Network Funding Information

This fall, the North Central Region Water Network and the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development  (NCRCRD) are partnering to address the challenges for agriculture and communities posed by devastating recurring floods. We are currently accepting applications through our Supplemental Request for Applications for multi-state projects that result in a collaborative whitepaper or report that:

  • Documents current extension responses to long-term flood planning and preparedness across the North Central Region,
  • Assesses long-term flood planning and preparedness needs for agriculture and communities that extension is best suited to address,
  • Documents gaps in extension programs and the research foundations of extension programs, related to long-term flood planning and preparedness.
  • In collaboration with Network leadership, NCRCRD leadership, Extension Program Leaders for Agriculture, and Extension Program Leaders for Community Development develops recommendations for strengthening extension support for long-term flood planning and preparedness and reducing flood vulnerability in the North Central Region.

Download the full Supplemental Request for Applications

Applications were due no later than December 6, 2019, 5pm CT. For information on past network funded initiatives visit our network initiatives page.

Lead applicants must have an Extension appointment/assignment at a land-grant institution in the North Central Region. Eligible lead institutions include: University of Illinois, Purdue University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, North Dakota State University, The Ohio State University, South Dakota State University, and University of Wisconsin.  Lead applicants may enlist co-applicants and partners from other institutions and organizations. We strongly encourage engagement of 1890 and 1994 land-grant institutions, as well as federally designated Hispanic Serving Institutions in the North Central Region.

Previous Request for Applications

Download 2019 RFA

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Download 2015 RFA 

Download 2014 RFA