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Sustainable Community Innovation Grant (SCIG) Program

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Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Jun 2, 2017

Lionel J. (Bo) Beaulieu
Southern Rural Development Center


John Mayne, Assistant Director
Southern SARE Program


The Sustainable Community Innovation Grant (SCIG) program funds activities that will increase knowledge, build capacity and make connections between farms and rural communities to the benefit of people who live in those communities. This could include, but is not limited to, developing farmers markets, establishing nutrition classes about the benefits of local foods and facilitating local processing of pastured livestock.

Priority areas for this year's Sustainable Community Innovation Grants program include:

  • Strategic planning efforts
  • Initiatives that effectively link local agriculture/value-added activities with the economic development strategies and activities of the local community or county
  • Food assistance/security activities
  • Projects that link farmers and local/regional consumers
  • Projects that strengthen or create niche food and agriculture-related business
  • Programs that engage residents in civic dialogue or public deliberation about sustainable agriculture
  • Local leadership development efforts relating to sustainable agriculture

Any individuals, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, governmental organizations and/or educational organizations located in the southern region.

Geographic coverage
Available in 13 southern states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. See program guidance for details.
Amount of funding

Project maximums are $10,000 for up to two years of activities.

Application process

Proposals must be submitted through the SSARE online proposal submission website.

Print your proposal and signature page and have your proposal reviewed by your institution or organization and obtain the appropriate signatures on the signature page. Then mail or fax the signature page only to:

Southern SARE Program
Room 203, Stuckey Bldg.
1109 Experiment St.
Griffin, GA 30223-1797
FAX: 770.412.4790

Tagged as
Food security and nutrition · Alabama · Arkansas · Florida · Georgia · Kentucky · Louisiana · Mississippi · North Carolina · Oklahoma · Puerto Rico · South Carolina · Tennessee · Texas · U.S. Virgin Islands · Virginia

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