The USDA has just released the FY 2017 RFA for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grants. Folks have until December 8th to submit their applications through Grants.gov.
Maximum grant amounts are as follows:
- Large Standard :$200k per year for 3 years ($600k total)
- Small Standard: $100k per year for 3 years ($300k total)
- EET: $200k per year for 3 years ($600k total)
The RFA and funding announcement is available at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289254. Additional resources and FAQs can be found on NIFA's website, as well as in NSAC's Grassroots Guide.
RFA for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program ELIGIBILITY DETAILS
Who Is Eligible to Apply:1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility:The recipient must be a collaborative, State, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of public or private entities, which may include: state cooperative extension service; community-based and nongovernmental organization; college or university (including institutions awarding associate degrees); or any other appropriate partner. Others may be eligible to apply. Please refer to Part III of the current BFRDP Request for Applications for complete eligibility requirements.
Posted Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Closing Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on the RFA for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Grants
For More Information Contact: Jill Auburn
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-BFR-006065
CFDA number: 10.311
Abstracts of Funded Projects: Read the Abstract(link is external)
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: FY16 BFRDP RFA (458.42 KB)
Estimated Total Program Funding: $17,700,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: At least equal to 25 percent (25%) of the federal funds awarded.