Sun Grant Program

US Dept of Agriculture

Deadline Passed 06/27/2019. Deadline Unknown for 2020. The purpose of the Sun Grant Program (SGP) is to enhance national energy security through the development, distribution, and implementation of biobased energy technologies; to promote diversification in, and the environmental sustainability of, agricultural production in the United States through biobased energy and product technologies; to promote economic diversification in rural areas of the United States through biobased energy and product technologies; and to enhance the efficiency of bioenergy and biomass research and development programs through improved coordination and collaboration among the Department of Agriculture; other appropriate Federal agencies (as determined by the Secretary); and Land Grant Institutions.

energy security, biobased energy, technologies, biomass
Funding Amount: 
2.7 million distributed between awardees
Matching Funds: 


1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions Eligible applicants must represent a consortium of 1862, 1890 and 1994 land-grant universities made up of one university from each of the sun grant regions and subregion. See Part III, A of the RFA.
Contact Information: 
William Goldner Position/Title:National Program Leader Office:Division of Bioenergy (link sends e-mail) Location:3182 Waterfront Centre Phone Number:(202) 401-1719 Mobile Phone Number:(202) 445-3470 Fax Number:(202) 401-1706