News from the National Good Food Network NGFN
Federal Funding Opportunities
- USDA Rural Development – 8 states awarded $1.4 in grants to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas. States are Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington. [source]
- Federal funds in the amount of $1.5 million are available through the USDA AMA Program for organic certification cost assistance to eligible organic producers in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. [source ] FAQ available here.
- USDA Rural Development announced the availability of approximately $18 million in competitive grants for fiscal year (FY) 2009 to help independent agricultural producers enter into or expand value-added activities. [source] More on the Value Added Producer Grant.