Does LOR have a preference for the type of activities?
Yes. Our preference is for in-person and on-farm events, but we welcome your ideas about ways to share and promote innovative water solutions in agriculture. If you’d like to share learnings about one of the 61 Field Work innovations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
What do I need to have ready for the application?
The application is easy to complete and should not require a significant time commitment. You will be asked to provide the following:
- Your contact information, and information about your organization including its address, EIN, and mission statement
- A name for your project, along with a brief description of the project activities and timeline
- The names of the farmer(s)/rancher(s) who will be highlighted in the project and an overview of the target audience
- A description of how your project will be evaluated
- A budget with items listed in the following categories: Professional Services, Event Supplies and Rentals, Marketing and Awareness Needs, Equipment, and Travel.
Can I review my application with LOR staff?
Yes. We will be hosting information sessions Sept. 25 and 26, where we will answer any questions. Please sign up for a 30-minute session.
Are there any budget restrictions?
Yes. The full budget request to LOR must not exceed $5,000 and may not be used for general operating costs or salaries of exempt staff.
Do I have to report on the success of the project?
Yes. For events, whether in-person or not, we will ask you to complete a brief learning report within two weeks of your grant term end date. For projects with a digital storytelling focus, we will ask for audience engagement data within two months of launching the project.
What happens if I’m unable to complete my project (because of weather or some other unforeseen circumstance)?
In the event that your project will not be completed, the grant funds must be returned to the LOR Foundation.