Beginning Farmer Program and Grants

New farmers can acquire small farm lands from retiring owners with the help of the Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Program. The grant can be used by new farmers and ranchers to pay for the necessary training, technical and outreach assistance, education, whole farm planning, business training, and innovative ranch and farm transfer strategies. The acquired grants cannot be used for the construction and rehabilitation of buildings and facilities.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Beginning Farmer Program and Grants?

Those who are eligible to apply for this grant are state, local, and tribal entities; private and public entities; colleges and universities; and other Non-Government Organizations (NGOs).

How to Apply for Beginning Farmer Program and Grants?

To apply for this grant, go to the NIFA’s website and download the Request for Application (RFA) from the site.

Where to Apply for Beginning Farmer Program and Grants?

Details on where to submit the accomplished forms and necessary documents can be found at the application form. You may also contact the NIFA office in your area for more details regarding the submission of the necessary paper works for the said grant.

For more information on Beginning Farmer Program and Grants, contact:

USDA
NIFA
National Program Leader
1400 Independence Avenue SW
STOP 2215 or STOP 2240
Washington, District of Columbia 20024
Telephone: (202) 690-3162
www.nifa.usda.gov

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