The Request for Application for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) is now available for public viewing and download.
Please note that all applications must be submitted electronically. You will need to be registered ahead of time with grants.gov to submit an application and the registration process can take a few weeks. More information about submitting applications to CSREES is available at: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/application_info.html
Please find attached links to the Funding Opportunity Announcement, and Grants.Gov Download pages:
(i) CSREES Funding Opportunity: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/beginningfarmerandrancher.cfm
(ii) Grants.Gov Application Package: http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/GetGrantFromFedgrants;jsessionid=T6FLJ6vKgQVTJ8yRzVpxRT18SN1MLys7PpQMZSz4sLrLZD5vtvQV!1057178580?opportunity=USDA-CSREES-BFR-002115&agencycode=USDA-CSREE
More information about the BFRDP program and resources for writing grant applications will continue to be developed and made available at: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/familysmallfarms.cfm