline for applications for these travel funds, they must be expended in the current fiscal year. We are pleased that we are able to take this step to assist in meeting an identified need.
Specialists may apply for funds directly at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=11865.
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Hansen Research & Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new and continuing projects for project year 2013-14 for its competitive grants program and on-site research projects.
The UC Thelma Hansen Fund will finance research and education/outreach and policy projects through a competitive grants program. Projects need to align with at least one of ANR’s strategic initiatives and address one or more of the Hansen Fund goals. An estimated $200,000 is available for project funding through this RFP. For full details, see http://ucanr.org/sites/hansenagcenter/Hansen_Agricultural_Center_Programs/Grants.
The Hansen REC provides land, labor, equipment and facilities to researchers for small- to medium-sized plot projects. Additional information including a full facility description can be found at http://ucanr.org/sites/hansenagcenter/Hansen_Agricultural_Center_Programs/Grants/Facility_Description.
Submission of a letter of intent is the required first step in the application process. The deadline for submitting letters of intent is Nov. 14. Successful applicants will be notified by Dec. 3 and will need to submit a full proposal by Jan. 21, 2013.
For RFP details and instructions on submitting letters of intent, please go to the Hansen website at http://ucanr.org/sites/hansenagcenter/Hansen_Agricultural_Center_Programs/Grants .
WALMART FOUNDATION is accepting applications for State Giving Program for nonprofits in each of the fifty states, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Grants starting at $25,000 are available for programs in education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, health and hunger relief. Deadline: 8/10/2012. To learn more, visit the website by clicking here.
THE JOSEPH & VERA LONG FOUNDATION provides support to nonprofit organizations involved with healthcare, education and conservation in the communities of Northern California and Hawaii. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations involved with healthcare, education and conservation. Applications will be accepted from 8/13/2012 through 9/10/2012. For more information, click here.
THE CALVIN K. KAZANJIAN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION offers funding to nonprofit organizations for programs that increase economic literacy. Deadline: 9/15/2012. To learn more about this organization, click here.
The Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Statewide Program is requesting proposals to develop or support new or existing projects and activities that address the educational and extension needs in the management of California's valuable renewable resources.
The primary purpose of this program is to promote the proper management of these resources, especially on private lands, and to provide the information, education and training needed by CE personnel, land owners and land managers.
Proposals are also being accepted for student interns to work on projects or activities that address educational and extension needs in the management of California's renewable resources.
The 2012-2013 RREA Call for Proposals is posted at http://ucanr.org/sites/rrea/Proposals.
To apply for a 2012-2013 RREA grant, access your ANR Portal page - Universal Review System - Open Systems - 2012-2013 RREA Project and Student Intern Grants.
The deadline for submitting completed proposal applications is 5 p.m. on Aug. 30.
For more information, contact Melanie Caruso at (530) 752-5336 or Sherry Cooper at (530) 752-1581, in the ANR Program Support Unit email@example.com.
Hansen Research & Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new and continuing projects for project year 2012-2013. This request for proposals process is different from previous years.
The Thelma Hansen Fund will finance research, education and outreach projects through a competitive grants program aimed to support high priority issues, increase public awareness and contribute policy-relevant outcomes addressing the importance and economic viability of agriculture in Ventura County. An estimated $200,000 is available for project funding through this RFP.
The center provides land, labor, equipment and facilities to researchers for small- to medium-sized plot projects. Additional information including a full facility description can be found at http://ucanr.org/sites/hansenagcenter/Hansen_Agricultural_Center_Programs/Grants/Facility_Description/.
A new process has been developed that invites the submission of Letters of Intent as a first response to the RFP for both competitive grants and on-site projects. Deadline for submitting letters of intent is Jan. 6, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by, Jan. 24, and will need to submit a full proposal by Feb. 24, 2012.
For details and instructions on submitting letters of intent, please go to the Hansen website at http://ucanr.org/sites/hansenagcenter/Hansen_Agricultural_Center_Programs/Grants/ .