Deadline Extended – USDA Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program

USDA’s National Institutes of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has extended the deadline for the Beginning Farmer Rancher Development grant until April 2nd.

USDA Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program Grant

Applications for USDA’s Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) are due on February 8th, 2018 for collaborative projects aimed at supporting beginning farmers and ranchers.  Awards range from $300,000-600,000 and a 25% match is required.

Community Food Project (CFP)

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.

Water for Agriculture Grant

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.