All funding requests from colleges and universities will be accepted and evaluated as part of an annual, competitive grant process that will be available from April 1 to May 31 each year. The funding priorities for 2022 are ag mechanics/engineering and food science/safety.
- Priority given to existing University Partners.
- Applicants can submit one grant application for each priority area; however, no more than one project per applicant will be funded in any year.
- Applicants are not eligible for funding in consecutive years; rather, each applicant may only receive funding every other year at most. For example, if an applicant was awarded funding for a university project in 2021, they are not eligible to receive funding again until 2023.
- Indirect/overhead costs will be considered up to a maximum of 10% of overall program budget