U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program
The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP) provides funds to eligible entities to develop strategies that incorporate agriculture and food systems to improve the livelihoods and economic self-sufficiency of refugee families, with particular emphasis on newly arrived refugees. These strategies should result in sustainable and/or supplemental income, improved access to healthy foods and better nutrition, and enhanced integration into communities by refugee families.
Projects under RAPP must have an understanding of the needs of the population to be served, the needs and opportunities of a community or area, and available partnerships and resources, and must demonstrate a practical approach to achieving objectives, plans to evaluate qualitative and quantitative outcomes, and an organizational capability and a budget consistent with the overall approach and anticipated results. To this end, RAPP program requirements are to provide: 1) access to land; 2) farming production; 3) training and technical assistance; and 4) coordination with the refugee resettlement community.
Amount: Approximately $1,500,000 is available to make up to 15 awards ranging from $50,000-$100,000 for a 36-month project period.
Eligibility: Public or private non-profit agencies.
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