The Association of Northeastern Extension Directors (NEED) has launched a new funding opportunity to assist interstate urban Extension collaborations.
Multistate Urban Extension Grants will be used to support, advance, and promote a variety of Extension initiatives that directly target or build capacity for programs that reach urban audiences. These programs can fall under any Extension program area or discipline including those that cross standard disciplinary boundaries.
The submission deadline for the first round of funding is December 1, 2021. Proposals must involve participation by Extension personnel from a minimum of two states in the Northeast Region.
Proposals can be written to support a range of activities including, but not limited to:
- Training and Demonstration – Sharing successful approaches or models that will allow states to adopt, modify or expand extension program for urban audiences.
- Professional Development – Enhancing the capacity of staff to deliver programs to urban audiences.
- Program Development – Creating/piloting new programs to reach urban audiences.
- Communication and Connection – Enhancing communication, technology or urban Extension networks.
Extension employees from at least two states in the Northeast region may apply with endorsement from their Extension directors or administrators. Proposals may request a maximum of $3,000 to be spent within one year of approval.
Proposals will be prioritized that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Clarity and quality of the proposed activities
- Commitment of additional funds or in-kind resources from Extension directors and/or administrators of participating states
- Team members have significant experience, expertise, or a record of achievement in the areas related to the proposed activities
- Inclusion of a plan that demonstrates, documents, or promotes the value of Extension programs delivered to urban audiences
Explore the Grants page of the NEED website for additional information and to download the complete request for proposals.
Questions may be directed to NEED Executive Director, Ali Mitchell Dunigan.
Phone: (401) 682-7297
Email: [email protected]
The Association of Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) is thrilled announce the winner and runners up of the 2021 Exceptional Local Program Awards —
University of New Hampshire — New Hampshire Vegetable & Fruit IPM Scouting Program
University of Delaware and University of Maryland College Park – Addressing Farmer Stress While Building Farm and Farm Family Resilience in Delaware, Maryland and Beyond
West Virginia State University – Healthy Grandfamilies Program
The Exceptional Local Program Awards were created to celebrate spectacular northeast Extension programs that are delivered at the community level, respond directly to local issues or needs, deliver clear local impact, and engage program planning and assessment throughout.
Competition for this inaugural year was fierce. We believe these winning programs exemplify the kind of locally focused, impact driven, and responsive work NEED seeks to celebrate.
In November, NEED will host a virtual award celebration featuring presentations from all three programs. NEED members, Extension directors and administrators from across the country, Extension professionals, and others will all be invited join in this celebration. We hope all who attend see this as an opportunity to learn both about and from these excellent programs.
Please direct any questions about this years Exceptional Local Program Awards or how too submit a 2022 nomination to NEED Executive Director, Ali Mitchell Dunigan, at [email protected].
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