Other Funding Opportunities

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.

USDA Invests 2 Million in RME for Historically Underserved Small Scale Producers | RMA

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers This program is now closed.

The FY 2020 Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) This program is now closed.

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America’s flagship competitive grants program for research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awards AFRI grants to stimulate rural economies, increase food production, promote the bioeconomy, mitigate impacts of climate variability, address water availability issues, ensure food safety and security, enhance human nutrition, and train the next generation of the agricultural workforce program. AFRI grants support research, education and extension activities in six Farm Bill priority areas: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. The letter of intent deadline and application deadline varies by program area. Be sure to check the RFA. Read the AFRI fact sheet.

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development ProgramThis grant program is now closed for 2021. BFRDP Funding Opportunity Webpage;

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program – The program is currently open for 2022. Closing date: Friday, April 8, 2022

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund – This program is currently open for 2022. Closing date: 2/14/22