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2023 ERME Request for Applications is now OPEN

The Southern Risk Management Education Center, in conjunction with the Northeast, North Central, and Western regional ERME Centers, announces the availability of grant funds and requests the submission of applications.

SRMEC 2023 Request for Applications: Awards will fund 18-month projects conducted April 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024.

SRMEC 2023 RFA- Meat and Poultry Processing: Awards will fund 24-month projects conducted June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2025

How to Apply

  1. Download and read the SRMEC Meat and Poultry Processing RFA or the Southern Center's 2023 RFA.
  2. View the Application Resources developed to help applicants prepare a successful proposal with explanations 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 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 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 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. 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 for SRMEC 2023 RFA

  • Application deadline: November 17, 2022
  • Applicant notification: February 10, 2023
  • Project period for successful applicants begin: April 1, 2023

Key Dates for SRMEC 2023 RFA - Meat and Poultry Processing

  • Application deadline: January 26, 2023
  • Applicant notification: April 2023
  • Project period for successful applicants begin: June 1, 2023