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Extension Skills July 2023: Marketing Research for Messaging
July 13
11 a.m. - Noon

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Are you interested in learning how to develop messages that resonate with your Extension partners? Join us for a brief session with Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, to discuss how to identify and work with your priority populations to tailor messages that resonate with them.

Co-creating Value Between the Organization and Client through Customer Relationship Management: An Overview of CRM (Recording and Tools)

How Customer Management Relations (CRM) can play a role in helping Cooperative Extension professionals co-create value between their programs and their clients and improve customer service experiences.

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Administrative units at UC ANR are here to help you build your program and access funding:
Development Services
Government Relations
Office of Contracts & Grants

Fast Track to Contracts & Grants spring 2023 presentation recordings
April 12, 2023 | Introduction to Contracts & Grants (video) Slide deck, with Kim Lamar
April 14, 2023 | From Concept to Submission (AKA Proposal Development and Proposal Process video), Slide deck, with Vanity Campbell, et al
April 19, 2023 | Cost Share and Academic Cost Recovery-Salary Savings (video), Slide deck

April 21, 2023 | Proposal budget preparation basics (or Budget Basics and Calculator) (Video), Slide deck (PDF) with Kendra Rose
May 3, 2023 | Using the new ANR Workflow Automation program to route C&G Forms “800“and Advance Account Request (Video), Slide deck (PDF) Form 800 Quick Guide (PDF) Advance Account Quick Guide (PDF) 
May 5, 2023 | Understanding the awards process (Video), Slide deck (PDF)
May 10, 2023 | Working with Subrecipients (Video), Slide deck (PDF)
May 12, 2023 | Post Award Process (Video), Slide deck (PDF)

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An Equity-Minded Approach to Writing Effective External Review Letters for Tenure and Promotion
(National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity)
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July 18
11 a.m. – Noon

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Senior faculty are incredibly powerful. In a two-page tenure letter, they can make or break a career. This power has an outsized impact on scholars with marginalized identities, such as Black academics, who are promoted with tenure at lower rates than their White colleagues. We suggest that this difference in tenure rates is due to an implicit, overly narrow definition of academic excellence that does not recognize all contributions that Black scholars make to their departments, institutions and academia in general. Read more.

Diversity Certificate Series (UC Davis, Equity and Inclusion Program and Learning Center)
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Education Program, in partnership with UC Davis Learning and Development, offers the Cross-Cultural Competence Certificate Series and the Understanding Diversity Certificate Series, both of which are aimed at developing and strengthening competencies in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

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When to Use P-Cards vs. Travel Cards

UC ANR Business Operations Center (BOC)
Quarterly Webinars: Our Two Cents
July 20
12-12:30 p.m.

Do you have a P-Card or Travel Card? Learn when to use them and the restrictions for both. This will be a helpful overview for both long-term and new ANR staff. BOC presenters will reserve time at the end for questions. A useful resource to review beforehand and afterward: Card Compare

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Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Fostering Health and Well-Being Across Extension (free - Sponsored by NAEPSDP - National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals)
July 10-14
Noon – 1 p.m. Pacific Time

This year's theme is wellness and will focus on efforts at the organizational, managerial, employee and community levels to provide health and well-being programs and opportunities for employees and clientele. We will wrap up the week discussing ways to tell our health and well-being story more effectively. Who should participate in Virtual Summer School? Anyone! From Extension directors to mid-managers, to program and staff development specialists and
beyond. We welcome anyone interested in these topics to join us for any or all of the sessions.

The Art of Saying "No" (National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity)
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July 13, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Are you confused about when to say "yes" and "no" to other people's requests? Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that response will have on your time and productivity? Do you find yourself feeling angry and resentful because you've said "yes" too often? Come and learn our favorite strategies that you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary.

Meals in Minutes, can it be true? (UC Davis -Virtual)
Tuesday, July 18
12:10 - 1 p.m.

Register for the Zoom webinar.
We will explore how to create quick, healthy balanced meals in minutes. You don't need a culinary degree to prepare healthy meals, but you do need to prepare. We will review how to prep, plan and get creative for quick, nutritionally balanced meals. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join via computer or phone.  Share the event flyer with your colleagues! Presented by UC Davis Health Food and Nutrition Services and Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

Be the manager people won't leave (LinkedIn Learning)
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Manager relationships can be the make-or-break point for whether employees stay or go. Join veteran HR leader LaurieRuettimann as she reveals the data behind why it's more important than ever to be a manager who demonstrates empathy and inspires loyalty from the workforce. Ruettimann covers basics first: be someone people can trust, be an example of integrity and be relentlessly inclusive. She steps you through ways to inspire your employees to grow.

Evidence suggests that improvements in people management practices, especially the development of supportive managers paired with time and place flexibility, contribute to increased well-being.

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Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 12:38 PM

RREA Program extends call for proposals to July 7

The University of California's Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Program is soliciting project and student intern proposals.

Project Proposals that will develop and/or support new or existing Cooperative Extension projects and/or activities that address the educational and extension needs in the management of California's valuable renewable resources on forest and rangeland. 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/training needed by Extension personnel, landowners, land managers, and natural resource professionals.

Maximum award is $15,000 per project.

Student Intern Proposals that will use the services and talents of student interns. Internships are open to undergraduate or graduate students from any institution of higher education in California, particularly the University of California and the California State Universities. Principal investigators will not be granted additional RREA funds to pay for supplemental costs associated with the project. Student interns are expected to work on projects or activities that address educational and extension needs in the management of California's renewable resources. Intern proposals must demonstrate the connection to Cooperative Extension (county or campus office).

Interns will be funded up to $6,000.

The submission deadline has been extended to July 7, 2023.

Program Background

The Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA), Public Law No. 95-306, was passed June 30, 1978, to address educational needs in managing the nation's renewable resources. Funds are appropriated annually by the Congress and allocated to the various states by U.S. Department of Agriculture under an established formula. The national RREA program is administered by USDA-NIFA Extension and the California component by the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). The available annual funding is unknown for 2023-24, but has been approximately $90,000-$95,000 over the past few years.

California RREA Program

California's program for RREA funding over the past years has been administered through competitive mini-grant awards. The awards facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation and expand the capacity of natural resource Extension educators to deliver current and relevant research-based programs to address the multiple management issues facing California's diverse natural resources. California RREA awards help forest and rangeland owners and managers, policymakers, communities, and the general public make informed decisions regarding the sustainability of natural lands and resources that are of critical importance to the ecological, social, and economic well-being of California. Logic Model: California RREA programs logic model focuses on the aspects of the national RREA strategic plan most relevant to the state and also makes the connection between RREA projects intended outcome and UC ANR's Condition Changes and Public Value Statements. Download the UC ANR RREA Program Logic Model  for guidance in the development of proposals and completing final project reports.

Objectives of the California RREA program

  1. Maintain strong renewable resources programs within UC Agriculture and Natural Resources by focusing on integration of disciplines and management of the total landscape.
  2. Enable landowners, managers and communities to clarify goals and objectives for owning and managing renewable resources, evaluating natural resources in a holistic manner and utilizing integrated management approaches.
  3. Conduct educational programs for landowners and managers to identify, plan and apply integrated renewable resource management practices for conservation and profit.
  4. Provide objective, reliable information to public interest groups and to policymakers about renewable resource issues.
  5. Inform landowners, managers and communities of land-use policy decisions and provide objective analysis of the available management methods and their impacts on ranch or forest operations.
  6. Promote the use of “best management practices” on public and private wildlands through educational programs utilizing workshops, field demonstrations, training sessions and published information manuals.
  7. Demonstrate relevance to UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Strategic Vision, Public Values and Condition Changes and connection to the 2018-2022 RREA Strategic Plan.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

A Technical Advisory Committee will review proposals. Education and Extension must be the main goal of the proposals. Research proposals cannot be considered. Reviewers will use the following criteria when evaluating and ranking the proposals:

  • Does the project address the objectives of California's RREA program?
  • Is the budget appropriate?
  • Rate the capabilities and experience of the person(s) responsible for the proposal.
  • Does the project address an RREA critical issue area(s) and associated California RREA goal(s) (see UC ANR RREA logic model), and clearly document the relevant inputs, outputs and outcomes? 


  • How does this project relate to other similar projects? (applicant's own, subject matter and/or geographic)
  • Does the project duplicate or work in conjunction with similar projects?
  • Does the project demonstrate a level of initial or continued support; Advisors, communities, agencies, etc., including financial support?
  • Are the project goals/objectives reachable given the described methods?
  • Are the methods clearly stated and justifiable?
  • Is the work plan capable of reaching the stated goals/objectives?
  • Is the proposal clear and complete?


  • How will the information generated by this project be extended (to whom and how)?
  • Are activities and stakeholder participation clearly described?
  • Does the proposal clearly describe methods to measure and evaluate outcomes and impacts (short- and long-term) relevant to California's renewable resources?  


Does the proposal clearly describe methods to measure and evaluate outcomes and impacts, short and long-term, relevant to California renewable resources? 

Who can apply?

One of the primary purposes of the California RREA program is to build internal capacity of Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists to respond to renewable resource issues. Both Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists are eligible to apply. Agricultural Experiment Station and other researchers and faculty are also eligible for funding when collaborating with Cooperative Extension Advisors or Specialists. A second purpose of RREA funding is to build natural resource programming capacity within Cooperative Extension. To this end, the resulting projects funded by RREA should result in CE advisors and specialists engaged in natural resource programs. Projects that result in this kind of involvement will receive priority for funding. Using RREA funds for outside consultants or projects where the major effort is not from CE is not permitted.

Application Procedure                                                                                     

Download the application and apply through the Universal Review System in the ANR Portal; click on the 2023-2024 RREA Project & Student Intern Grants link. Please carefully read the instructions at the top of each section of the application. If the application is for a continuing project that received 2022-23 RREA funding, the applicant must submit a progress report, formatted similar to UC Delivers, with their 2023-24 RREA proposal. Student Intern applicants: Indicate type by checking the Student Intern checkbox located at the top of page one in the RREA Proposal Application document.

Funding Period

Proposal submitters will be notified of funding decisions by the first week of September 2023 and the project performance period will be Oct. 1, 2023, to Aug. 31, 2024. Funds must be expended by Aug. 31, 2024. Funds are available for both short and multi-year projects. For multi-year projects, funds will be awarded on a yearly basis subject to availability, satisfactory progress report and continuing need of the project. 

Budget Considerations

  1. The budget must be complete, including a detailed narrative that describes the proposed costs, such as type and duration of positions, type and location of travel, and type of supplies. A complete explanation of all current and pending support (cash or in-kind) listing the source, amount and effective dates should also be provided.
  2. Indicate what, if any, other organization(s) this proposal has been submitted to.
  3. Many RREA projects result in products such as publications, videos and other communication media related to natural resources. Development costs and production costs can be included in RREA proposal requests however, UC ANR Publications must be consulted regarding costs and timeline. The UC ANR publications process, including peer review by the program identified Associate Editors, is encouraged and this will be considered when funding decisions are made.  UC ANR Publications will provide estimates regarding printing and other cost estimates. These should be included in the proposal with a clear indication of their purpose and how they were derived. Note that printing and other associated production costs will not be included in funded proposals but will be set aside for direct billing with UC ANR Publications. If production outside of UC ANR Publications is necessary, a strong justification should be included in your proposal. For additional information please contact Rachel Lee, Director, UC ANR Publishing.
  4. Some RREA projects include costs for meetings, including room rentals, AV equipment, speaker travel, etc. and it is expected that a reasonable meeting fee should be charged to recover these costs; however, if RREA funding will be used for meeting expenses a clear justification of need should be included in your proposal.

Additional Considerations

  • The maximum available for a funded project is $15,000; $6,000 for student interns.
  • Projects that include matching funds or funds from non-UC ANR other sources are encouraged.
  • Equipment purchases are not generally allowable. If equipment is essential for this project, a complete justification, including disposition of equipment at the end of the grant, must be included.
  • Funds used for salaries must cover employee benefits associated with general assistance hire.
  • All allocated grant funds must be expended by August 31, 2024, and no-cost extensions for RREA awards cannot, and will not, be considered.  Multiple year projects will be considered. Projects requiring multi-year funding must submit a proposal application and project progress report each year.

Budget Restrictions

  1. USDA-NIFA RREA Prohibited Expenses:
  • Food & beverages
  • Prizes & promotional materials
  • Student tuition reimbursement
  1. Fund transfers from RREA-funded project accounts are not allowed and will not be approved.
  1. Funding cannot be used for research-related activities.
  1. RREA funds cannot be used for outside consultants if the project's major effort is not from CE. 


A final report will be required upon completion of the project. The national RREA Program requires state RREA programs to submit an annual report that includes detailed project data. All projects funded by the UC ANR RREA Project & Student Intern Grants Program will be required to submit an accurate and detailed final project report.

Submit your completed proposal in the URS by 5 p.m. on July 7, 2023.

For questions about the submission process, please contact Andrea Rayray, research administrator in UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation.


Posted on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 8:04 AM
Tags: call for proposals (25), grants (23), June 2023 (13), RREA (3)

Get on fast track to contracts and grants with webinars

New academics, office managers, staff research associates and anyone who has a role in contracts and grants is invited to a five-week ANR boot camp to learn key information about the extramural funding process and the Office of Contracts and Grants.

All sessions are on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:15 to 1 p.m. (except week of April 24 during ANR Statewide Conference). The agenda is below.

Zoom link for all sessions (except those at statewide conference):

Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

April 12


12:15 to 1 p.m.


Intro to Contracts & Grants and Grant Tracking System


Kim & Kendra

This training is for academics and staff who are new, or just need a refresher, to submitting proposals for external funding. We will provide an introduction to the Office of Contracts and Grants including an overview of the proposal submission process and the Grant Tracking System. 


April 14


12:15 to 1 p.m.

Proposal Development and Proposal Process

Vanity & Kendra

Learn about the steps involved in the grant application process from developing your idea to submission. We will present on identifying funding opportunities, developing the project concept, building collaborative teams, drafting the proposal, contracts and grants review and submitting to the sponsor.

April 19





12:15 to 1 p.m.

Cost Sharing/Matching


Academic Cost Recovery/Salary Savings (include BOC)

Kathy & BOC

Cost sharing or matching funds is the portion of project expenses provided by UC and not paid by the sponsoring agency. Tune in to learn more about when its acceptable to commit cost share on a proposal, required approvals, and tracking cost share after the award has been made.

Learn more about why you should include full cost recovery on a proposal budget and set up a salary savings account. Salary savings can be used as a PI's discretionary account to cover expenses on other programmatic activities beyond the funded project.

April 21 


12:15 to 1 p.m.

Budget Basics and Calculator


Learn how to develop a proposal budget. Topics covered include cost components that make up a budget, applicable cost principles, budgeting techniques and practices, calculating F&A costs, and budgeting tools and resources.

April 26 




At Statewide Conference 

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Grant Funding 101 (Concurrent Session 3-C at ANR Statewide Conference, Fresno)



Kathy & BOC


Learn what to expect when your proposal is funded, from receiving the Good News Letter to monitoring subawardees, to reporting to the sponsor. This session will provide principal investigators information on the roles and responsibilities of the different offices during the C&G life cycle from proposal through closeout and will cover how academic salary savings allow academics to charge their salaries to extramurally funded projects and use the salary savings for their programmatic needs. The session will also provide information on cost sharing in an extramurally funded project and when it should be utilized.

April 27




At Statewide Conference

8 to 10 a.m.


Strategies for Planning, Developing, and Writing Large Grants (Concurrent Session 6-B at ANR Statewide Conference, Fresno)

Vanity (Moderator)

Speaker:  Lucy Deckard, Consultant

As a two-hour, academic-focused professional development opportunity, this interactive session will discuss best practices and strategies for leading the development of large, multidisciplinary team-based grant efforts. Participants will explore strategies for establishing interdisciplinary proposal teams, leveraging prior research, developing a project vision, and best practices for scheduling proposal production and writing the proposal to achieve well-integrated research-education-extension grant applications.


May 3




12:15 to 1 p.m.

Using the new ANR Workflow Automation program to route C&G Forms “800“ and Advance Account Request

Kendra, Kathy and Kim

Introduction and training on the new Workflow Automation system. We will go through the automated program and show how to use it for the C&G Form 800 and the C&G Form Advanced Account Request.  



May 5


12:15 to 1 p.m.

Award Process

Kim & Heidi

Once a sponsor elects to fund a proposal, the review, negotiation and award acceptance process begins. This webinar walks you through what is happening in the Office of Contracts and Grants, and what to do when the accepted agreement arrives in your office.

May 10

12:15 to 1 p.m.

Working with Subrecipients


Learn the definitions of subrecipients, the internal processes involved in setting up a subaward as well as monitoring requirements and helpful resources available. 

May 12

12:15 to 1 p.m.



Post-award Process (include BOC and CGA)

BOC and Lenora Bruce


Fiscal management of grants, contracts and other funding agreements is the responsibility of the principal investigator and the administering unit. learn more about how to successfully manage your project finances, adhere to university policies, adhere to the sponsor's terms and condition and how to monitor your subawardees.



Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 9:38 AM

L&D - Program development, GIS Training, Mapping our Impact, Contracts and Grants






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UCCE Program Development and Evaluation Capacity Building Trainings! 

9-part series from Oct. 4-Dec. 6
Every Tuesday 10 a.m.-Noon 

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Click here to register.
Join us for online interactive trainings to help you with planning and evaluating programs and projects! These trainings highlight UCCE examples. This is a 9-part series offered a la carte; select whichever interests you or take the complete series!

Introduction to Fall GIS and R Workshops from IGIS

September–December 2022

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The Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program is pleased to share their Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule. All workshops will be on Zoom, and are free for the ANR community. Workshops include: 
-Introduction to ArcGIS Online
-Intro to R (3-part series) 
-Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
-Introduction to ArcGIS Field Maps
-Computing Agroclimate Metrics in R
-Introduction to ArcGIS Story Maps

Mapping the impact of our work

Oct. 20
Noon-12:30 p.m.

This session will focus on framing our work around UC ANR's public values and advancing our efforts on measuring changes in conditions that result from programmatic efforts. The condition changes serve as evidence of public impact. During the session, we will showcase a draft new tool that is being designed to help us internally to find and learn from examples where our programs are having economic, social/health, or environmental impact. Presented by Katherine Webb-Martinez, Christina Becker, and Leyla Marandi from UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation.

Zoom webinar:
Password: 4Learning
Or join by phone: +1 669 900 6833

Where is …? The new UCD Library website and redesigned resources

Nov. 3
3-4 p.m.

The UC Davis Library website was redesigned and brought up on Aug. 16, 2022. Learn about UC Davis Library resources and delivery services, VPN, and key research tools and strategies for specific disciplines. We will review/use the following redesigned guide during this workshop: With Ruth Gustafson, UC Davis STEM Librarian & Erik Fausak, Veterinary Medicine Librarian

Zoom webinar:
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Extension Skills: Survey Says: Strategies, tips, and tools for getting REAL feedback and impact data (Extension Foundation)

Oct. 13
11 a.m.-Noon

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Come prepared to learn and share best practices and tools to get information from participants before, during and after a program or activity either virtually or in-person. Learn More

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (Extension Foundation)

Starts Oct. 25
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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This 4-part series welcomes teams to incubate and tease out innovation in project and program development. With the help of trained Impact Facilitators, your team will learn 17 unique and exciting approaches to infusing new thinking into your offerings for maximum impacts. Learn More

Innovation Facilitator Training (Extension Foundation)

Starts Oct. 25
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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In this perfect companion to the Innovation Skill-Building Experience, individuals attend this training alongside each session to transform the curriculum into facilitation and coaching skills. We can't wait to see what you bring to the nationwide Impact Facilitator network! Learn More

About the Extension Foundation

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The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives.

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Open Forum/Questions for Office of Contracts and Grants

Oct. 26
9:30-10:30 a.m.

The world of contracts and grants can sometimes seem complicated. Let us help you alleviate your concerns. Please join our team for an open forum to answer your most compelling questions. If possible, please send us questions in advance (not required) for an informative discussion. Presenters are Kathleen Nolan, Kim Lamar and OCG Team. E-mail questions to

Zoom webinar:
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Understanding the Digital Equity Landscape and Extension's Role (Connect Extension, Extension Foundation)

Oct. 3
12:30-1:30 p.m.

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As a part of Bridging the Digital Divide in Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Communities in the South, a NIFA AFRI-funded project, individuals were surveyed to better understand the digital equity landscape, including access to the internet and devices as well as internet use and benefits. Findings from this survey can better prepare Extension to play a role in their respective state's Digital Equity plan and implementation. Join us on Oct. 3 to learn more about this important topic. Presenter: Dr. Roberto Gallardo, Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development.


Where Accessibility Champions Can Find the Time & Knowledge They Need to Succeed Webinar (Deque – Web accessibility experts)

Oct. 6
11 a.m.-Noon

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Every successful accessibility program relies on five foundational elements of accessibility:

  1. The inclination to practice accessibility
  2. The time to practice accessibility
  3. The knowledge to practice accessibility
  4. The automation and tools to practice accessibility
  5. The availability of expert resources for future changes

In the first part of this webinar series, we covered the first foundational element to fostering accessibility across an organization: the inclination to practice accessibility.

Can we talk about Implicit Bias? Virtual Workshop (UC ANR)

Oct. 31
9–11 a.m. 
50 Seats

Click here to register by Oct. 24. 
Join us to help learn how to make UC ANR a more inclusive organization! 

UC ANR Human Resources and Learning & Development are offering a workshop to further explore, develop and supplement the UC Implicit Bias Series. We will divide into facilitated breakout groups to tackle strategies that counter negative scenarios and encourage positive interactions. This workshop will be a great opportunity to practice “standing in the community” and supporting ANR Principles of Community and ANR's strategic mission to expand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

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Accomplishing More with Less (Virtual - UC Davis)

Oct. 4
1-4:30 p.m.
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Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Career Management Academy (Virtual- UC Davis)

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Oct. 6
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 

Habits: A Science Based Approach (Virtual- UC Davis)

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Oct. 13
8:30 a.m.-Noon
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Customer Service Essentials (Virtual - UC Davis)

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Oct. 14
8:30 a.m.-Noon
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

How to Set Goals When Everything Feels Like a Priority (LinkedIn Learning)

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Sometimes it can feel like you're working on everyone else's to-do list instead of your own. How can you make space for accomplishing the goals that are important to you? Join best-selling business author and consultant Dorie Clark as she shares practical advice on how to prioritize effectively so that you can get meaningful things done.

Designing a Presentation

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In this course, designer Tony Harmer takes you through the essentials of presentation design to give you the tools you'll find most useful in thinking about, designing and building successful presentations. Tony covers a variety of key topics, including moodboards, outlines, layout, type and text, color considerations, graphics, video, charts, transitions and animations.

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Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 1:37 PM

NIFA grants available for weather-related disaster response

Drought, heat, floods, hail, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires and severe weather create billion-dollar disasters.

Informational webinars on Sept. 14, Dec. 8

The increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather-related disasters across the country may have many of us wishing we could click our heels and go back to times when weather did not disrupt our agricultural, forestry and rangeland production systems as often as it does today.

In addition to their devastating impacts on people and communities, disasters contribute to land degradation and adversely impact agricultural supply chains at the production, processing, distribution and consumption stages. 

In response to extreme temperatures, heavy downpours, droughts and blizzards, USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is introducing a new program to help communities protect the nation's food supply.

For a NIFA strengthening standard grant, a Letter of Intent must be submitted within 14 days of an extreme weather event and disaster. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

The Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems program reflects a new cross-cutting program area within NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The program is housed within AFRI's Foundational and Applied Science program and is designed to rapidly deploy strategies, and fill knowledge and information gaps to protect the nation's food and agricultural supply chains — at the production through consumption stages — during and after extreme weather disasters. 

Disasters happen when a community is not appropriately resourced or organized to withstand the impact, and whose population is vulnerable because of poverty, exclusion or other social disadvantages, according to United Nations Office for Risk Reduction official Mami Mizutori.

The new program area contains two grant types: Strengthening Standard and Coordinated Agricultural Project. Project proposals for either grant type will directly address effects associated with an extreme weather event or disaster that has occurred. In addition, applications will present projects that address one or more of the following emphasis areas:

  • Agroecosystem Resilience
  • Agricultural Commodity and Nutrition Security
  • Health, Well-Being and Safety

The intention of the Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems program is to fund projects that provide solutions, which may include trainings, communication strategies, tools and technologies, food supply logistics, and climate-smart practices that can be rapidly adopted by various end-users. These projects will also explain how adoption potential of proposed solutions will be measured.

NIFA is committed to alleviating the impacts of extreme weather events and disasters across the food and agricultural system. NIFA understands the importance of supporting timely, critical research and Extension activities following extreme weather events and disasters. 

For more information, or if you have any questions about this new program area priority, please visit AFRI Foundational and Applied Science RFA or send an email to

Live FAQ webinars will be held at noon on Sept. 14 and Dec. 8. Please check NIFA's events page to register for upcoming live Q&As. 

When planning a proposal that includes communication, contact Linda Forbes, director of UC ANR Strategic Communications, at

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 1:22 PM
  • Author: Derecka Alexander, American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow
Tags: August 2022 (12), climate change (13), grants (23)

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