SARE Funding

SARE Funding

Funding Summary by Region

30 Years of SARE, 1988-2018

This is a summary of SARE funding by region and grant type. It includes total grant awards for recent years as well as total funding since 1988. State-level funding summaries are also available. Search the database of project reports to learn more about individual awards.

Grant Proposals and Awards, 2016-2017

Grant Type Preproposals Received1 Full Proposals Invited Full Proposals Received Proposals Funded Funding Total
North Central SARE
Research and Education 321 60 55 24 $4.4 million
Professional Development N/A N/A 47 13 $949,122
Farmer/Rancher N/A N/A 210 84 $874,463
On-Farm/Partnership N/A N/A 67 24 $641,555
Graduate Student N/A N/A 100 35 $410,287
Northeast SARE
Research and Education 146 63 44 15 $2.4 million
Professional Development 29 20 14 7 $635,224
Farmer/Rancher N/A N/A 93 49 $615,705
On-Farm/Partnership N/A N/A 96 57 $802,628
Graduate Student N/A N/A 114 50 $728,049
Southern SARE
Research and Education 122 48 42 17 $3.9 million
Professional Development 31 20 19 13 $998,353
Farmer/Rancher N/A N/A 76 18 $167,890
On-Farm/Partnership N/A N/A 74 19 $267,189
Graduate Student N/A N/A 99 23 $325,609
Western SARE
Research and Education 186 42 36 12 $3.3 million
Professional Development N/A N/A 48 18 $1.1 million
Farmer/Rancher N/A N/A 79 20 $452,017
On-Farm/Partnership N/A N/A 62 18 $704,277
Graduate Student N/A N/A 112 16 $391,901
1 The use of a preproposal process varies by region. It serves to screen project ideas for the larger and more complex grant programs, to reduce applicants’ proposal preparation burden and the proposal review burden for SARE’s volunteer reviewers.

Total Grant Awards, 1988-20171

Grant Type Funding Total Number of Awards
North Central SARE
Research and Education $42.6 million 470
Professional Development $10.5 million 187
Farmer/Rancher $8.3 million 1,073
On-Farm/Partnership $1.1 million 37
Graduate Student $2.5 million 248
Youth2 $235,336 179
Regional Total $65.1 million 2,194
Northeast SARE
Research and Education $42.2 million 392
Professional Development $11.3 million 144
Farmer/Rancher $5 million 780
On-Farm/Partnership $3.7 million 305
Graduate Student $2.3 million 160
Community Innovation $1.4 million 108
Regional Total $65.8 million 1,889
Southern SARE
Research and Education $43.6 million 311
Professional Development $9.6 million 133
Farmer/Rancher $2.5 million 292
On-Farm/Partnership $1.5 million 110
Graduate Student $1.8 million 174
Community Innovation $1.1 million 93
Regional Total $60.2 million 1,113
Western SARE
Research and Education $39.1 million 332
Professional Development $11.4 million 191
Farmer/Rancher $5.3 million 530
On-Farm/Partnership $2.8 million 64
Graduate Student $1.6 million 79
Regional Total $60.2 million 1,196

1 These totals do not include additional direct funding given each year to Cooperative Extension in each state to support state-level programming on sustainable agriculture.

2 A combination of separate Youth and Youth Educator grant programs.