Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program

The Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center in conjunction with the North Central, Southern, and Western ERME Centers announces a competitive funding opportunity for educational projects designed to help agricultural producers improve their economic viability through targeted risk management strategies. The Northeast Center expects to fund 18-month Education Projects (awards of up to $50,000) to be conducted between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. The Center also expects to award up to 5 Exploratory Projects (maximum amount $3,500) to support planning, development, and piloting efforts leading to a future ERME Education Project.

All applications are due by 5 pm EST, Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Eligibility: This announcement seeks applications from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions including land grant colleges and universities, Cooperative Extension, other colleges and universities, and other public and private entities with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver results/impact-based risk management education projects for agricultural producers and their families. The Northeast Center serves the region which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Application Process: To view the complete Request for Applications, please visit the Northeast ERME Center’s website under “Funding” > “Apply for Funding” (http://www.nerme.org/funding/apply-for-funding/).

An applicant webinar will be conducted on Wednesday, October 2, at 1:00 pm EDT. Please join us to learn more about the RFA and for tips on writing successful applications. There is no fee to participate, however please register by sending an email to mmccull@udel.edu. Information about how to join the webinar will be posted on the Northeast ERME Center’s website, and will also be emailed to registered participants.

Questions or comments regarding this RFA may be directed to Laurie Wolinski (lgw@udel.edu, 302-831-2538) or Susan Olson (sbolson@udel.edu, 302-831-6540).