Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Others

funding opportunities for farmers
The latest news from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition includes a list of funding opportunities for farmers and others, as well as specific information about Organic Research Funding and the upcoming deadline for Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) applications
RFA Roundup: Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Others in the New Year
The New Year may have just started, but there are already many federal funding opportunities available for eligible farmers, ranchers, non-profits, and universities. Several of these opportunities opened last year and have rapidly approaching deadlines. We hope that this list will be a useful reference for family farmers and eligible entities looking to advance sustainable agriculture. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants are available for a variety of projects and purposes, including: beginning and socially disadvantaged farmer engagement; risk management; renewable energy implementation; and farm to school projects…
$17.6 million Available for Organic Research Funding
After much anticipation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released its Request for Applications (RFA) for the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) last week. OREI grants provide crucial support to the organic industry by funding research, education, and extension projects to improve and advance organic agriculture…
Deadline Approaching for Value-Added Producer Grant Applications!
Administered by USDA Rural Development, the VAPG program provides competitive grants to producers for working capital, feasibility studies, business plans, and for marketing efforts to establish viable value-added businesses. Up to $75,000 is available for planning grants and up to $250,000 is available for implementation grants. The deadline to submit paper applications is January 31, 2018, while the deadline to submit electronic applications is January 24, 2018


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