WRAC’s planning process for new research & outreach projects covers an 18-month period, which includes:
- identification and prioritization of research areas
- solicitation and review of pre-proposals
- selection of proposals for development and implementation
Funding for approved projects begins September 1st (contingent upon timely receipt of funds from USDA) and continues for up to four years.
The application period for FY2017 projects has CLOSED and Project Leads individually notified regarding their preproposals.
For those invited to submit a Full Proposal, they are due by Monday, July 18, 2016. Review the document "Timeline 2016" for information regarding the timeline following submission. The process includes external review by peers from outside the Western Region to those within WRAC.
FY 2017 Regional Research & Outreach Projects RFP: