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The Southern Risk Management Education Center, in conjunction with the other Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) regional centers, will fund 18-month education projects through a new RFA to serve producers underserved by Federal Crop Insurance. The 2020 ERME Underserved Producers RFA is set to be announced soon and is expected to run through March 26, 2020. Visit our website on February 3 for an announcement on the opening of the application period

On the other hand, the 2020 ERME Request for Applications is now closed. Those that submitted applications will be notified no later than mid-February, 2020. 

  1. Check back again on February 3, 2020 to download and read the Southern Center’s 2020 Underserved Producers Request for Applications. Note that the new RFA proposals will serve producers underserved by Federal Crop Insurance is a new funding opportunity. The 2020 Extension Risk Management Education (SRMEC) RFA is now closed. Those that submitted applications to that program will be notified no later than mid-February 2020Download and read the closed Southern Center’s 2020 Request for Applications.                                   

  2. View the Proposal Resources which have been developed to help applicants prepare a successful proposal, and which explain for every item requested in the application. 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 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 “Southern ERME” under “Active Funding Opportunities.”

  5. Select the appropriate grant category from the two 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. Whenever you wish to continue working on your application, return to the RVS and log in.  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

  • Applicants will be notified: February 14, 2020
  • Project Period for Successful Applicants Begins: April 1, 2020