U.S. Department of Agriculture: Solicitation for Applications to Assist Persistent Poverty Farmers, Ranchers, Agriculture Producers and Communities through Agriculture Resources

Funding will assist persistent poverty farmers, ranchers, agriculture producers and communities through agriculture for the purpose of leveraging USDA, state, local and private sector resources, to address local agricultural and natural resource issues, encourage collaboration and to develop state and local leadership and partnerships to assist limited resource and socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers and communities through agriculture industries. The eligible entities will provide technical assistance to persistent poverty communities, with emphasis on socially disadvantaged and/or veteran farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers to assist them in establishing a local working leaders group, identifying issues, challenges and assets, preparing a plan of action and identifying resources and means to address and accomplish results through available programmatic services and opportunities. Funding may also be used to educate and assist persistent poverty communities with socially disadvantaged and/or veteran farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers on accessing resources and opportunities available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Through the grant, organizations will assist persistent poverty communities and farmers, ranchers and agriculture producers by developing partnerships and strategies to address self-identified challenges and issues. Note: Persistent poverty areas are available for review at: https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/county-typology-codes.aspx, including Opportunity Zones (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-18-48.pdf. Amount: $4,000,000,000 is available to make awards that will range up to $150,000 per year and will not exceed $450,000 over the 3-year project period. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; tribal governments; and institutions of higher education. Deadline: August 24, 2020.

Resource Information
Funder U.S. Department of Agriculture
Eligibility Institutes of Higher Education, Nonprofit Organization, Tribal Government
Resource URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328107
Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response, Agriculture
Grant Amount $0-$450,000
Deadline August 24, 2020