More Schollys!

Apparently it’s scholarship season around here, because these things keep on rolling in. Next up, it’s OCIA Research & Education Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship given to a graduate student at any post-secondary institution studying organic and sustainable ag. You guys don’t need a preamble, you want the details, so here they are. You can find […]

EQIP Application Deadlines Fast Approaching

This is a quick reminder that the deadline for the EQIP Organic Initiative, a program under the umbrella of the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the USDA, is coming up very quick. November 16, to be exact, as Illinois has one of the earliest deadlines in the country. EQIP, which stands for the Environmental […]

New Biotic Research Grants Up for Grabs

Prairie Biotic Research Inc., a volunteer nonprofit based out of Wisconsin, is offering at least 100 grants, up to $1,000 each, to those seeking to do research in natural history and experimental sciences in prairie and savanna habitats. Any U.S. citizen with a social security card may apply for the grant, and special consideration will […]

It’s Grant Tuesday!

The North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program announced this week that it’s accepting applications for its ‘Farmer Rancher Grant’ program. The grant will be awarded to farmers and ranchers in the ‘North Central’ region (which includes Illinois, along with the rest of the Midwest) who submit an inventive proposal on solving […]

It’s Research Grant Thursday! Pt. 2: Conference Sponsorships

In addition to Research Fellowships, the CRP/OECD are also offering Conference Sponsorships for 2013. The topics and locations are the same as as for the Research Fellowships, but this grant is for putting on a conference to “inform policy makers,  industry and academia of current and future research, scientific developments and opportunities”. If you wish […]

It’s Research Grant Thursday! Pt. 1: Research Fellowships

Exciting news out of OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) this week as the application process for its 2013 Research Fellowships are now open. Under the banner of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP) the OECD is looking for applications from research scientists “working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries…who would like to conduct research projects […]

Professional Development Program Grant Applications Now Open!!

The Professional Development Program is a “train the trainer” program, providing funding to agricultural professionals to train Cooperative Extension agents, USDA field personnel, and other ag professionals and educators in areas of sustainable agriculture production practices. Training activities may include seminars, workshops, farm tours, on-farm demonstrations, or the marketing and distributing of training materials. Activities […]


2012 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Central Illinois office of Faith in Place is pleased to announce a competitive grants program to support community gardens in Central Illinois. These small grants are intended to help new community gardens get established in the counties of Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Coles, Edgar, Piatt, Moultrie, Macon, DeWitt and Sangamon. Grants […]

GRANT SIREN: USDA Rural Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements

The USDA grant is geared towards Agriculture producers as well as the small farmer/business owner that has 50 % or more of their gross income from agriculture operations. Specifically, the award is geared towards renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades. See below: Grant $iren Below you will find information regarding an exceptional grant funding opportunity that Resource […]

FACT’s Healthy & Humane Farm Funds – Call for Applications!

FACT’s Healthy & Humane Farm Funds Project will provide small grants to qualifying humane farmers who need assistance in improving the welfare of their farm animals. Grants will be awarded for projects that (1) help farms transition to pasture-based systems, (2) improve the marketing of their humane products, or (3) more generally enrich the conditions […]