Beginning Farmer and Rancher Grant Application Deadline - May 16, 2019
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program provides grants to organizations for education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers or ranchers. Ensuring there will be a “new generation” of beginning farmers and ranchers — regardless of age or production choice — is especially important to the continuation of agricultural production in the United States.
Eligibility: Applications may only be submitted by a collaborative state, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of qualified public and/or private entities. These collaborations may include the following entities: State Cooperative Extension Services; Federal, State, municipal or tribal agencies: community based organizations (CBOS); non-governmental organizations (NGOS); junior and four-year colleges and universities or foundations maintained by a college or university; and private for-profit organizations.
Match: There is a 25% match under this program.
This match can be waived with adequate justification for applicants serving underserved areas or populations.
FY-2019-FY2020 RFA solicitations
Here is a link to the BFRDP Funding Opportunity Webpage
Here is a link to the BFRDP Webpage
The application for 2019 is open now and will close on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
The application deadline for 2020 is February 13, 2020.