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.
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.
USDA is now accepting application for its Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP). FMPP range between $50,000 and $500,000, and LFPP grants range between $25,000 and $500,000. LFPP projects do require 25% matching funds contribution. Both applications are due May 7, 2018.