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The Leopold Center Grant Manual, revised in August 2011, contains useful information for organizations that are either interested in working with the Leopold Center as a partner in future projects, or currently are conducting research, education and demonstration projects through the Leopold Center's competitive grant program or research initiatives. The grant manual summarizes policies that may be of particular interest to organizations negotiating their participation in the Leopold Center grant program. The manual also outlines procedures necessary to apply for, conduct, change, continue and close out grants from the Leopold Center, and contains sample documents in the grant award process.
You can download the 48-page document as a PDF, or browse through the contents using the index below. Appropriate forms are included in the grant manual and available as single-page documents below. As of November 2014, we have a new grant award process so grantees will want to read the additional items below.
If you have difficulty downloading any of the forms, contact Leopold Center webmaster Laura Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (515) 294-5272.
If you have questions or clarifications about any of the forms or have budget questions, please contact administrative specialist Heather Scott, (515) 294-9388, email@example.com.
Proposed Budget for ISU Grants
Proposed Budget for Non-ISU Grants
Forms for Grantees
Evaluation is an essential part of any Leopold Center-funded project. Evaluation helps document the differences our work is making in sustainable agriculture. Please take a few moments to listen to this presentation about evaluation by Corry Bregendahl, assistant scientist and evaluator at the Leopold Center. The presentation is less than 10 minutes in length. (NOTE: The lower-right button will open video in full-screen mode.)
The Leopold Center relies on state appropriations and funds designated under the Iowa Groundwater Protection Act for its operation, and public awareness of work supported by the Center is very important to future success. Recipients of Leopold Center grant funds are expected to acknowledge the Center in advertising, news releases, printed programs, and other promotional and publicity materials. Verbal acknowledgement should be given at any event or at interviews with the news media.
Funds for this project have been provided by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
Funds for this project have been provided by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Established by the 1987 Iowa Groundwater Protection Act, the Leopold Center supports the development of profitable farming systems that conserve natural resources. More information about the Leopold Center is available on the web at: www.leopold.iastate.edu, or by calling the Center at (515) 294-3711.
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