MINNEAPOLS, MINNESOTA, US —The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) Foundation, is now accepting applications for its 2021 grant program. The total available funding for the 2021 awards is $182,000.
The grants are intended to develop training programs for the next generation of grain and oilseeds operations professionals.
The GEAPS Foundation was established to support development of new and innovative resources for training grain and oilseed supply-chain industry professionals that are complementary to the continuing education programs of GEAPS.
Grant funding is available to any organization, institution or individual who can demonstrate competence and capacity for developing and delivery of eligible projects responsive to the foundation’s purpose.
To be eligible for funding, projects must be complementary to GEAPS’ professional development program with respect to the following core competencies:
- Agribusiness environment and management practice
- Facilities maintenance and design
- Facility operations management
- Grain handling equipment management
- Grain quality management
- Handling systems and operations technology management
- Human resources management
- Process flow operations
- Property and casualty risk management
- Applying for a grant through the GEAPS
The GEAPS Foundation is a two-step process, with the stage one application and proposal pre-qualification due June 15. Awards will be announced in October. Full details on the grant process, as well as grant applications, are available on the GEAPS Foundation website.
The GEAPS Foundation was established 2012 as a charitable organization to support development of new and innovative resources for training grain and oilseed supply-chain industry professionals that are complementary to the continuing education programs of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society. While affiliated with GEAPS, the GEAPS Foundation is separately and independently governed and operated.