USDA’s National Institutes of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has extended the deadline for the Beginning Farmer Rancher Development grant until April 2nd.
USDA’s Northcentral Region SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research Education)’s Professional Development Program (PDP) grant is accepting applications until April 2nd for requests up to $90,000 for projects lasting up to 36 months.
VAPG provides up to $75,000 for planning grants to conduct feasibility studies, or up to $250,000 for working capital implementation projects. Applications are due March 5th, 2020, and a 1:1 match is required.
RBDG funds projects providing technical assistance to Rural Business through technical assistance, infrastructure development, and economic development including capitalization of revolving loan funds. Applications are due March 30, 2020.
USDA is currently accepting applications for its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to develop and offer education, training, outreach and mentoring programs to enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. A total of $14 million is available, and applications are due May 16, 2019.
USDA is currently accepting applications for the Acer Access and Development Program for efforts to promote the domestic United States maple syrup industry. The maximum award is $500,000 with $4 million in total funding. Application deadline is May 10, 2019.
USDA’s Rural Development is currently accepting applications for its Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) to assist with the development and expansion of small businesses in rural areas. Application deadline is March 29, 2019.