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.

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