USDA is accepting applications for its Community Food Project (CFP) grant for projects assisting low income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems. $9 million in total funding is available for projects ranging from $10,000 to $300,000 and lasting up to 36 months. A 1:1 match is required. Application deadline is March 17, 2015.
USDA’s NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) is accepting letters of intent for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) until April 2, 2015. Full proposals are due June 4, 2015.
USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) is accepting requesting grant applications until June 12th, 2014. Approximately $19 million in funding is available for efforts aimed at education, training, outreach, and mentoring of new and beginning farmers.
NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) has $6 million of funding available for efforts addressing critical agricultural water issues like drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others. Tribal governments, non-profits, educational institutions, and individuals are among the eligible entities. Application deadline for the letter of intent is April 17, 2014 and the final proposal is due August 13, 2014.
USDA’s NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) is accepting applications for 1) Community Food Projects and 2) Planning Projects to assess food security needs and correlating long-term solutions. Technical Assistance support grants may also be awarded. The maximum awards are $300,000 for CFP and $25,000 for Planning Projects. Applications are due March 31, 2014.