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The Division of Agriculture is open and available by phone or internet contact. We are also available for necessary in-person meetings by appointment. If you need any kind of assistance, please call 907-745-7200 and our staff will be glad to help you.

GRANTS

Open Grants

Graduate Student Mini-Grants for Specialty Crop Projects - Applications are due by 5:00pm AKDT, May 10, 2021

Specialty Crop Block Grants - If you were contacted by the Division to continue to the next phase of this competitive grant, the full application will be due by 5:00pm AKDT, May 3, 2021

Graduate Student Mini-Grants for Specialty Crop Projects

Graduate students can apply for block grants of up to $10,000 to support Alaska grown specialty crops this year, under a federal program administered by the Alaska Division of Agriculture.

The mini-grants seek to encourage students to conduct research projects into issues related to specialty crops, such as pest identification and mitigation, regional food systems, crop efficiencies, variety trials, feasibility studies, or other topics.

Only graduate students in good standing and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university are eligible. Individual students may apply. Students must have a faculty advisor and should also have an industry professional sponsor or advisor. The projects and work must take place in Alaska.

Micro-Grants for Food Security

The Pre-Application Period has closed. Due to receiving an extremely high and unexpected number of applications (over 2,500), there will be a delay in processing. We are trying to see how we can benefit the most applications with the monies available from this grant.

If you submitted a Pre-Application for the Micro Grants for Food Security by February 15, 2021, you will be notified via email if your project was selected by the review committee. If your Pre-Application is selected, you will then have the opportunity to participate in the next phase of this competitive grant by submitting a Full Application. Please note the Pre-Applications are still being processed and NO selections have been made at this time. Due to the volume of Pre-Applications, the grant timeline is being adjusted to accommodate the ongoing review process. Once the selection process is complete, you will be notified in ample time to complete the Full Application. The awarding of this grant's funds is still to be determined. Reimbursements to those whose full applications are selected will ultimately begin in the fall of 2021.

Specialty Crop Block Grant

Is Specialty Crop Technical Assistance available for your community? These funds were made available through the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Looking for technical assistance in your community? Apply now for Community Specific Specialty Crop Technical Assistance click here