Beyond the annual funding opportunity we provide through the Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) program and the North Central ERME Center, we want to keep you informed of funding opportunities to help serve America’s farmers and ranchers in addressing risk management on their operations. From time to time, these opportunities become available to fund educational programming for risk management education. We will post links to these programs as we are notified.
Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program – The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program provides funds for improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers by maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. Land-Grant Institutions, nonprofits, small business and others as stated in the RFA. The application period is open from Thursday, February 7, 2019 and closes Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Request for Applications.
Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund – The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is a small grant program that provides veterans with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to make purchases they have identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business. Since it was established in 2011, the Fellowship Fund has awarded $2 million to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. Applications will open February 1, 2019 and will close on March 8, 2019.
2018 Risk Management Agency funding – Crop Insurance in Targeted States and Risk Management Education Partnerships Program. This program is closed for 2018.
USDA NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) – This program is open to any Land-Grant Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Private Institutions of Higher Ed and Others. This program is closed for 2018.