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Specialty Crop Block Grant
The Specialty Crop Block Grant is for Hoosiers involved in specialty crops. This is part of $55 million in federal money being spread out nationwide for specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). Grants can be used for solely enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crops through the following issues affecting the specialty crop industry: increasing child and adult nutrition knowledge and consumption of specialty crops; improving efficiency and reducing costs of distribution systems; assisting all entities in the specialty crop distribution chain in developing “Good Agricultural Practices:, “Good Handling Practices”, “Good Manufacturing Practices”, investing in specialty crop research, including organic research to focus on conservation and environmental outcomes; enhancing food safety; developing new and improved seed varieties and specialty crops; pest and disease control; and sustainability. Also, Market promotion; domestic or international promotion of qualified Indiana food and agricultural products, or distribution to mitigate trade barriers that prevent or slow entry of qualified Indiana food and agricultural products into foreign markets.
The application period has ended for the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grants. Visit www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp to read the 2013 project summaries and view a list of awards by location.
The FFY 2014 application period is expected to begin May 2014.
2014 Livestock Promotion Grant
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture's (ISDA) vision is to make Indiana a world leader in innovation and commercialization of food, fuel and fiber production. ISDA works to promote and nurture the economic development of the agricultural sector, especially the livestock industry. The livestock industry is vital to the agricultural economy of Indiana, as it generates $2.86 billion in cash receipts for 2010. With livestock accounting for nearly 30% of farm cash receipts for all farm income. The livestock sector is the largest consumer for Indiana's corn and soybean products. The Indiana Legislation has recognized this economic importance of livestock to Indiana and has delegated the duty of promoting livestock to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. According to Indiana Code, the ISDA shall aid, encourage, foster, and promote the development and improvement of the livestock industry throughout Indiana. Therefore, ISDA is looking for project proposals that will promote the livestock industry in Indiana through shows, sales, exhibitions, conventions, or similar events or projects. Applications are due by February 14, 2014.
2014 Livestock Market Development Grant
ISDA is looking for project proposals for value added feasibility studies, research projects, market development, or other projects that encourage the development of business and industry related to livestock production, processing and distribution. The grant will reimburse up to 50 % of activities and projects that the development of business and industry related to the livestock production, processing and distribution. This would include feasibility studies, research projects, market development or other projects related to the livestock industry in Indiana. Applications are due by February 14, 2014.
2014 Youth Livestock Grant
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is providing grants to Indiana 4-H and FFA members through Indiana’s not-for-profit organizations, commissions or associations for the purchase of breeding stock and development of breeding enhancement programs. The breeding stock can be used to start a livestock enterprise or add animals to an existing operation. Resources to develop a breeding program or improve the quality of an existing breeding program are also eligible for the 4-H/FFA youth livestock grant. Applications are due by February 14, 2014.
No Submission Date
The Archer Daniels Midland-ADM Cares program supports safe, responsible, and environmentally sound agricultural practices in critical growing regions in North America, South America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. The program provides grant support in the following focus areas: health and safety programs for farm workers and children who live on farms, responsible use of agricultural chemicals, sustainable farming practices, and rehabilitation and preservation of environmentally sensitive lands. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Learn more
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc.
No Submission Dates:
Average grant award is around $5,000 and funds can be used for computer and office technology of all kinds, specialized software to drive GIS mapping, GPS ground-truthing equipment, water-quality testing equipment, work tools and equipment including vehicles and boats, and educational materials. Learn more
Surdna Foundation Grants
No Submission Dates
Grants for non-profit organizations for environmental projects. Learn more
Captain Planet Foundation
Due: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 annually
Funds can be used by non-profit organizations to promote understanding of environmental issues by focusing on hands-on involvement. Involvement of children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school) is required. Learn more
Pet Care Trust: Pets in the Classroom Grants Program
The goal of the Pets in the Classroom Grants Program, an initiative of the Pet Care Trust, is to establish healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet care in grammar and middle school classrooms across the country. These grants are intended to provide a means of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets. K-6 teachers in public and private schools can apply for grants or coupons in the amounts of $50, $100, or $150 for the purchase of new pets and pet environments, as well as food and supplies for existing classroom pets. Requests may be submitted at any time. Visit the Pets in the Classroom website to review the funding guidelines and submit an online application. Learn More
CHS Foundation-Mini grants for College Ag. Clubs
No Submission deadline
Grants of up to $1,000 to innovative leadership and professional development programs with an agriculture focus. Examples include leadership training opportunities, mentorship programs, professional development experiences, and student fundraising efforts. The applicant must be a campus-sanctioned club/organization and have an ag related focus. Learn more
Pioneer-Corporate Giving Grant Program
No Submission deadline
Pioneer Community Investment Grant
Non-profit based organizations are eligible to apply for projects that focus on Agriculture, Farm Safety and Science Education. Applications are accepted on an on going basis. Learn More
Any organization that wishes to apply for a federal grant must have certain information ready for the registration process. You first need to check with your Grant Administrator or Chief Financial Officer since your organization may already have a DUNS Number and be registered with CCR. The Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number is a unique identifier for your organization required by the federal government to track how federal grant money is distributed. DUNS Numbers are issued by Dun & Bradstreet. If your organization does not already have a DUNS Number you can apply for one free of charge. Learn more
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the federal government. Any organization seeking federal grants on Grants.gov is required to register. Learn more
To ensure the electronic submission of your grant applications is secure, you will need to complete an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) profile and create a username and password. To complete an AOR profile and create a username and password click here.
Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance
The Catalog (CFDA), issued annually and updated continuously on the Web, describes some 1600 federal grants and non financial assistance programs. Grantseekers can identify programs that might support their projects and can learn the program's objectives, requirements, application procedures and contacts. Learn more
Community Foundations in the State of Indiana
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy(Department of Energy)
Grants are EERE's primary funding vehicle for businesses, industries, universities and others. Most EERE grants are awarded on merit on a competitive basis. Learn more
Federal website that allows eligible grant seekers to find and apply for current competitive grant opportunities from ALL federal agencies. The website guides grantseekers in obtaining a DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number and registering at Grants.gov to apply and to track applications. Learn more
The Foundation Center
Gateway to information about private funding sources, the grant seeking process, guidelines on writing a grant proposal, addresses of state libraries with grants reference collections, and links to other useful Internet websites. The Center maintains a comprehensive database on foundations; produces print and electronic directories and guides; conducts research and publishes studies in the field; and offers a variety of training and educational seminars. Learn more