2022 ERME Request for Applications – Now Open

Application Deadline are due by November 18, 2021

The Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center, in conjunction with the North Central, Southern and Western regional ERME Centers, announces the availability of grant funds and requests the submission of applications. Awards will fund 18-month projects conducted April 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023

The Northeast Center will conduct an Applicant Webinar covering the funding opportunities on October 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST. Please join us to learn more about the RFAs and application process. There is no fee to participate, however please register by sending an email to mmccull@udel.edu. Information regarding how to join the webinar will  be emailed to registered participants.

How to Apply

1. Download and read the Northeast Center’s 2022 Request for Applications.

2. View the Application Resources that have been developed to help applicants prepare a successful proposal, and which provide an explanation for every item requested in the application. (If necessary, scroll down to “Results Verification System Resources”). Applicants are especially encouraged to utilize the Tutorial.

3. Registration Information: If you are a first-time applicant, use this link to access the Extension Risk Management Education Results Verification System (RVS). Select “Register” and complete the form in order to create a new account. A registration confirmation containing a link back into the system will be sent via email. (If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder.) To complete your registration, you must return to the RVS utilizing the link enclosed in the email. Then, please follow steps 4-6 below to begin a new application.

4. If you have accessed the ERME Results Verification System during the past year, you should already be registered. Login to the Extension Risk Management Education Results Verification System (RVS) using your email address and password, which will take you to the “My Projects” page. To begin, select “Start New Application” (green button) and then “Northeast ERME” under “Active Funding Opportunities”.

5. Select the appropriate grant category from the 3 options available, and again click the green “Start New Application” button. Then follow the “Instructions” accessible on each page of the application via the orange button.

6. If you are applying in the Exploratory Projects category, please click here for detailed information.

7. Whenever you wish to continue working on your application, return to the RVS and login. Your active projects will be listed on the “My Projects” page. You may edit your application by clicking on the title or the pencil icon.

Key Dates

· Application deadline: November 18, 2021

· Applicant notification: February 11, 2022

· Project period for successful applicants begins: April 1, 2022

Questions or comments regarding the RFA may be directed to Laurie Wolinski (lgw@udel.edu) or Michelle McCullough (mmccull@udel.edu).