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Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Indiana State Department of Agriculture

ISDA > Grants & Funding Opportunities Grants & Funding Opportunities

ISDA Grants

All applications for ISDA grants must be accompanied by a W-9 and Direct Deposit Authorization form:

Livestock Grants

Status: Closed

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture's livestock grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations to foster growth within the Hoosier livestock industry. Educational programs, livestock shows/exhibitions, conventions and similar events and projects are eligible to apply for livestock promotion funding. The market development grant provides funding for value-added feasibility studies, research projects, market development and other projects that encourage the development of business and industry related to livestock production, processing and distribution. Both the livestock promotion and market development grants will reimburse up to 50 percent of the amount spent to conduct or support the projects, programs and events outlined in each of the grants.

The grants are open to non-profit organizations, commissions and associations with 501(c) status involving the following livestock species: cattle, swine, sheep, equine, goats, poultry, camelids, ostriches, cervidae, bison, aquaculture and rabbits.

Click here to view the 2016 Livestock Grant Recipients

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is not currently accepting applications for the livestock promotion and market development grants. For the next grant cycle, please check back in the fall of 2016.

All materials below, including an itemized budget, must be submitted or the application will be incomplete:

Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Status: Open

Organic cost share programs reimburse individual organic operators up to 75 percent of their 2016 certification costs up to a maximum of $750 per category of certification. Operations must possess current USDA organic certification to be eligible to receive reimbursements. This means operations must either have successfully received their initial USDA organic certification from a USDA-accredited certifying agent, or must have incurred expenses related to the renewal of their USDA organic certification from a USDA-accredited certifying agent between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. Operations with suspended or revoked certifications are ineligible for reimbursement.

We will be accepting applications from May 23, 2016 to Dec. 1 2016, and please send all applications to Beth Dawson at bdawson@lg.in.gov

Program guidelines, required information and application

Specialty Crop Block Grant

Status: Closed

The  Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), requests applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) to award grants to eligible programs to carry out projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is not currently accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant.

For guidance on the grant program, please reference the following documents: 

Clean Water Indiana Grants

Status: Open

The Clean Water Indiana (CWI) Program was established to provide financial assistance to landowners and conservation groups. The financial assistance supports the implementation of conservation practices which will reduce nonpoint sources of water pollution through education, technical assistance, training, and cost sharing programs. The CWI fund is administered by the Division of Soil Conservation under the direction of the State Soil Conservation Board. Learn more

Federal Grants and Foundation Funding Conservation 

ADM Cares

No Submission Dates: 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

Miscellaneous

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 $125 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 dates: 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 agriculture-related focus. Learn more

Pioneer-Corporate Giving Grant Program

No submission dates: Learn more

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

Grant Information

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.

Helpful Websites For Grant Seekers

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. Grant seekers 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

Find community foundations in your area using an interactive map. Learn more

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

Grants.gov

Federal website that allows eligible grant seekers to find and apply for current competitive grant opportunities from ALL federal agencies. The website guides grant seekers 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

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