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SAREP funds 14 projects

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program has funded 14 of the projects submitted for consideration in its 2011 competitive grants program.  

The projects range from exploring taco trucks as vehicles to provide healthy food in Central Valley communities with limited food access to a study of a collaboration between the City of Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department and a local nonprofit that develops urban agriculture parks.

The 14 projects are being funded by UC SAREP for a total of approximately $150,000. 

“Seed funding for innovative food systems projects contributes to long-term impacts that are changing the face of food and agriculture in the state,” said Gail Feenstra, SAREP/ASI food systems coordinator.

For details about the projects, please visit

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 5:02 PM
Tags: grants (18), SAREP (3)

Policy on memberships in organizations updated

Section 202 of the ANR Administrative Handbook, “Memberships in Organizations” has been revised to improve clarity and correct outdated information. These revisions do not change ANR’s existing policy and/or practice. The revised Section is available here. Questions regarding Section 202 may be directed as follows.

  • Cooperative Extension offices - Cherie McDougald, director – Business Operations Center, (559) 646-6518 or
  • Statewide programs, research & extension centers, and ANR service units at the UC Davis campus - Nikki Humphreys, associate director – Business Operations Center, (530) 754-8510 or
  • Oakland (OP) ANR administrative offices - Jennifer Bunge, associate director – ANR Budget Office, (510) 987-0102 or

If you would like to be informed directly of future changes to the ANR Administrative Handbook, register here.

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 10:56 AM

RREA proposals due Aug. 31

The Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Statewide Special Program is requesting proposals for projects and student interns. 

RREA is requesting proposals to develop and/or support new or existing projects/activities that are addressing 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/training needed by Cooperative Extension personnel, land owners and land managers.

The program is also requesting student intern proposals that would utilize the services and talents of student interns during the summer. 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 40 hours/week on projects or activities that address educational and extension needs in the management of California's renewable resources. Interns will be funded up to $6,000. Intern proposals must demonstrate the connection to Cooperative Extension (county or campus office).
To apply for a 2011-2012 RREA grant, access your ANR Portal page at - Universal Review System - Open Systems – 2011-2012 RREA Project and Student Intern Grants.

Submit a completed proposal application by 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2011.

For more information, contact the ANR Program Support Unit at, Melanie Caruso at (530) 752-5336 or Sherry Cooper at (530) 752-1581.

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM
Tags: grants (18), rfp (12)

ANR insurance policy revised for travel

The 2006 version of ANR Administrative Handbook Section 210, Insurance has been revised and reissued. It is now available at

The revision to this section of the handbook is significant.

Existing policy has not been changed, but important additional information has been added. This revision will be of interest to most ANR employees, especially those who travel and/or who use their vehicle in the course of their ANR work.

Please contact ANR’s Office of Risk Services for additional guidance and support.

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Programmatic MOUs policy revised

The 2006 version of ANR Administrative Handbook Section 401, UCCE and County Memorandum of Understanding has been revised and reissued.  The Section title has been changed to Programmatic MOUs and is now available here.

The revision to this section of the Administrative Handbook is significant.

Information regarding MOUs for the establishment and continuation of UCCE in California counties has been removed for the time being, as ANR transitions to a focus on multi-county partnerships. However, a great deal of new information regarding programmatic MOUs (e.g., agreements to deliver programs and/or to provide support services) is now provided, including MOU templates for our 4-H and Master Gardener programs. 

The revised section should be helpful to those contemplating the issuance of an MOU. For additional guidance and support, please contact ANR’s Administrative Policies & Business Contracts.

If you would like to be informed directly of future changes to the ANR Administrative Handbook, simply register here.

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 1:02 PM
Tags: Administrative Handbook (4), MOUs (1), policy (69)

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