BFRDP Grant Application Assistance Available

BFRDP Grant Application Assistance

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program – BFRDP grant application assistance is now available through the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project.

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded New Entry Sustainable Farming Project an Education Enhancement Team grant through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) to develop resources and tools to support inexperienced applicants with the application process. BFRDP just released their FY2017 Request for Applications (RFA) and applications are due December 8 at 5 pm EST.

Upcoming Webinars

  • USDA NIFA’s webinar for potential applicants –  October 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm ESTJoin here.
  • New Entry’s webinar reviewing and the application process – November 16, 2016 at 1 pm EST. Register here

Tools and Resources
New Entry and our project partners are developing tools and resources available to the public to help organizations through the application process.

Available now

  • FAQ Portal of common application questions answered by USDA staff – View the questions or submit your own in this dynamic online system
  • Online Self Assessment Tool – This pilot phase tool will help to gauge an organization’s eligibility and readiness to apply
  • Join our e-list as one way to stay informed about new tools and resources we create

Coming Soon

  • Resources geared towards inexperienced applicants
  • Opportunity to provide feedback
    • On RFA process
    • To guide resource development
New Entry’s BFRDP Assistance Page
Please reach out to Kristen ( with any questions about the support to be provided by New Entry and our partners.

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