• Wednesday, January 06, 2021 6:26 PM | Anonymous member

    1. Webinar: "What is Good Data?" - Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Online Farmer Programs
    January 6 // 1:30pm
    CISA's Winter Workshops for Farmers begins with a basic financial management
    and analysis class that will set the stage for more in-depth program
    opportunities from January through March. In this workshop, we'll talk about "good data", all the things you need to take into consideration as you get ready to analyze your business and make decisions for growth. The webinar will cover:
    1) Different types of recordkeeping systems
    2) How to organize your financial transactions so you can get the information
    you need to make decisions
    3) A framework to think about numbers as you get ready to do seasonal
    planning.
    Register here.

    2. Webinar: Head Start: Providing Food and Nutrition Services During COVID-19
    January 13 // 1-2:30pm ET
    Food insecurity has worsened during the pandemic. The number of children in households struggling with food insecurity has more than tripled. As the pandemic continues, we encourage programs to take advantage of available flexibilities to ensure children’s nutritional needs are being met. Join the Office of Head Start for a webinar on best practices to combat food insecurity during COVID-19. It will feature experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety. Register here

    3. Save the Date: 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing
    January 19, 2021
    On Tues., Jan. 19, 2021, W.K. Kellogg Foundation invites you to join them for the 5th annual National Day of Racial Healing. The day will be centered around experiences rooted in truth-telling that lead to racial healing for a more just and equitable future. It’s a day for authentic dialogues, so people can start to see and hear each other. A day to share our stories, to recognize our shared humanity, so we can come together and transform the world around us. This year, Baratunde Thurston is the host, and you'll be joined by leading advocates, musicians, artists and others, who are taking action to help heal our communities. Learn more about WKKF’s YouTube premiere event for the National Day of Racial Healing and RSVP today.  

    4. USDA 2501 Stakeholder Feedback Session
    January 25 // 1pm ET
    USDA's Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) has announced the rescheduled stakeholder listening session on the 2501 program. This listening session was originally scheduled for this fall, but rescheduled for January 25th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm ET.  Section 2501 funding was established to assist producers of color, in response to legal decisions on USDA's history of discrimination. The listening session is a chance for producers who fall in this category, or those who serve them, to give feedback on how programs to serve "socially disadvantaged" farmers and ranchers are doing. The 2018 Farm Bill requires USDA to solicit input from stakeholders annually on the program, and given all of the frustration and disappointments with the administration of the program this year, it will be important for folks to attend and share their feedback directly to USDA - especially as a new Administration steps in and is deciding priorities for the coming year (and beyond). National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition published an analysis of this year's 2501 (& CCP) grants.

    5. Innovations in State Policy and Implications for Local and Regional Food Sectors
    January 25 // 1pm ET
    Join the Local Food System Response to COVID, a project of the USDA and University of Kentucky (and others,  on the 3rd Monday of each month for a facilitated cross-sectoral discussion on topics including customer retention and engagement, emergency food, cooperative business models, state policies and consumer behavior. Register and view past recordings. 

    6. 2021 Iowa State University Community Food Systems Annual Event (Virtual)
    February 12
    This year’s event will focus on Retail and Leadership Within Community Food Systems, lifting up best practices around the nation in all community food systems areas. Come learn, engage, and discuss ways to promote community engagement, collective action, and food systems projects. Register for the conference here. Cost is $20. Registration closes Feb. 5.

    7. Webinar Recording: From Erasure to Resilience: The Future of Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Indian Country
    For thousands of years before European contact, indigenous peoples enjoyed self-sufficiency and self-determination. After land seizures and forced relocations many Tribes lost the ability to sustain themselves. Colonialism, structural racism and failed US federal policies have led to Native Americans suffering some of the highest rates of poverty, food insecurity, and diet-related diseases. The ongoing Native-led efforts to achieve food security and food sovereignty across Indian Country are and have always been urgent in a post-colonial world – and recent events have thrown that need into stark relief and brought the priorities of Indian Country into the national conversation. Watch this panel discussion featuring advocates who defy the persistence of Native invisibility, harness the resilience of Tribal Nations today, and lift up the promise of Native food systems and agriculture. Watch here

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 6:24 PM | Anonymous member

    1. 2021 Farm to School Grant Request for Application
    Deadline: January 8
    The fiscal year (FY) 2021 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is now available! The solicitation officially opened October 16th, 2020, and will remain open until 11:59pm ET on January 8th, 2021. FNS seeks to award up to $10 million this fiscal year. New for FY 2021, institutions operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program at non-school based sites are included in the definition of eligible schools and may apply for funding. 

    2. Young Farmer Grant Program 2021 Applications
    Deadline: January 15
    In 2020 The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning farmers and ranchers start up and grow their businesses. Thanks to support from Chipotle Young Farmers is offering $5,000 grants to 50 young farmers and ranchers across the country. Young Farmer Grants can be used to support everyday needs from infrastructure projects, operating costs, and professional development, to off-farm expenses like childcare, housing, and student loan debt. The funds could also be used to get that extra boost to start up a new operation. Learn more and apply.

    3. 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant
    Deadline: February 5
    The 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States.  Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. The Gro More Good Grassroots Grant is open to all nonprofit and tax exempt organizations (including schools) in the United States and US Territories. This year, 175 grants worth a collective total of $100,000 will be awarded. 150 grant recipients will be awarded a check for $500 to support their initiatives, and 25 programs will receive a check for $1,000. Learn more here

    4. The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program
    Deadline: March 16, 2021
    USDA NIFA requests applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase through nutrition incentive grants; and to demonstrate and evaluate the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduced individual and household food insecurity, and reduced healthcare usage and associated costs through produce prescription grants. Applications are due March 16, 2021. Learn more here

    5. FY21/22 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) RFA
    Deadline: March 25, 2021 and March 24, 2022
    The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) provides funds to support education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers. Deadline is March 25, 2021 for FY21 projects and March 24, 2022 for FY22 projects. Max grants are $600,000 (3 years) for both standard and EET grants. USDA will hold a stakeholder webinar on January 27th at 1:00pm CT for applicants who have any questions about the RFA. Details on page 4 of the RFA. Learn more and apply.

    6. Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program
    Deadline: May 4, 2021
    USDA's NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants: (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. CFPs are designed to create community-based food projects with objectives, activities and outcomes that are in alignment with Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) primary goals. The purpose of a Planning Project (PP) is to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of the CFPCGP. Learn more here

  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:13 PM | Anonymous member


    1. Webinar: "What is Good Data?" - Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Online Farmer Programs
    January 6 // 1:30pm
    CISA's Winter Workshops for Farmers begins with a basic financial management
    and analysis class that will set the stage for more in-depth program
    opportunities from January through March. In this workshop, we'll talk about "good data", all the things you need to take into consideration as you get ready to analyze your business and make decisions for growth. The webinar will cover:
    1) Different types of recordkeeping systems
    2) How to organize your financial transactions so you can get the information
    you need to make decisions
    3) A framework to think about numbers as you get ready to do seasonal
    planning.
    Register here.

    2. Save the Date: 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing
    January 19, 2021
    On Tues., Jan. 19, 2021, W.K. Kellogg Foundation invites you to join them for the 5th annual National Day of Racial Healing. The day will be centered around experiences rooted in truth-telling that lead to racial healing for a more just and equitable future. It’s a day for authentic dialogues, so people can start to see and hear each other. A day to share our stories, to recognize our shared humanity, so we can come together and transform the world around us. This year, Baratunde Thurston is the host, and you'll be joined by leading advocates, musicians, artists and others, who are taking action to help heal our communities. Learn more about WKKF’s YouTube premiere event for the National Day of Racial Healing and RSVP today.  

     

    3. Webinar Recording: From Erasure to Resilience: The Future of Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Indian Country
    For thousands of years before European contact, indigenous peoples enjoyed self-sufficiency and self-determination. After land seizures and forced relocations many Tribes lost the ability to sustain themselves. Colonialism, structural racism and failed US federal policies have led to Native Americans suffering some of the highest rates of poverty, food insecurity, and diet-related diseases. The ongoing Native-led efforts to achieve food security and food sovereignty across Indian Country are and have always been urgent in a post-colonial world – and recent events have thrown that need into stark relief and brought the priorities of Indian Country into the national conversation. Watch this panel discussion featuring advocates who defy the persistence of Native invisibility, harness the resilience of Tribal Nations today, and lift up the promise of Native food systems and agriculture. Watch here


  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:11 PM | Anonymous member


    1. Center for Science in the Public Interest's State and Local Policy Campaign Grant Funding Opportunities 
    Deadline: Rolling basis until December 31
    CSPI is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for state and local advocates working to advance innovative policies to measurably improve the food environments in schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and federal, state, and local programs to support public health, especially for low-income families and communities of color. Learn more and apply. 

    2. 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant
    Grant application opens: January 2021
    The 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States.  Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. Winners will be selected based on their commitment to the maintenance and sustainability of their garden program including plans for growth and future fiscal stability. The Gro More Good Grassroots Grant is open to all nonprofit and tax exempt organizations (including schools) in the United States and US Territories. Sign up to be notified when the grant application opens.

    3. 2021 Farm to School Grant Request for Application
    Deadline: January 8
    The fiscal year (FY) 2021 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is now available! The solicitation officially opened October 16th, 2020, and will remain open until 11:59pm ET on January 8th, 2021. FNS seeks to award up to $10 million this fiscal year. New for FY 2021, institutions operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program at non-school based sites are included in the definition of eligible schools and may apply for funding. 

    4. Young Farmer Grant Program 2021 Applications
    Deadline: January 15
    In 2020 The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning farmers and ranchers start up and grow their businesses. Thanks to support from Chipotle Young Farmers is offering $5,000 grants to 50 young farmers and ranchers across the country. Young Farmer Grants can be used to support everyday needs from infrastructure projects, operating costs, and professional development, to off-farm expenses like childcare, housing, and student loan debt. The funds could also be used to get that extra boost to start up a new operation. Learn more and apply.

    5. The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program
    Deadline: March 16, 2021
    USDA NIFA requests applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase through nutrition incentive grants; and to demonstrate and evaluate the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduced individual and household food insecurity, and reduced healthcare usage and associated costs through produce prescription grants. Applications are due March 16, 2021. Learn more here

    6. Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program
    Deadline: May 4, 2021
    USDA's NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants: (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. CFPs are designed to create community-based food projects with objectives, activities and outcomes that are in alignment with Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) primary goals. The purpose of a Planning Project (PP) is to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of the CFPCGP. Learn more here

     

    7. 2020/2021 FAITC Teacher Grants - Due January 31, 2021

    Florida Agriculture in the Classroom will be offering Teacher Grants for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to COVID-19 FAITC has moved the application deadline from October to January 31, 2021. The grant is open to general education and agriscience teachers in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who want to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas.

     

    The deadline for applications will be January 31, but we will only be accepting the first 40 complete applications. Be sure to read the Application and Guidelines for helpful hints on completing the application correctly. The guidelines may have changed slightly, so make sure you read them carefully.

     

    For more information and application please visit https://faitc.org/teacher-grants/.

     

    8. 2020/2021 FAITC School Garden Grants - Go live January 4, 2021

    The School Garden Grants are meant to supplement FAITC’s Gardening for GradesGardening for Nutrition and STEMming Up Gardening, three books that include lessons to help teachers use the garden to teach health, science, language arts, math, technology, engineering and other subjects.

     

    The grant application will go live January 4th and will stay open until funds have been expended or February 28th. Grant funding will be awarded for up to $500 for these grants.

     

    For more information and application please visit https://faitc.org/school-garden-grants/.

    9. Florida Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award Application

    Due February 26, 2021

    Are you a Florida teacher who uses agriculture to teach your state standards? If so, you are eligible for Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award. Winners win a trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, in 2021 the conference will be in Des Moines, Iowa. This is your chance to brag about all the great things you are doing in your classroom!

     

    There are 4 categories: elementary school, middle school, high school and middle school agriscience. From there we will pick an overall winner. Applications are due by February 26, 2021.


    To learn more and apply visit https://faitc.org/awards/.


  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:07 PM | Anonymous member


    LEEF's annual fundraiser has 9 days left. We have currently raised $3,270 of our $7K goal. 

    Our first milestone is $4K. If we can reach $4K before the new year's ball drops, our board of directors have agreed to make a lip-sync music video! We will record separately and edit it together for debut at the spring conference. 

    After we reach this milestone, we will announce an even more exciting (and more embarrassing) event for reaching the total $7K goal. 

    https://www.mightycause.com/team/Leef2020  


  • Monday, December 21, 2020 3:24 PM | Anonymous member

    THIS WEEK'S OCEAN JOBS LIST


    For the complete list and full descriptions find the ocean jobs page at https://sevenseasmedia.org/We add 20 to 30 new opportunities per week with 40k views per month!


    We work hard to provide this jobs list and newsletter to you every week for free. If you find your next job from this list, or a new employee, please consider a tax-deductible donation as a thank you.


    1. Grant Writer – Consultancy Opportunity, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Inc., South Norwalk CT,

    2. Environmental Scientist, The California Ocean Protection Council (0PC), Sacramento, CA

    3. Illegal Fishing and Transparency Fellow, Oceana, Washington, DC

    4. Supervisory Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, ZP-0401-4 (Direct Hire), NOAA, Anchorage, AK

    5. Meteorologist, GS-1340-05/07/09 (DE/CR), NOAA, Anchorage, AK

    6. Aquaculture Environmental Consultant Project Manager, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, UK

    7. Geodesist, ZP-1372-3/4 (MAP), NOAA, Silver Spring, MD

    8. Geodesist, ZP-1372-3/4 (DE/CR), NOAA, Silver Spring, MD

    9. Biologist, ZP-0401-4 (MAP), NOAA, Honolulu, HI

    10. Financial and Administrative Programs Specialist, ZA-0501-2 (DE/CR), NOAA, Newport, OR

    11. Financial and Administrative Programs Specialist, ZA-0501-2 (MAP), NOAA, Newport, OR

    12. Protected Species Observer, A.I.S., Inc, Point Judith, RI

    13. Human Resources (HR) Assistant, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Sarasota, FL

    14. Programme Manager, Fauna and Flora International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    15. Educator, Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources, Dare County, NC

    16. Chief Executive Officer, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach, FL

    17. NRC Arctic Post-Doc Opportunity, The Recruitment Processes Program (RPP), Seattle, WA

    18. Race To Zero Youth Fellowship, Race To Zero, TBD

    19. USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program, USGS, Santa Cruz, CA

    20. Partnership and Project Manager Science and Regulatory, C4IR Ocean, Lysaker, Norway

    21. Deputy Director, Government Affairs and Organizational Program, Green 2.0, Washington, DC

    22. EPA Monitoring Ocean Dumping and Marine Debris Research, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), TBD

    23. Marine/Aquatic Field Scientist (20136), EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC, Hunt Valley, MD

    24. Fisheries Data Analyst, IBSS Corp for NOAA/NMFS, Woods Hole, MA

    25. Education Coordinator, The University of Texas, Port Aransas, TX

    26. California Conservation Equity Fellow, Creation Justice Ministries, Washington, DC

    27. Assistant Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, Williamsburg, VA

    28. International Communications Strategist, Greenpeace, TBD

    29. Assistant Dean, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy – University of Illinois Extension (139509), University of Illinois Extension, Urbana, IL

    30. National Policy Associate, Azul, Washington, DC



  • Monday, December 21, 2020 3:23 PM | Anonymous member

    THIS WEEK'S OCEAN JOBS LIST


    For the complete list and full descriptions find the ocean jobs page at https://sevenseasmedia.org/We add 20 to 30 new opportunities per week with 40k views per month!


    We work hard to provide this jobs list and newsletter to you every week for free. If you find your next job from this list, or a new employee, please consider a tax-deductible donation as a thank you.


    1. Restoration Ecologist, The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Mount Vernon, WA

    2. Manager, Marine and Coastal Science Programs, Parks Victoria, Melbourne CBD

    3. Marine Diving and Monitoring Officer, Parks Victoria, Morwell, Latrobe Valley

    4. Postdoctoral Investigator – two earth scientist positions, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

    5. Postdoctoral Positions: Marine Biology, University of Gothenburg & international, Sweden & international sites

    6. Senior Grants Manager, Coral Reef Alliance, Oakland, CA

    7. Sustainable Fisheries Program Manager, California Ocean Protection Council, Sacramento, CA

    8. Marine and Coastal Programme Co-ordinator (MCPC), SAERI, Stanley, Falkland Islands

    9. Marine Fisheries Division Director, Dept of Environmental Quality, Carteret County, NC

    10. Coastal Hazard Specialist, Lynker, Remote

    11. Communications Specialist, ECS, Silver Spring, MD

    12. Research Seawater Ops Lab Mgr, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, VIMS - Eastern Shore

    13. Finance Manager, Global Fishing Watch (GFW), East Coast / Central US

    14. Paid Internship: Marine Pathways Intern, The Ocean Foundation, Washington, DC

    15. Response Dispatcher, The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, CA

    16. Communications Assistant (Remote), The Marine Mammal Center, Remote

    17. Victorville Partner Biologist, Point Blue Conservation Science, Victorville CA

    18. Marine Mammal Aide, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

    19. Principal Associate, Conserving Marine Life in the U.S., The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

    20. Manager, Grants Administration, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC

    21. OPS- Fish & Wildlife Bio Sci II – 77905059, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Naples, FL

    22. Vice President of Conservation, Justice & Equity, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

    23. Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellow, American Rivers, Washington, D.C.

    24. Research Assistant, ClimateWorks Foundation, Remote, Based in CA

    25. Environmental Scientist, The California Ocean Protection Council (0PC), Sacramento, CA

    26. Data Analyst/Modeler, Integrated Statistics, Anchorage, AK

    27. Environmental Specialist, Integrated Statistics, Annapolis, MD

    28. Ecologist/Environmental Specialist, Integrated Statistics, Anchorage, AK (remote)

    29. Environmental Specialist – Protected Resources, Integrated Statistics, Gloucester, MA

    30. Lead Research Biologist, Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, Kingston, RI


  • Monday, December 21, 2020 3:21 PM | Anonymous member


  • Friday, December 18, 2020 7:26 PM | Anonymous member


    Join us as we continue the LEEF Speaker Series in 2021!

    When: February 4, 2021 at 7pm

    Where: Zoom

    What:

    "Go with the flow and learn more about the Everglades watershed! Join The Everglades Foundation’s Education Team as we present an overview of the Everglades and the ecological changes to the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades watershed and the associated environmental, economic, and health impacts. Learn how to introduce others to the importance and necessity of Everglades restoration through our education programming."

    How: Register Here


  • Friday, December 18, 2020 5:02 PM | Anonymous member


    Tina Cortez is one of the real-life superheroes who are stepping up to help in Broward, just when our community needs them the most.

    Community Foundation of Broward Hidden Heroes Award Winner Tina Cortez, of the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital.

    Tina’s heroic efforts have enabled the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital in Coral Springs to sustain and grow its animal treatment and release program during the pandemic.

    When coronavirus infection concerns forced the wildlife hospital to stop accepting volunteer help, Tina – the wildlife hospital director – found new and creative ways to keep their life-saving work going.

    She enlisted non-hospital staffers, and even a few family members, to help with caretaking duties such as food preparation and maintenance of animal habitats. She created a new contactless drop-off process to enable Broward residents to keep bringing injured and orphaned animals to the hospital for help. When Sawgrass re-opened to the public and resumed using volunteer help, Tina implemented new training and developed protocols for social distancing, masks and sanitation to keep everyone safe.

    And through it all, Tina even took racoons, possums, bats, squirrels and other animals home to provide 24/7 care.

    Thanks to Tina’s dedication and innovative approaches, the wildlife hospital is on track to serve more than 900 animals during this challenging year.

    Read the full story here.

    Watch video here.

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