Beginning Farmer and Rancher (BFRDP) 2014 RFA Posted

The 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Request for Applications has been posted!!!

For 2014, $19.2 million is available for grants through the program.

Applications must submit proposals by June 12, 2014.

NIFA posted the RFA on their website which also has a wealth of  information about the program including notice of two upcoming webinars on the BFRDP

  • UPCOMING Webinar – General RFA introduction, April 30, 2-4pm (EST)

  • UPCOMING Webinar – For applicants with special audiences (includes veterans, socially disadvantaged, limited resource, and farm workers), May 6, 2-4pm (EST)

NIFA uses three grant types to offer awards: Standard Grants, Educational Enhancement Team , and  Curriculum and Training Clearinghouse.

Note: These grants are not for land, equipment, or other farm costs. 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.

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