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Proposals sought for extension risk-management education competitive grants

Funding for projects that help farm and ranch families succeed through targeted risk-management strategies is available through the Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center). The maximum amount of requested funding shall not exceed $50,000 for education projects and $2,000 for exploratory projects.

To apply, go to the Western Center website and select “Competitive Grants Program.” The grants application process is fully explained in the Western Center's 2017 Request for Applications. All applications must be submitted online through the Results Verification System. 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.

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, Oct. 6, at 10 AM PDT. No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate. Simply join the Adobe Connect Pro meeting room at 10 minutes prior to the webinar start time. You will be presented with a login screen that has the option to “Enter as Guest." Enter your full name, then click EnterRoom” to join the conference. You will be able to hear the audio directly from your computer's speakers.

Proposals are due by 5 PM, PST, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

Questions or comments regarding the RFA may be directed to Jo Ann Warner, (509) 477-2168, or Shannon Neibergs, (509) 335-6360,

For more funding opportunities, subscribe to the ANR Contracts & Grants Updates blog // and check their funding opportunities calendar.

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:58 AM

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